Our authors are all highly trained professionals in the teaching and training field and have years of experience in classrooms across the world. This experience feeds into their writing ensuring that their materials are based directly on the reality of the language classroom. See below to find out more about them all, both inside and outside the classroom!

Liz Walter

Richmond Vocabulary Builder B1 and B2 are Liz and co-author Kate Woodford's first books for Richmond. Both of them have a background in lexicography, and for many years Liz was senior commissioning editor for dictionaries at Cambridge University Press.

Liz and Kate set up their company, Camlex, in 2007 in order to pursue more diverse writing and research opportunities. They specialize in vocabulary and grammar and have written a wide range of materials including books on collocations and phrasal verbs, grammar course books for young learners, a guide to common errors, two phrase books and a writing guide.

Liz also enjoys teaching and lecturing. She does supply teaching in a language school in her home town of Cambridge, UK which brings her into contact with a wide range of students of all levels and backgrounds, as well as occasionally teaching lexicography and giving presentations on various language-related subjects in many different countries.


She enjoys producing teaching materials and has worked on a number of projects in New Zealand and the UK. For Richmond, she has worked on the Elevator series and Target FCE. Annie currently lives in Bristol.



Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Lee Williams, originally from Cleveland, Ohio, lives in Mexico City with her husband and two sons. She has a degree in Education from Edinboro State University in Pennsylvania and over 30 years of experience teaching young children in the United States and in Mexico. She continues to teach and work with children from all over the world, assisting them in adapting to living in Mexico and learning in an all-English curriculum. She has authored and co-authored the following Richmond Pre-school series: Kinder Steps, Sprinkles, Jellybeans, Tippy Toes and Gumdrops. She served as the series consultant for I Can! and she has written the first two levels of the Primary Series: Step Up Higher and Sprint. Most recently, she has worked as the English Support Coordinator at the primary level at an International School in Mexico City.

Throughout the years, Rebecca has been an active educational consultant; giving workshops and conducting in-service training sessions for many bilingual schools in the Mexico City area. She enjoys sharing her ideas, creating new materials and helping other teachers to implement innovative and engaging techniques in their classrooms.


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