Many highly capable professionals
harbor doubts about the quality of their writing but have neither the time nor inclination to take a writing class. After a long work day, few want to travel to an evening class or use up their weekends at a computer. Even so, at a certain point in their careers, some decide they simply don’t want to question their grammar or punctuation anymore, or that they want the syntactical control to express their ideas more concisely or impressively.
The best solution, clearly, is to work one-to-one with a professional writing coach.
As a writing coach, I meet with you individually. We can zoom in on your individual writing patterns – both strengths and weaknesses. I provide exercises specifically tailored to build awareness and abilities that will improve the clarity and efficiency with which you express yourself, whether in an email, an annual report, or your own personal reflections. Much of this is achieved by teaching the syntactical units that make up sentences: the three types of clauses and seven types of phrases of which every English sentence is constructed.
Learning these components can be fun! In many ways, syntax is no different from a code such as HTML or Java. Once you know the earmarks and functions of each “tag,” you can string them together in countless ways.