Paul Heacock – an obituary

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by Cambridge Dictionaries
Paul HeacockIt is with extreme sadness that we announce the death of Paul Heacock, Publishing Manager of ELT Dictionaries and Grammar and occasional contributor to this blog. Paul died on October 17, 2015, from pneumonia related to ongoing treatment for cancer. He was 59.

Paul was hired as a contractor by the Press in 1992 to work on the Cambridge International Dictionary of English, and became a full-time staff member in 1994. Working first under Sidney Landau, and then leading the division, first alongside Liz Walter and then as sole director for Dictionaries, Paul expanded Cambridge’s range of dictionaries and grammar resources for learners of English. An “early adopter” of technology before there was such a term, Paul drove the digital management of dictionary assets, the development of the Press’s extensive corpus holdings, the development of English Profile, and the integration of corpus research into Cambridge ELT…

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