In a career spanning over 30 years, Roy started out teaching French and German in England before moving to Madrid in 1989 to work in ELT, mainly for International House. He also spent a brief period in the 1990s as Director of Studies
at Soros International House in Vilnius, Lithuania. Roy has been writing for Macmillan for over 17 years, and is the author of the new exam prepara- tion course Straight to First, as well as Ready for First and Straightforward Advanced. He has also co-authored Ready for Advanced and the Spanish Bachillerato (Upper Secondary) course Upgrade.