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Bruce H.

Rochester, NY

$40/hour

Journalist / writer who values the written word

In-person lessons

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Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
B.A. Journalism

Education

Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA (B.A. Journalism)

About Bruce

It was writing that, quite literally, got me through high school and college. Without writing -- my aptitude for it, my seriousness about it, my enjoyment of it, my appreciation for its grace and utility and power -- I might not have graduated from either. I certainly wouldn't have become a working journalist and professional communicator. What student, professional or retiree wouldn't benefit from being able to communicate clearly through writing?

Writing has faced its share of fads and enhancements, from (during my lifetime) "gonzo" journalism to social media abbreviations. But the essence of good writing manages to survive them all. I can't think of a better pursuit than passing along my understanding of, and respect for, the written word -- whether it's to inform, entertain or inspire -- to others. The fundamentals of good writing aren't old-fashioned -- they're timeless. And as I learned early on, writing well can set you apart.

You might ask: "What kinds of writing have you done?" Pretty much everything from Facebook posts to long form, personal projects to professional assignments. At different times during my career I've also served as an editor, proofreader and ghost writer. I have quite a bit of experience identifying and developing good writing in others, primarily in one-on-one situations.

The best way to improve your writing is to write on a regular basis, so tutoring sessions typically involve two segments: instruction in writing essentials and techniques, and assigning / critiquing writing projects that apply what we're covering. I also like to present examples of good writing from an assortment of authors and wordsmiths. We can emphasize the basics (e.g., grammar, organization) or higher-order aspects (e.g., storytelling, tempo, tone) depending on your goals.

My daytime schedule is flexible, and I have the occasional evening open. I make myself available for a free introductory session to get to know each other and discuss the reasons you'd like to work with a tutor. I require a minimum of four hours notice if you intend to cancel a session.

Whatever your age, whatever your need or interest, I can help you become a better, more effective and more confident writer. Thanks for your consideration. I hope to hear from you soon.
It was writing that, quite literally, got me through high school and college. Without writing -- my aptitude for it, my seriousness about it, my enjoyment of it, my appreciation for its grace and utility and power -- I might not have graduated from either. I certainly wouldn't have become a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Rochester, NY 14624
In-person lessons
English:
Proofreading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Vocabulary

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Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
B.A. Journalism

Education

Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA (B.A. Journalism)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bruce will travel within 30 miles of Rochester, NY 14624.