Elena Bazanova is an associate professor, academic writing expert and scientific editor. She holds a PhD degree in TESOL. Currently, she directs the Language Training and Testing Center at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and the Academic Writing Office at the National University of Science and Technology "MISIS". She is also the president of the National Consortium of Writing Centres in Russia. She authored and co-authored numerous textbooks, including the winner of the All-Russia competition "The best TESOL textbook for non-linguistic universities". She is the author of the COURSERA specialization English for Research Publication Purposes.