Trish Stott studied at London and York universities, gaining a BSc in Economics and an MA in English Language Teaching and Linguistics. After spending one year in the British industry, she spent the next eight years teaching in France, Italy, Spain, and the UK.

In 1981 she joined the training organisation York Associates, and managed to combine teaching and teacher training throughout central and eastern Europe with writing and managing the training centre.

She specializes in the travel and tourism sector, and is the author of Highly Recommended - English for the Hotel and Catering Industry, First Class - English for Tourism, At Your Service - English for the Tourist Industry, and co-author of English for the Telecommunications Industry, all published by Oxford University Press.