Educational Writers Group

For writers of materials for learners and teachers

Our Educational Writers Group (EWG) was set up in 1964 to:

  • Protect the interests of educational authors in professional matters, especially contracts, rates of pay, digitalisation and copyright;
  • Keep its members informed about developments in education, curriculum, TEFL, digital media and government policy;
  • Lobby for adequate funding for books in schools, colleges and libraries, and for well-stocked public libraries and professionally-staffed libraries in all educational institutions;
  • Encourage publishers in all media to respect the highest professional standards in educational writing, see our guidelines;
  • Enable educational writers to get together in congenial surroundings.

Members of the SoA who work in the education sector writers automatically join EWG and receive all emailings when they join the SoA.

The EWG is run by an elected committee and a professional secretary from the SoA, Bryony Hall.

We welcome feedback from members about professional issues and we ensure that relevant information is passed on to other EWG members. We also welcome feedback about EWG events and/or suggestions for future meetings. Get in touch.


Spring Seminar 2016

Posted: 17 February 2017

Watch our 2016 Spring Seminar below:

A textbook case An open letter from the EWG chair on the importance of textbooks, February 2015
ALCS Award for Educational Writing Outstanding contributions to English Language Teaching and Educational Writing.
Author Publisher Guidelines Principles to help guide the author-publisher working relationship.
British Council Award for ELT Writing Outstanding contributions by an English Language Teaching author(s)
NAWE The National Association of Writers in Education.
Nibweb The network of non-fiction writers and editors in Britain.
Tackling the torrent An event hand-out from 2010 on how to tackle the online piracy of books.