Meet the authors

Watch video interviews with Steve Taylore-Knowles introducing Open Mind and Life Skills, and read about the authors below.


Steve Taylore-Knowles

Steve has been involved in ELT for 17 years as a teacher, examiner, trainer and author. His most recent courses, published by Macmillan, are Open Mind and the American English Mind series. He has also written a number of other successful courses including Laser and Destination.

He served on the Executive Board of TESOL Greece and regularly speaks on various aspects of English Language Teaching at conferences and events around the world.


Joanne Taylore-Knowles

After completing her Master’s degree in English, Jo moved out to Greece, where she worked as an English language teacher. She taught a range of students there, from young learners to adults, specialising in exam preparation classes, and eventually moved into writing classroom materials.


Mickey Rogers

Mickey graduated from the University of Texas and went on to teach there after gaining a Masters degree in TEFL. Mickey has since taught in Colombia, Spain, America and Mexico.

With Macmillan, Mickey has worked as a teacher trainer, a sales rep, an editor, a managing editor, a manager of academic services, and finally as a freelance author. Her other titles include Style, Skyline and Attitude.


Dorothy E. Zemach

Dorothy E. ZemachDorothy Zemach taught ESL for over 18 years, in Asia, Africa, and the US. She holds an MA in TESL from the School for International Training in Vermont, USA. Dorothy now concentrates on writing and editing ELT materials and conducting teacher training workshops. Her areas of speciality and interest are teaching reading and writing, business English, academic English and testing.