After leaving university, Helena Gomm, editor of English Teachingprofessional, started her teaching career in Japan where she worked for six years, teaching first in a high school and then in a junior college in Nagasaki.
Helena has also taught English in the UK. She worked as an editor and publisher for Longman for several years and is now a freelance editor and writer of ELT materials, along with the odd (sometimes very odd!) pantomime for her local theatre group.
She has written several titles for Longman, Macmillan, Langenscheidt and Orient Blackswan. She took over from Susan Norman as editor ofEnglish Teaching Professionalin 2001.