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About Speechmark Publishing

For over 30 years Speechmark Publishing has been at the forefront of providing quality, practical resources for professionals working in Speech & Language Therapy, Mental Health, Elderly Care, Special Needs and Education, to a worldwide customer base.

Developed, tested and peer reviewed by the end users – specialists, therapists, medical and educational professionals, carers, teachers and individuals – the books, games, card sets, assessments, CDs and training manuals we publish ensure that the most appropriate resources are available to assist professionals in delivering the best possible service to their patient/client.

The high quality content of all our publications is backed up by Speechmark's emphasis on good design, clear typography and clear images.  We continue to work with our professional partners– future projects include apps, ebooks and on-line content.

Speechmark products are distributed around the world. If you would like more information on where to find Speechmark products, please see our contact page.


Ben Hulme-Cross



Ben is responsible for commissioning print resources across all subjects within health, social care and education. He has been involved with Special Educational Needs (SEN), Language and Literacy as a publisher for over a decade, and has also written over 50 books for children, including many for children with SEN.


Tanya Dean

Editorial & Production

Tanya is responsible for the editorial and production functions of Speechmark. She joined the company in 2009 in the role of Senior Publishing Co-ordinator, then Publishing Team Manager, before her current role. Tanya has 18 years’ experience in publishing, and has held various editorial / production positions working for a number of publishing houses, namely Open University Press / McGraw-Hill Education, Kogan Page and Oxford University Press.


Claire Fraser

UK & International Sales

Claire is responsible for all UK & International Sales, managing existing relationships and developing new ones with trade customers, as well as building relationships with councils/local authorities and best supporting the educational needs of each sector. Claire has worked for Penguin Random House and Duckworth, but her main passion lies in education publishing, particularly mental health and emotional wellbeing. She has a Master’s Degree in Publishing and writes freelance for charities such as Mind and Anxiety UK.

E: T: +44 (0)20 72654 185

Rebecca Leakey

Sales & Marketing

Rebecca is responsible for overseeing the Sales and Marketing team for Speechmark Publishing. She joined Speechmark’s parent company, Electric Word plc, in 2012, where she has since held various marketing and sales positions. Rebecca has a BA (Hons) degree in International Business Studies and over 5 years’ experience in working in marketing across various sectors.

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Anaita Agatic 

Sales & Marketing  

Anaita is responsible for implementing and executing marketing plans for all products through digital and traditional means. She has a BSc (Hons) degree from the London School of Economics and has gained experience working in various marketing and media agencies.

E: T: +44 (0)20 72654 243

Sarah Skinner

Data and eBook

Sarah is responsible for overseeing Speechmark’s eBook programme, in addition to managing data feeds to support sales through third-party e-tailers. Sarah also manages author contracts and foreign rights enquiries. Prior to joining Speechmark in late 2015, Sarah gained a Master's Degree in Publishing from University College London.

E: T: +44 (0)20 72654 241

Jonathan McKenna

Managing Director

Jonathan is responsible for the day-to-day management of Speechmark Publishing. He joined Speechmark’s parent company, Electric Word plc, in 2013, where he has since held various editorial and publishing positions. Prior to joining Electric Word, Jonathan spent eight years at an STM journal and medical communications publisher, culminating in the position of Associate Publishing Director. Before this, he worked for five years as Managing Editor and Research Analyst in the health and consumer markets divisions of a leading market and business information provider.

E: T: +44 (0)20 7265 4202

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Place of registration: England & Wales

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