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Richard Z.

Austin, TX

$40/hour

Words are my business: vocabulary, writing, editing, copyediting.

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University of Texas at Austin
History
LBJ School of Public Affairs
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Texas at Austin (History)

LBJ School of Public Affairs (Graduate Coursework)

About Richard

Words are a cornerstone of our civilization. Knowing how to effectively use them in writing and speaking will give you an advantage over the vast majority who don't. Whether it's writing scholarly papers, books, magazine articles, blogs, applications and grant proposals, or speeches, you are going to learn from someone who knows the ropes, with 40 years as a professional writer and editor. You will learn how to write precisely and to the point, plus when and how to be clever. You and the dictionary will become good friends, along with the AP Style Book and Chicago Manual of Style.

I've been a substitute teacher, school board member, guest college lecturer, prize winning public speaker, best selling author, ghost writer, book editor, magazine editor and copy editor.

As a history honors graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, I will help you research, learn and understand Texas, United States, Latin American, European, Russian, and Middle Eastern history.

A multidisciplinary historian, I study geology, weather, geography, flora, fauna and ethnic folkways, including the medicinal and food uses of native plants.

I have studied Spanish since third grade through college; lived and worked in Mexico; and maintained a bilingual household for 28 years.

You will find me to be reasonably priced and see positive, tangible results from our work together.
Words are a cornerstone of our civilization. Knowing how to effectively use them in writing and speaking will give you an advantage over the vast majority who don't. Whether it's writing scholarly papers, books, magazine articles, blogs, applications and grant proposals, or speeches, you are going to learn from someone who knows the ropes, with 40 Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Austin, TX 78722
In-person lessons
English:
Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History, World History
Elementary Education:
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Writing

I have 30 years writing and editing experience in all phases of the publishing trade, including general interest magazines (Texas Parks & Wildlife, Texas Highways, Texas Monthly), trade magazines (computing and business), textbooks (Harcourt, University of Texas Division of Extension) and websites (Office.com, Hoover's Online).

University of Texas at Austin
History
LBJ School of Public Affairs
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Texas at Austin (History)

LBJ School of Public Affairs (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 20 miles of Austin, TX 78722.