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Sue Leather

Sue Leather

125 Milross Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6A 0A1
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Editor specializing in fiction and in education, especially English language teaching. Over 30 years' experience working with international writers and educational publishers. Published author, Teacher and Trainer in ELT (English Language Teaching), Master of Education in English Language Teaching.

My background

I was born in the UK and have lived in Canada since 2004. I have dual nationality.

For the past 20 + years, I have run my own business as ELT consultant, teacher educator and author.  My educational consultancy group, Sue Leather Associates ( ) specialises in teacher and trainer education, teacher’s professional development, and in the management of international ELT projects. My international experience covers Central and South Asia, Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, North Africa, North and South America.  I have worked in almost 60 countries.

In support of my academic work, I have authored a number of books. Here is a selection of them:

My work

My work falls into two categories:

  1. Work with publishers on fiction

I am an expert author of learner literature and have written some 35 original novels for academic publishers such as Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Penguin  and National Geographic Learning. I twice won the Extensive Reading Foundation ‘s Learner Literature Award. 

I was Joint Series Editor of Cengage/National Geographic’s Page Turners series for which I story edited some 50 books, working with around 25 writers. The series won a number of Learner Literature Awards.

You can view my Amazon author page here.  

  1. Work with publishers on academic titles and training materials

I have extensive experience with publishers of English language teaching (ELT) materials. I am experienced in developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading, and British/North American localization. My clients have included the British Council, Cambridge University Press, National Geographic, Oxford University Press and Scholastic.

I am on the Editorial Panel of the ELT Journal.

My credentials

  • Master of Education degree in  Education ( English Language Teaching)
  • BA in Modern Languages (Spanish and French )
  • DELTA (Diploma in Teaching English to Adults)

For more information

For more information, please visit my website. I am looking forward to hearing from you and discussing how we can work together!

Editorial Skills

  • Developmental or project editing
  • Online editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Academic materials, general
  • Fiction
  • Fiction, mystery


  • Literature
  • Pedagogy