Materials Writing SIG

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SIG Mission: 

We are the Materials Writing Special Interest Group of BRAZ-TESOL. It is our aim to bring together materials writers, editors and publishers in Brazil in an environment of sharing, cooperation and learning. The motto of BRAZ-TESOL is “the more we are, the stronger we become”, and we aim to embody that, whether you are an experienced and published author, or someone who is interested in increasing your materials development skills for your classroom. All are welcome here!





SIG Team

James Taylor

James Taylor, based in Brasília, Brazil, is an EFL teacher, teacher trainer, materials writer and project manager for Active English. He's the 2nd Vice President of BRAZ-TESOL, leader of BRAZ-TESOL MAWSIG, a committee member of BRAZ-TESOL Brasília & IATEFL TDSIG and has written coursebooks for FTD Educaçao and TransFor.Me. He produces the TEFL Commute podcast & co-founded the Raise Up! project, encouraging diversity in ELT materials. He has twice been nominated for an ELTON award, winning for Excellence in Course Innovation in 2021.


James TaylorLeader

Daphne Walder

Daphne Walder has a post grad degree in Marketing from UC Berkeley and specialization in English Language Teaching and Learning. Daphne has over 20 years experience working for publishers and specializes in materials development for ELT and bilingual education. She is part of BRAZ-TESOL Materials Writing SIG and is Business Account Manager Americas for The Content Station.


Daphne WalderBoard member

Veronica Teodorov

Veronica Teodorov Ferreira has been in ELT for more than 20 years. After teaching for 12 years, she started in publishing. She has authored some series in Brazil, for both public and private markets, and has edited many coursebooks for international publishers. She holds a BA in Languages, post-graduate certificates in English and in Distance Learning, ICELT and Delta Module 2 certificates. She is currently managing her own ELT content company, Kenver Publishing and sharing her expertise on the Instagram profile @deprofessoraautor.


Veronica TeodorovBoard member