Hi! I’m Walton Burns, materials writer, editor, book designer, and publishing consultant. If you’re looking to self-publish, I can help you as much or as little as you need! I’m also available for freelance work in a variety of editorial and publishing areas! My main area of expertise is education, particularly English-language teaching, but I’m a quick learner!

I’ve been an EFL and ESL teacher since 2001. I’m also an award-winning materials writer with experience professionally since 2007. I currently write teacher resource books, textbooks, and lesson plans for ESL schools. From here, you can read a little more about me.

Scroll down or click here for my portfolio. Read some of the articles and interviews I’ve done. Find the notes to some of my presentations. Check out my publishing company  and some of the lesson plans I sell online.

If you have any questions or have an interesting proposal, feel free to check out my services and typical rates and get in touch.

Projects I’ve Worked on

Conversational Writing

Classroom Community Builders by Walton Burns from Alphabet Publishing

Classroom Community Builders

ESL Language Centers

Pro-Lingua Learning


Thirty-one Mysteries to Solve Clue by Clue

Inside Writing Into

The Stoic Teacher

Basic Reading 200

On the Board

Jojo’s Tiny Ear

Hang Out! 1 2 and 3

Short Plays Cover and Interior Designs

History’s Mysteries

Successful Group Work by Patrice Palmer from Alphabet Publishing

Successful Group Work

Grammar Editor for MasterMind

Oxford Online Proficiency Test

Clue by Clue Mysteries

Foundational English Vocabulary

Online Lesson Plans for Reallyenglish/New Horizons

New Ways in Teaching with Humor John Rucynski, Jr., Editor

New Ways in Teaching with Humor