Fenn College and University of Akron (English)
University of Akron (Master's)
The University of Akron (Ohio) (Other)
I have worked as a journalist, advertising copywriter, public relations agent, and teacher. I taught English Composition and Literature at the University of Akron from 1972 - 1980, part time while working in journalism and advertising. I retired in 2010 and again taught as an adjunct at University of Akron, Akron Institute and Stark State College.
I believe that writing well enough to communicate one's ideas is critical in today's world. I spent the last ten years of my working life developing training programs and writing consulting reports for a Software Development / Business Consulting Firm. I noted the best technology workers were able to clearly explain their ideas both verbally and in writing.
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Good writing comes from the individuals beliefs, ideas and interests. I have worked as a journalist, advertising copywriter, public relations agent, and teacher. I taught English Composition and Literature at the University of Akron from 1972 - 1980, part time while working in journalism and advertising. I retired in 2010 and again taught as an adjunct at University of Akron, Akron Institute and Stark State College.
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I have taught English Composition (writing), Rhetoric (Research and essay development), Business Communications and writing for the media.
Also, I have had experience as a journalist, advertising copy writer and public relations specialist.
I have taught English Grammar and Composition and passed the ACT test administered by WyzAnt.
My career included writing for a university news bureau, several magazines, advertising agency copy writing, as well as teaching English Composition for 3 colleges, including the University of Akron.
I have taught composition (writing method), writing for the media and business communications at several colleges, including The University of Akron. I have also worked as a journalist and business writer.
I spend 25 years in the advertising business, writing copy, editing film (yes, film in those days) for commercials and writing advertising and marketing plans for clients. I started as a copywriter (also wrote for newspaper and magazines) and moved on to account management, senior executive in a mid sized agency and finally into my own business.
I have used Excel for more than 20 years. As a business owner, I used it to establish important business information: Sales, overhead, purchase costs and many other business functions.
My knowledge is practical and I can show you not only how to use the system but also how to use the help functions that will provide you with a method to become a solid user.
Hope to see you soon.
I have acquired Wyzant's qualification for reading. I taught three children and four grandchildren to read. I have infrequently worked with adults and college students for whom English was a second language.
I have a broad background, having taught at the college level, worked in Manufacturing, Education, Advertising and Publishing.
Now retired, I am available most time periods except Sundays or if I am already committed to a project.
I have taught grammar, composition, writing for the media and rhetoric (writing an argument). My teaching was at freshman and sophomore levels for several colleges.