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David K.

Author of 40 Books

New York, NY (10010)

Travel radius
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Hourly fee
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I'm the author of forty books on digital graphic, interactive, and Web design and several books on Adobe Dreamweaver, Illustrator, and Creative Suite for Adobe Press. My articles have been published online and in print in publications ranging from Macworld and PC World to Business Week. And I've ghost-written books for professionals in the world of sports photography, technology, and Internet Security.

My online classes in web and graphic design are syndicated through over 2000 colleges and universities around the world, and I've taught web design live at San Francisco State University Multimedia Studies Program, the California Community College system, and the University of California, Berkeley - Extension.

I've worked with artists, designers, musicians, performance venues, producers, craftspeople, theaters, and commercial institutions to develop their websites, create digital and interactive graphics, and craft effective writing projects of all types.

And I'm a friendly, patient tutor!!

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David’s subjects

Adobe Illustrator

I've been working with Illustrator commercially, teaching it, and writing books about it for twelve years. I'm the author of official Adobe classroom training guides for Illustrator, and several books on Illustrator for Adobe Press. I've worked successfully with students, artists and design professionals on project ranging from bus maps to digital portfolios, from animation artwork to 3d effects. And I'm a patient tutor!

Adobe Photoshop

My focus in Photoshop is preparing artwork for the Web, including sizing and sampling photos, exporting artwork to appropriate formats and resolutions, defining and applying transparency, and preparing photos for slideshows and other online online presentation formats.

Career Development

I taught basic computer and office skills for several years in the California Community College system, and I have a current, active California Community College certificate. A large component of my job in that capacity was preparing students to present themselves well in interviews, to adhere to the formal and informal protocols of business environments. In addition, of course -- I teach students the necessary skill set to succeed in a contemporary office. I'm approved by WyzAnt in General Computer, Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Writing, Web Design, and I'm a expert at Adobe Creative Suite.

Dreamweaver

I'm the author of Dreamweaver CS6 Mobile and Web Development with HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery Mobile (Packt); Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques (Adobe Press); Enhancing a Dreamweaver CS3 Web Site with Flash Video: Visual QuickProject (Peachpit Press); and Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques (Adobe Press). I've taught Dreamweaver at San Francisco State Multimedia Studies Program & 3rd Ward in New York City. I'm the author of over a dozen articles on Dreamweaver at AdobePress.com, and my videos on Dreamweaver have been viewed by tens of thousands of people.



English

I'm the author of over forty books and hundreds of published articles. I've also edited dozens of books and articles. In addition, I work as a freelance editor. I have a BA in communications, was news editor of my college newspaper. I have extensive formal and real-life working engagement with written (and spoken) English.

General Computer

I'm the author of 40+ best-selling books on all facets of computers, from web design to digital photography to Microsoft Money. I've taught computers for 20 years. And I hold a current, valid California Community College teaching certificate in Computers.

HTML

I'm the author of two of the most recognized "For Dummies" books on HTML5 and CSS3, along with dozens of other web design books that have sold over a million copies worldwide. I've been building websites and teaching HTML and CSS for over 15 years. My online HTML and CSS courses are offered through thousands of colleges and universities around the world. And, I'm an engaged, enthusiastic, patient tutor! My tutoring sessions are available only in New York City, but I can work with you to accommodate your travel plans and constraints.

Microsoft Excel

I'm a co-author of best selling books on Excel. I've taught Excel at the Community College level. And, I use Excel daily to manage complex accounts.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I'm a co-author of best-selling books on Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint. I've worked with clients to prepare effective presentations. And I use PowerPoint daily in my consulting work.

Microsoft Project

I've taught Microsoft Project at Accelerated Computer Training in Los Angeles. I'm the author of a book on how to use Microsoft Project. I've designed project management plans with MS Project for web development and for the entertainment industry. I've worked effectively with undergraduates, grad students, and business professionals to build MS Project-based projects, to define tasks and objectives, to apply dependency relationships, to define resources, to estimate budgets and schedules, and to track project progress.

Photography

I'm the co-author of highly acclaimed and best selling books on digital photography. I'm the author of the PC Magazine Printing Great Digital Photos. I specialize in digital photography technique, technology, and workflow.

Political Science

I've written extensively on contemporary and historical political science topics ranging from comparative economics to the relationship between culture and politics. My BA in Communications included substantial work in political science, and involved an extensive internship at the Vera Institute. My tutoring approach works from, and with the students' assigned course material, and I integrate advanced level cognitive and information organization skills into helping them succeed in their poly sci courses.

Proofreading

I have a BA in Communications. I was an editor at my college newspaper. I've edited dozens of books an articles as a freelance proofreader and copy editor. And, I've written dozens of books that required a high level of comprehension of English grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.

Web Design

I'm the co-author of a how-to book on building websites, a how-to book on HTML5 and CSS3, and over 20 other books on web design. My web design clients range from Hewlett-Packard to the Himalayan Fair. My web design classes are syndicated and taught (online) at over 2000 colleges and universities worldwide. I teach advanced Web Design at 3rd Ward in NYC.

Writing

I'm the author of 40 successful books. I've written and/or edited hundreds of articles in publications ranging from Macworld to Business Week. And I've ghost-written books for experts in various realms, and artists.

I have two basic approaches to helping clients advance their writing and communication skills:

1) I work with executives, artists, performers and others for whom English is a second language, to build effective vocabulary and command of English. My approach is creative and non-formal, emphasizing building vocabulary (words), and weaving in grammar, syntax, cultural references, pronunciation, and other dimensions of communicating with American audiences.

2) I help graduate and undergraduate students organize...

And... I'm a patient and enthusiastic tutor!

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Education

Antioch University (BA in Communications)

Excellent First Lesson! Bravo David K. Can't wait till the next one. I am a retired professor of art history and former dean at Rutgers and know good instruction. David qualifies and more. I am putting together a website and am totally self taught. I needed to tweak the site as well as understand certain principles I could not master on my own. David K. was terrific. Most importantly, he understands thoroughly the two programs I am using--Dreamweaver and Photo ...

— Seth from New York, NY on 1/27/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $90.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Sessions are minimum two hours in Manhattan or Brooklyn. Appointments are first-come, first-serve.

Travel policy

David will travel within 20 miles of New York, NY 10010.

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