Writing Adjunct offers coaching in academic and nonfiction writing. We use a variety of techniques and tools to help your students write more effectively.
Writing Adjunct was founded by a professional business writer and editor with more than 15 years of experience at advertising agencies and in Fortune 500 companies. Our goal is to share our hard-earned knowledge with students who could use help putting thoughts on paper.
We draw on experience and skills derived from writing for companies including Dreyfus, Häagen-Dazs, Lexis-Nexis, McGraw-Hill, Scholastic, Scotts, Standard & Poor’s, TIAA, Value Line and more.
Our background includes writing advertisements, articles, brochures, customer emails, presentations, press releases, reports, training documents and web content.
Our teaching experience includes adjunct positions at Baruch College (CUNY), Marymount Manhattan College and the Sy Syms School of Business (Yeshiva University). In terms of education, the founder earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and a Master’s (in English and Secondary Education) from Hunter College.
“Teaching writing is a hands-on task. Writing can’t be learned from a lecture in which grand truths are handed down.” — William Zinsser
Strengthen your students' writing
Are poor writing skills holding back students at your college?
Do you cringe when you see errors in emails, papers, or reports?
Are administrators concerned about the quality of student writing?
As the quote above indicates, we believe effective writing instruction requires hands-on work. That’s because writing is a complex process that's anything but automatic. And the best way to learn is to focus on the real-world writing needs your students are wrestling with on a day-to-day basis. We help writers establish a solid writing process. Or refine the process they currently use.
To help you get a sense of whether we’d be a good fit for your organization, we’re sharing some of our beliefs about writing and the writing process below.
Every writer needs an editor.
Writing is hard work, even under the best circumstances.
Writing is a process. At minimum, it includes the stages of prewriting, writing and revision.
Written documents require solid organization to guide readers.
Sticking to plain language is the right approach for most communications. However, it can take time to boil ideas down to their essence.
If it looks like there might be a fit, give us a call at 844-267-9223. Or use the Contact page to send us an email.
Our curriculum includes insights on the following areas of nonfiction writing (in alphabetical order).
Brainstorming • Drafting • Editing • Flow • Grammar • Metaphor • Organization/structure
Planning • Project management • Proofreading • Punctuation • Research
Revision/rewriting • Scoping work • Story
These lessons are based on insights from writing researchers and college professors who focus on composition.
If your department works with a particular curriculum or textbook, let us know and we'll organize a course around it. In any event, your students will benefit from a solid college writing seminar. Classroom time is supplemented by email and/or individual writing conferences as needed.
With this focused approach, we help student writers:
understand the writing process from beginning to end
see any gaps between what they want to convey, and what's currently on the page
identify areas in their writing process that could be strengthened.
Not sure if we’d be a good fit? Just schedule a brief phone call to discuss your goals. Then we can decide if it makes sense to have a longer conversation (or a face-to-face meeting).
If you’d like help improving your students' writing, use the form below to send us an email. Or give us a call at 1-844-267-9223.
Yes, we may be able to use a hands-on writing adjunct around here. Let’s see if it makes sense to work together. Please contact me at the email (or phone number) below.