Helena has been editor of English Teaching professional for 12 years, taking over the editorship from Susan Norman in 2001.

After leaving university, Helena started her teaching career in Japan where she worked for six years, teaching first in a high school and then in a junior college in Nagasaki. She has also taught in the UK. She worked as an editor and publisher for Longman for several years and is now a freelance editor and writer of ELT materials, along with the odd (sometimes very odd!) pantomime for her local theatre group.

She has written several titles for Longman, Macmillan, Langenscheidt and Orient Blackswan.