Diana G.


Diana G.

Tutor

Rebersburg, PA 16872

Will travel 40 miles

$35 per hour.

5.0 4 ratings

Communication Arts: Writing, Editing, Photography

As a writer, editor, photographer and public relations specialist, I have dedicated my career to improving writing skills, helping writers edit, proofread and fact-check their work, and teaching photographic composition. I teach students how to write "for" their readers by telling a story as well as rewriting and polishing their first drafts. My strengths are writing feature stories, press releases and blogs, editing publications and web pages, and producing communications that will engage my... [more]


American History


Grammar


Writing

As a writer, editor, photographer and public relations specialist, I have dedicated my career to improving writing skills, helping writers edit, proofread and fact-check their work, and teaching photographic composition. I teach students how to write "for" their readers by telling a story as well as rewriting and polishing their first drafts. My strengths are writing feature stories, press releases and blogs, editing publications and web pages, and producing communications that will engage my audiences, as well as building strong working relationships with those I serve. I enjoy being a resource to my co-workers and to the many interns I have supervised--providing mentor support, advising, and encouraging them in their creative work. We learn from each other by embracing the process of collaboration.


Proofreading

As a writer and editor, I produce publications, draft press releases for national distribution, and manage website content. I also edit other writers' copy for accuracy. It is essential that I thoroughly review my work for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style. I'm also responsible for fact checking and ensuring thematic consistency. I have more than 30 years' experience proofreading my own work and the work of others, and I am always editing and proofreading. Not only is it one of my primary strengths, but I also love it.


SAT Writing


Film

I am a pop culture scholar with more than 30 years? experience writing about film and television, from movie reviews and previews to profiles of actors and directors. As arts editor of Penn State?s Daily Collegian during my undergraduate years, I devoted special attention to movies and also covered the University?s independent French Cinema series. I studied French cinema with Robbie Ariew and American cinema with Neal Gabler, who went on to co-host Sneak Previews and became a renowned author of scholarly works on film. As a graduate student, I took courses in American history and film, as well as guest lectured on the Hollywood Blacklist of the 1950s. Later, I founded and published a monthly arts newsletter that introduced my readers to new perspectives on movies, from the true story behind ?The Sound of Music,? to appreciating films for what they try to be. My special interests have been films of the 1970s, how women are portrayed, biopics, documentaries, and films that explore race. I?m a longtime follower of classic films and iconic actors from the studio era. In addition, I have been a student of work by directors that include Billy Wilder, George Cukor, Sydney Pollack, Sidney Lumet, Alan Pakula, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Ritt, and Clint Eastwood.