Richard Slessor has extensive and widely varying experience in publishing, both in the UK and in Southeast and East Asia. He has also had opportunities to obtain a first hand view of publishing in the USA, Canada, China, Sri Lanka, the Middle East and several East and West African countries. Richard was the first Publishing Manager of Macmillan Hong Kong; ran an Asian editorial services unit for the Macmillan group; built up the Stanley Thornes humanities list more or less from scratch; and was a founder and Managing Director of Accent, a specialist modern languages publisher. In the late 1990s, he had responsibility for developing tertiary level EFL publishing at Garnet Publishing in Reading, with a special focus on the Middle East.
From 1995 to 1997, Richard was Senior Lecturer in Publishing at West Herts College, and ran the college's postgraduate diploma course in publishing. From 2000 to 2005, he taught business language and communication at Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore, and ran the post-experience publishing courses there. Richard has also run co-publishing seminars for senior publishers in China, and done consultancy work for the Ethiopian government’s educational materials agency.Courses conducted: