Training and Writing Coach
Let me be your writing coach
Writing is a valuable skill in business and the professions. Some of us need training while others need a brush-up.
I work with you using whatever online tools are most comfortable for you. We don't even have to be there at the same time unless you like to work that way. We can use email, Google Hangouts, Skype, or other tools. I provide you with reading material, exercises, and feedback.
You proceed at your own speed. There are no deadlines. However, you pay in advance for each training episode.
Here is what happens:
You'll send me 3 samples of your recent writing.
I'll analyze your work to identify the writing problems.
I report to you on the nature of the problems.
You receive an individual training plan that identifies areas that need work.
I deliver to you the initial training materials for the writing problem of highest priority.
You read it and complete some exercises.
I give you feedback as needed.
We spend the time needed to clarify and correct the priority problem.
You decide whether to continue with the lessons or proceed on your own to address the other writing problems I have identified for you.
If you want to continue with me, I will send you another set of material including exercises.
What does it cost?
Session 1 is $500. Further sessions are $350.
Send your questions to email@example.com
My most treasured student evaluation
From a teacher with 14 years experience
The teaching was excellent. The course exercises --both in-class and at-home-- opened up multiple opportunities for students to learn at their own pace and in their own way. Cheryl chose very interesting, appropriate and varied ways of communicating her material. She was approachable and welcoming of ideas and suggestions.
Cheryl's intelligent, wise and completely impromptu handling of a classroom situation involving the painful and divisive topic of "political correctness" was a model of the best type of teaching and leadership. It was informed by compassion and respect, but conducted with intellectual rigor, ease and creativity, moral courage and professionalism. She honored all those who spoke, and accurately captured their differences in viewpoint, but did not back down from her duty to conduct teaching in an open and inclusive environment.
I believe that, as a result, group cohesion and mutural respect in the class actually deepened and strenghthened. As an institution of higher learning, VCC has good reason to be very proud indeed of its teaching staff.
Plain Language Advice Service
I charge an hourly rate to review or edit your material for plain language.
I can give training or presentations on topics like these
- Plain Language Legal Writing
- Plain Language for consumers
- Editing Legal Language
- Plain Language Writing and Editing
- Plain Language Use of Visuals
- Understanding the "general public" as an audience
- Plain Language Project Management
- Plain Language Organizational Change