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Carl M.

Improve Your Writing by Focusing on the Basics

Improve Your Writing by Focusing on the Basics

$50/hour

  • 4 hours tutoring

  • Kennebunk, ME 04043

About Carl


Bio

I retired from Liberty Mutual Insurance in Boston, Mass., in May 2013 after 18 years as the company’s manager of internal communications. In that role, I managed a team of four internal communications professionals, all of whom spent much of their time writing for the intranet, publications, etc. Over the years, we emphasized writing quality and doing our best to make our copy something that Liberty’s employees would actually want to read. After all, on the surface at least, insurance ...

I retired from Liberty Mutual Insurance in Boston, Mass., in May 2013 after 18 years as the company’s manager of internal communications.

In that role, I managed a team of four internal communications professionals, all of whom spent much of their time writing for the intranet, publications, etc. Over the years, we emphasized writing quality and doing our best to make our copy something that Liberty’s employees would actually want to read. After all, on the surface at least, insurance isn’t exactly one of the more exciting businesses to write about.

Prior to joining Liberty Mutual, I spent 20 years in various internal communications capacities at the former Shawmut Bank in Boston and Chase Bank in New York. Throughout this time period, writing was always one of my responsibilities.

I'm a graduate of Kenyon College with a BA in English and Northwestern University (Medill School of Journalism) with a BS in Journalism.

My entire focus is on helping you improve your basic writing skills, concentrating on these areas:

•Reader Focus
•Active Voice
•Concise Word Use
•Tired Language/Jargon
•Punctuation
•Abbreviations and Acronyms
•Capitalization, Dates and Times, Numbers
•Tone
•And more depending on where you want help.

We will start with a conversation about your writing, and where you think you need the most help.

I have 35 years experience writing and editing, with a focus on creating clear, easy-to-understand, reader-focused copy.

Being retired, I'm available anytime to help. You will find me easy, if not fun, to work with. In other words, I won't bite.


Education

Kenyon College
English
Northwestern University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Kennebunk, ME 04043
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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I'm retired from business with almost 40 years writing and editing experience. During a lot of that time I've worked with staff members on some of the most basic aspects of writing.

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I'm retired from business with almost 40 years writing and editing experience. During a lot of that time I've worked with staff members on some of the most basic aspects of writing.

$50/hour

Carl M.

$50/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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