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University of California, Berkeley
Psychology
International Institute for Advanced Study
PhD

Education

University of California, Berkeley (Psychology)

International Institute for Advanced Study (PhD)

About James

I'm the author or co-author of seven non-fiction books that have been translated into more than 20 languages. I've also written more than 30 guides or manuals for businesses and government agencies, and conducted training throughout the United States, as well as Russia, Egypt, Brazil, Japan, Thailand, and other countries. I'm now living in Maui and eager to work with committed students and aspiring writers.

I'm less interested in grammar than I am in structuring your writing so that the flow of the writing is simple and direct. When you are starting out it is hard enough to write good clear prose with a logical structure. Too much flowery language gets in the way. Elegance comes with experience.

I've "been there, done that." What I offer is the experience of someone who has actually written books and guides (including a best seller and some award winners). I've also been an international public speaker, with audiences into the hundreds. I've learned to teach through story-telling. If you must do Power Point presentations they must be visual, not just a bunch of words. Graphics should be graphic

I've been a consultant to more than 50 government agencies. My special area of expertise is designing processes for consulting with the public before controversial government decisions (public participation). I also have been involved in social science studies such as alternative futures planning, social impact assessment, decision analysis. I've seen how decisions are actually made inside government.

My schedule is flexible. I don't have preconceptions about what every student must accomplish. I'll help you accomplish your goals.
I'm the author or co-author of seven non-fiction books that have been translated into more than 20 languages. I've also written more than 30 guides or manuals for businesses and government agencies, and conducted training throughout the United States, as well as Russia, Egypt, Brazil, Japan, Thailand, and other countries. I'm now living in Maui Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Kihei, HI 96753
English:
Public Speaking,
Writing
Language:
Writing
History:
Government & Politics, Political Science,
Social Studies,
Writing
Elementary Education:
Writing
Business:
Public Speaking,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Political Science

Jim is the author of three books on public participation in governmental decision making. These books are assigned reading in classes at a number of universities including Harvard, Texas, Rutgers, Edinburgh, Virginia. He has designed or conducted more than 300 public participation processes on topics as controversial as nuclear power, toxic waste, explosives cleanup, and prescribed burns. His clients include more than 50 federal, state or local governmental agencies, up to and including the White House.

Public Speaking

Creighton has been a featured speaker at scores of conferences, especially for government agencies or trade associations. His topics have included risk communication, interpersonal communication, and public participation. Within the past year he has been a keynote speaker at conferences in Brazil and Thailand. He is the developer of the US Department of Energy’s How to Communicate with the Public training course and guide, which includes a module on public speaking, and has conducted public speaking training for several companies. Creighton has also conducted several hundred training courses around the world. While promoting his books Creighton has appeared on more than 100 radio and television shows including The View with Barbara Walters, the Sally Jessy Raphael Show, the Montel Williams Show, and the ABC Home Show.

Social Studies

Jim is the co-author of a text on how to assess social impacts. He is the author of guides for various governmental agencies on topics as diverse as environmental justice, working with tribal nations, alternative futures planning, and many other related topics. He has studied the social impacts associated controversial governmental actions involving reallocation of water and storage of nuclear waste.

University of California, Berkeley
Psychology
International Institute for Advanced Study
PhD

Education

University of California, Berkeley (Psychology)

International Institute for Advanced Study (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 30 miles of Kihei, HI 96753.