The senior editor at Alphabet Publishing, Walton Burns began teaching English in Vanuatu in the South Pacific. He has taught Russian oil executives, middle-school children, and Kazakh scholarship recipients.
Burns began selling lesson plans and classroom activities in 2007. He continues to publish his own lesson plans as well as writing, editing, and designing freelance. His clients have included Oxford University Press, Macmillan, Pearson, Compass Publishing, 2LTI Testing, and New Horizons Language Schools. Besides his books with Alphabet Publishing, he is the author of Inside Writing Intro (OUP), Clue by Clue (Pro-Lingua), and a number of course books with Compass Publishing.