About the authors

Teaching tips from the authors

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Mark Powell

Mark is a business soft skills trainer and presentations coach based in Mallorca. In his 25-year career he has worked with a wide range of Fortune 500 companies and authored six different bestselling titles.

Mark's books, including the Intermediate and Upper Intermediate levels of Macmillan's highly successful In Company series (now in its third edition), are regularly in use at PepsiCo, Citibank, Yahoo, Daimler and Exxon Mobil, among many others.

A dynamic and popular speaker on the international conference circuit, for the last 18 years, Mark has also run accredited train-the-trainer courses for The London Chamber of Industry and Trinity College London, training more than 500 intercultural Business English professionals from 20 different countries.

Mark is author of In Company 3.0 (published by Macmillan, 2014) with Simon Clarke, John Allison, Edward de Chazal and Ed Pegg.


Simon Clarke

Simon lives and works in the Basque Country of northern Spain. Married with two grown-up children, he is a director at Lacunza - International House San Sebastian, which provides language services in English, French and Chinese and has over 5,500 students and a teaching staff of over 100.

Back in his early career at Lacunza, Simon was part of a two-man team which set up an independent Business English unit. They pioneered a Telephone English system of study which is still a popular option for many learners, and has of course developed over the years as technology has changed. The department maintains an excellent reputation with the local business community, working with companies and institutions as well as private individuals.

Simon is author of Macmillan’s In Company 3.0 (published 2014) with Mark Powell, John Allison, Edward de Chazal and Ed Pegg.


John Allison

John has designed, sold and delivered professional English courses in France since 1980. After many years of squeezing in teaching between sales and management responsibilities, he is now happy to spend more time in the classroom as a teacher and teacher trainer. He takes a special interest in developing management and people skills.

He is the author of the In Company Second Edition Case Studies with Mark Powell, and The Business Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced levels with Paul Emmerson, Jeremy Townend, Rachel Appleby and Edward de Chazal.

John is also author of Macmillan’s The Business 2.0 Pre-intermediate level, and In Company 3.0, Macmillan’s latest course for Business English, with Mark Powell, Simon Clarke, Edward de Chazal and Ed Pegg (2014).


Ed Pegg

Ed teaches the International Business Communication programme at the London School of English, where he provides language and communication training to multi-cultural groups of professionals.

He specialises in English for international management and cross cultural pragmatics. He is particularly interested in identifying best practice in communication in multi-cultural working environments.

Ed recently received the inaugural Excellence in Business English Training award from English UK in acknowledgement of his innovative, client-focused approach to Business English training.

Ed is author of the new Starter level of In Company 3.0 (Macmillan 2015) with Mark Powell, Simon Clarke, John Allison and Edward de Chazal.


Edward de Chazal

Edward graduated from the University of London and began his teaching career in Izmir, Turkey in 1987. Since then he has taught English for Specific, Business, and Academic Purposes in several contexts, including Bilkent University School of English Language in Ankara, Turkey, and the Joint Command and Staff College in Kuwait. In London he has been a teacher trainer for Trinity College London’s certificate and diploma in TESOL, and as a Trinity examiner for their ESOL spoken and written examinations he has visited a number of countries including the UK and Ireland, Italy, Spain, Hungary and Argentina.

Edward is a regular presenter at IATEFL and other conferences, particularly in the field of English for Academic Purposes. From 2002 to 2011 he worked at the University College London (UCL) Language Centre. Edward is now an independent writer, presenter and trainer, and has co-authored the new Oxford EAP series.

His most recent project is the creation of new material such as student-facing EAP videos and PowerPoints at his website: www.jurassicacademic.com

He is the author of Macmillan’s In Company 3.0 (A1/Starter) with Mark Powell, Simon Clarke, John Allison and Ed Pegg.