Crystal Clear Writing

Crystal Clear Writing

2 employees
23 years in business

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Ellen L. Gilmer is a published author, speaker and performance artist living in New York City. She has spoken and performed internationally and enjoys sharing her experiences with others. She has published two books with the Pentland Press Ltd. and Carnegie Publishing Ltd. in England: 'La Belle Famille', a novel, and 'Free Style Run of the Heart', a book of dramatic monologues with poetic songs, and she is now an active KDP Amazon publisher. Her third book, 'Song Poems from the Cumulus Cloud and Creative Essays', was published by Create Space, an Amazon company. Ellen is also a journalist-correspondent for the International Press Association, a copywriter and business writer. She is always interested in comments and feedback from her readers and is passionate about working with and encouraging aspiring writers to develop their full potential. - Ellen views writing as a creative life-force and a true joy to be explored and enjoyed to the ultimate!  

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New York, NY 10028
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like to start the first session with a discussion to get acquainted with the student. Discovering each student's ideals, natural talents and ultimate desires and goals for writing at our first meeting is exciting. This discovery is also, I think, truly essential for effective and enjoyable writing instruction and guidance. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

BFA Degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Professional Copywriting Certificate from AAWI (American Artists and Writers Institute)

Journalist-Correspondent for the International Press Association

Author of three books, numerous articles on varied subjects and reviews of performing arts events and art exhibitions. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I charge flexible fees to be arranged according to each student's writing instruction needs. 

How did you get started teaching?

I started by offering writing lessons to students of varied ages while I was in college. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have had the opportunity and pleasure of working with children, teenagers and adults in different areas of creative and business writing. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I was very pleased and gratified when a young adult student for whom English is a relatively new language progressed with her business writing skills and won a promotion at her job. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Choose a teacher who shares your enthusiasm for your favorite area, genre or style of writing. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Can you teach me what I want to learn?

Can you offer what I need to know? 

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