Lindsay Clandfield is a teacher, teacher trainer and international author from Canada. He is the main author of Macmillan's new award-winning and critically acclaimed adult course Global (2010) and was a part of the author team for the popular Straightforward Series. Lindsay has won prestigious recognition for his writing, most notably for Global and Dealing with Difficulties (Delta Publishing, with co-author Luke Prodromou) both of which earned him a visit to Buckingham Palace to receive an award from the Duke of Edinburgh. After teaching in Mexico, Spain and the UK Lindsay began his writing career with the website Onestopenglish. He became a regular after winning the Lesson Share competition three times in a row. Rebecca Robb Benne is co-author (with Lindsay Clandfield) of the Intermediate and Upper-intermediate levels of Macmillan's new adult course Global, and co-author (with Jon Hird) of the Advanced level of the modular course Move. She has also written various other courses and resource materials for teenagers. Rebecca has been involved in language teaching at all levels for twenty years as a teacher, editor and writer. She holds a BSc and PGCE in French and German, and an MSc in Applied Linguistics, and has taught English, French and German in the UK, Germany and Denmark. Her main interests, are materials and course design, cultural awareness and motivation. Amanda Jeffries is a teacher, teacher educator and author specialising in teaching advanced learners. She has taught in Chile and in the UK, and is currently working with university students and teachers in Oxford. For Macmillan, she has written the workbook and contributed writing pages for Straightforward Advanced. She is co-author of New Inside Out Advanced. She has also contributed writing, review and study skills sections to the Global series and is co-author of Global Advanced.