Dorothy Zemach

ELT Editor

After working in-house as a Senior Development Editor for Cambridge University Press, I now freelance on developmental editing, production editing, copy editing, and proofreading. I’m experienced with print and digital/online products. I catch the little stuff (and the big stuff), hit deadlines, and work well with authors.


I’ve worked with multiple ELT publishers (Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Macmillan, Pearson, Cengage, University of Michigan Press, McGraw-Hill) on a variety of projects. 2 years in-house with Cambridge University Press as a senior development editor before going freelance.

  • Developmental editing
  • Production editing
  • Copy editing and proofreading
  • Experience with coursebooks, skills books, and testing materials
  • Print and online

A selection of titles I’ve worked on:

  • 2 online business English courses for Pearson English Business Solutions, 2015.
  • 4 online academic English courses for Laureate Education, 2015.
  • Inside Writing, multiple levels (Oxford University Press, 2014).
  • Inside Writing, levels 01, and 2 (Oxford University Press, 2012).
  • Listening Tips (Richards & Burns, Pearson Education, 2011).
  • Q: Skills for Success, Listening and Speaking, Level 5 (Snow & Zwier, series editors, Oxford University Press, 2011).
  • Learn to Listen, Listen to Learn (LeBauer, Pearson Education, 2009).
  • NorthStar: Listening and Speaking, Level 4 (Ferree & Sanabria, Pearson Education, 2008).
  • Writing to Communicate 3 (Boardman, Pearson Education, 2008).
  • Writing to Communicate 23rd Edition (Boardman & Frydenburg, Pearson Education, 2007).
  • Writing to Communicate 1 (Boardman, Pearson Education, 2008).
  • Complete Guide to the TOEFL, online edition (Rogers et. al., Cengage, 2007).
  • Let’s Talk 1, 2, and 3, 2nd Edition (Jones, Cambridge University Press, 2007).
  • Active Listening 1, 2, and 3, 2nd Edition (Brown & Smith, Cambridge University Press, 2007).
  • Touchstone, student books, Web site, and test bank items (McCarthy, McCarten, & Sandiford, Cambridge University Press, 2006).
  • Interchange 3e, student books, teacher’s manuals, Web site, and tests (Richards, Hull, & Proctor, Cambridge University Press, 2006).
  • Writing from Within Intro, Teacher’s Guide (Gargagliano, Cambridge University Press, 2004).
  • Writing from Within Intro (Kelly & Gargagliano, Cambridge University Press, 2004). 
  • Connect 1, 2, 3, and 4 (Richards, Barbisan, & Sandy, Cambridge University Press, 2003).