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John O.

Saratoga Springs, NY

$50/hour

International writer and interview trainer

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St Joseph's College
English literature
University of Kent at Canterbury, England
Graduate Coursework

Education

St Joseph's College (English literature)

University of Kent at Canterbury, England (Graduate Coursework)

About John

For 30 years, I wrote speeches and did media training for senior executives at GE and other major corporations. My personal writing has appeared in Newsweek magazine, The Albany Times Union and The Newtown Conn. Bee newspaper. Clarity, concise messages and presentation skills are key to this work. Words and knowing how to behave in an interview are how we present ourselves to colleges, employers and often the world at large.

Prior to my work life, I went to graduate school in England. As an American, the perspective this provided has been invaluable in my professional career.

Positioning your messages, expressing them clearly and connecting with your audience (college recruiter, hiring manager, client, etc.) are central to meeting your goals. I can help you organize your approach so you'll make the best of your talents. We'll address writing (it's easier than you think), messages (When you leave the presentation/interview, what will they remember?) and presentation skills (body language, eye contact, tone, etc.).

Finally, you'll feel you've done a first-rate job of making your case. And that's a great feeling.
For 30 years, I wrote speeches and did media training for senior executives at GE and other major corporations. My personal writing has appeared in Newsweek magazine, The Albany Times Union and The Newtown Conn. Bee newspaper. Clarity, concise messages and presentation skills are key to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
English,
Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
Career Development
Computer:
Microsoft Word
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Political Science
Business:
Business, Career Development, Law, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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English

I was, for a long time, a corporate communications executive at GE and other big companies. My job was to help business leaders express themselves in words.

My own writing has appeared in The Newtown Conn Bee, The Albany Times-Union, The Philadelphia Daily Report and Newsweek magazine.

I take a gentle and jovial approach to writing and teaching. Most people, including children, are actually good storytellers. That's at the very heart of writing. I have three grown children, two of whom are poets and one teaches English at Cornell University.

I look forward to working with you to bring out the writer within.

St Joseph's College
English literature
University of Kent at Canterbury, England
Graduate Coursework

Education

St Joseph's College (English literature)

University of Kent at Canterbury, England (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

John will travel within 10 miles of Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.