Lexicography

I started my lexicography career working in-house at CUP on the first edition of the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary which provided me with an excellent grounding in ELT dictionaries.

As a freelance lexicographer, I’ve worked on dictionaries for all the major dictionary publishers, including CUP, OUP, Longman, Macmillan, Chambers and Collins COBUILD. I’ve worked on general learner’s dictionaries and more specialist publications such as the Oxford Guide to British and American Culture, the Oxford Learner’s Thesaurus, Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English and the Collins COBUILD IELTS Dictionary. I also worked on the Oxford Dictionary of English (third edition).

I was senior editor for the Collins COBUILD Key Words for IELTS series  of dictionary-style vocabulary books and co-editor for Key Words for Cambridge English First. On both titles, I was involved in developing word lists, format and features, as well as briefing and project managing a team of freelance compilers.

Dictionaries I’ve worked on include:

Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary (CUP)
Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (CUP)
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (Longman)
Longman Active Study Dictionary (Longman)
Chambers Student Learner’s Dictionary (Chambers)
Macmillan Collocations Dictionary (Macmillan)
Oxford Guide to British and Amercian Culture (OUP)
Oxford Learner’s Thesaurus (OUP)
Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English (OUP)
Genius English-Japanese Dictionary (OUP/Taishukan)
Oxford Dictionary of English 3e (OUP)
Collins COBUILD IELTS Dictionary (Collins)