Steve Elsworth has a BA and an MA in English from Lancaster University. He started his career teaching English in Turkey in 1977, a time which also included writing materials and working with Turkish Radio. On his return to the UK, Steve taught for two years at International House, London. He also spent time in Oran, Algeria, setting up an English programme at the Institute of Telecommunications, Steve has taught short-term courses in English for Accountancy at the European Business School, London. Steve Elsworth is the author of over twenty-five ELT titles, including material for the best-selling Longman courses, Discoveries and Strategies. In the mid-1980s, Steve took time off from ELT, writing for various newspapers on acid rain and air pollution.