Svetlana Suchkova directs the Academic Writing Center at Higher School of Economics, Moscow. She holds a degree in philology. She is a teacher of English, a teacher trainer, an expert in Cambridge exams, and the Board member of the National Consortium of Writing Centers.

Svetlana authored and co-authored several textbooks for university teachers and students, among them English for Academics series published by Cambridge University Press in collaboration with the British Council. She has participated with presentations in numerous national and international conferences, edited Scopus-indexed The Journal of AsiaTEFL. Her areas of expertise are academic and research writing, public speaking, and teacher training.