Letters from parents
Tutoring and coaching
Why writing matters
favorite word ...
A writing coach. A
A mentor. An editor. A proofreader.
If you're already at
this site, you probably have something that needs to be
written ... and you're having a hard time starting
it/doing it/finishing it.
You're not alone. Even
the most successful writers have struggled with the
written word ("I love being a writer; what I can't stand is
the paperwork"--Peter De Vries, novelist).
Any kind of
writing--for yourself and your family, for your job, for
school, for editors and publishers--can be challenging. Most
people remember how gratified they were as students
when they finally completed some tough writing assignments
that had sucked all the happiness out of their lives for
awhile. It felt like those projects would never end, and there
was joyous relief when they finally did.
When it comes to writing,
wouldn't it be great to have someone do the heavy
lifting for you? Your work projects get done, your (or
your child's) school assignments get turned in, your
creative ideas take flight
credentialed teacher, a published author, and a long-time
magazine editor, Chris has already helped hundreds of people
solve their writing problems and complete their writing
projects. People, problems, and projects like these:
- students in middle schools laboring over their assigned
- valedictorians in high schools racing to
finish their graduation speeches
- travel writers needing last-minute rewrites to meet
their imminent magazine deadlines
- thoughtful residents at the local retirement home hoping
to get their memoirs onto paper or into a computer
- a self-help guru seeking some creative editing on
her new book
- a school asking for an employee handbook and emergency
manual, both to be finished by the upcoming board
- a celebrity looking for a confidential ghost-writer and
researcher for her autobiography
- a publishing company needing to generate dozens of pages
of friendly but informative text for its Web site
- a math teacher trying to write a mission
statement and promotional materials for her start-up
- a lawyer wanting a quick proofread of arbitration and
- a novice creative writer finishing her first short
stories and trying to get them formatted for posting on her
own Web site so her extended family could read them
Usually working one-on-one in Marin County (but
also online, in workshops, and in classrooms), Chris brings
decades of writing, publishing, and teaching experience to the
aid of struggling writers.
Please click the links at
left to learn more about writerguider.com.
Use the link in the right-hand corner at
the very top of the page to send an e-mail. As always, all
requests and projects are kept totally confidential.
Thanks for visiting and for reading all the way
to the bottom ...
also spelled gyder, gydder,
guyder in the Oxford English Dictionary. "One who
guides ... leads, or points the way." Used by Shakespeare
(Coriolanus); see Chaucer for the female form,
"We all need someone
higher, wiser, older to tell us we're not crazy after all,
that what we're doing is all right."
"It is the supreme art of the
teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and
"The schools ain't what they used
to be and never was."
"The idea is to get the pencil