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Lessons offered by Tim
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
  • Adult Education
  • MBA
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children

Editor offers help with becoming a better, more confident and expressive writer

Methodology

I listen to what the students want to say in their paper or essay and how they want to say it. Then I help them say it. They do the writing; I just help steer them in the right direction.

Background

I have been a newspaper copy editor and reporter for 38 years helping reporters become better, more confident writers. I have been a volunteer writing mentor/adviser for high school and college students who have wanted to sharpen their style.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : $22/h
Lessons offered by Tim
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
  • Adult Education
  • MBA
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children

Tim's resume

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
November, 2008 to present: NAPA VALLEY REGISTER — Napa, Calif.
Content/copy editor/page designer.
-- Edit stories for and proofread all sections in TCMS (Total Content Management System) to ensure web and print products have no errors. Manage page flow and production.
-- Designed Sunday A1/jump and Arts & Entertainment section weekly on QuarkXPress and NewsEditpro before regional design center assumed those duties.

May 1999 to October 2008: MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL — Novato, Calif.
News content/copy editor/page designer
-- Designed, edited and proofread local section front/jump, business pages, wire and lifestyle pages on InDesign to ensure the web and print products were error-free and easy to read.
-- helped produce an editing protocol.

April 1998 to April 1999: SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL — Santa Cruz, Calif.
News content/copy editor/page designer
-- Designed and proofread wire, business and opinion pages on Quark to be free of errors.
-- Edited local copy to be correct and typo-free.

July 1994 to March 1998: ALAMEDA NEWSPAPER GROUP — Pleasanton, Calif.
Copy editor/page designer
-- Designed and proofed A-1 and local section front/jumps and wire pages to be error free;
-- Edited local and wire stories to ensure the newspaper was error-free;
-- Proofread all pages to ensure no typos or factual errors; trained new page designers.

AFFILIATIONS/VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:
> American Copy Editors Society (ACES), charter member (since 1997), contributor to newsletter, presenter at national conferences; scholarship committee member.
> San Francisco State University: undergraduate journalism program writing coach/mentor
> Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training: volunteer fundraiser, mentor, captain and coach since 1997.
> Reading tutor for Reading Partners/Learning for Life from 2002-’07. Volunteer tutor for inner-city Oakland students who were behind in grade-level reading. I helped them to enjoy reading more so they would read more and learn more.
> Volunteer adviser for Livermore High student newspaper, 1995-’96. Helped students produce their newspaper so that it looked and read better; guided students on improving their writing.

EDUCATION:
University of Michigan — Ann Arbor
BA in political science, minor in journalism

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