"I've been helping people to become better writers and speakers for more than 40 years. My approach is more like coaching than lecturing, and my goal is that all of my students will be successful. I believe that good teachers have a sense of humor,and I know that making mistakes is part of learning. I have more than 25 years of experience of teaching on the college level in addition to a career in daily newspapers and as a successful freelance writer. My writing has won several awards in peer-jud"