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Bob P.

Mount Pleasant, TX

$25/hour

Prize winning reporter, editor, speaker

10+ Hours
4.9 average from 8 ratings
Learning from a pro
— Chris, Gurnee, IL on 6/21/17

$25/Hour


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Texas A&M University
Journalism
2 Years at Texas A&M Commerce
Other

Education

Texas A&M University (Journalism)

2 Years at Texas A&M Commerce (Other)

About Bob

I know how to tell a story. A few Associated Press prizes say so. That's not important. What is of value is I can help you tell your story and get your grade whether it is for an English paper, journalism assignment or history report. I have more than 40 years experience helping novice reporters develop their skills. It's not shooting rockets at the moon, but it does take work.
Behind my professional resume is a lifetime of experiences ranging from combat in Vietnam, a 43-year marriage, children, an abiding Christian faith, an addiction to golf and pleasure in a good meal, a glass of wine and stimulating conversation. I hope our time together will be both beneficial and enjoyable.

More than 40 years as a newspaper editor gives me the experience and knowledge to help students find their voice without glaring errors detracting from the quality of their work.

Give me a call and let's determine whether I can help. Chances are, I can. I am available evenings and weekends, but can occasionally clear some space at other times.
I know how to tell a story. A few Associated Press prizes say so. That's not important. What is of value is I can help you tell your story and get your grade whether it is for an English paper, journalism assignment or history report. I have more than 40 years experience helping novice reporters develop their skills. It's not shooting rockets at Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Mount Pleasant, TX 75455

"Learning from a pro"

- Chris, Gurnee, IL on 6/21/17

"Extremely professional and experienced writer"

- Hollie, Dallas, TX on 3/18/17
English:
English,
Grammar,
Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Writing
Language:
Writing
History:
American History, European History, Government & Politics, Religion,
Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

In the movie, "Amistad," John Quincy Adams (played by Sir Anthony Hopkins), observed, "the lawyer with the best story wins." I have more than 40 years experience as a newspaper editor, I want to help prepare students for a life of winning.

Grammar

I have more than 40 years experience editing news stories. I can help you find and eliminate those embarrassing mistakes that detract from your effort.

Public Speaking

I took classes in public speaking in high school and college. I was also on the high school debate team, placing second in district.

I find the organization of a feature story for a newspaper and preparing a speech to be very similar.

I give the minister of my church a break several times a year and bring the sermon. I also routinely speak at service clubs and public events.

Although I usually script my remarks, I can speak from notes or outline and on occasion offer extemporaneous comments.

Religion

I am an elder of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). I serve on the Area Committee on the Ministry, granting ministerial commissions to applicants and guiding licensed pastors serving regional congregations. Several times a year, I fill the pulpit at both my home church and others and taught both adult and youth classes at my church. I would see my role as both a sounding board and mentor. I believe I can assist someone in sermon structure and presentation as well as probing theological subjects.

Writing

I am an award winning newspaper reporter and editor with more than 40 years of experience.

Texas A&M University
Journalism
2 Years at Texas A&M Commerce
Other

Education

Texas A&M University (Journalism)

2 Years at Texas A&M Commerce (Other)

Learning from a pro

Experienced journalism tutor and coach. Knows the newpaper industry. The nuts and bolts, from reporter to editor to owner, and yet is sensitive and intuitive in his coaching.

— Chris, Gurnee, IL on 6/21/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bob will travel within 40 miles of Mount Pleasant, TX 75455.