Sheldon has been teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) since 2002, working in the UK, Indonesia and China. Since 2005 he has been working on pathway programmes which prepare EFL students for university study at Western universities, chiefly in the USA, UK and Australia, including the NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) programme. He is the author of the EAP Foundation series of text books for academic English, text books for Chinese language learning, as well as several novels. He is the founder and chief developer of the EAPFoundation.com website. He currently resides in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China.