Are you working on a a blog post, an essay, article, or Web copy? 

Let me help you find your voice! I am available to meet over Zoom or by phone to discuss your project.

My name is Marc Polonsky and I also go by Marcwordsmith. I’ve been writing since I was six years old. In first grade, I already knew what I wanted to be when I grew up, because I love setting words to paper. My first published piece was in The Sun magazine in 1986—an account of my experiences on the 9-month-long cross-country Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament that walked from Los Angeles to Washington, DC.

As an English instructor at Vista Community College (now City College) in Berkeley, CA for 12 years, I developed my own approach to teaching poetry appreciation, and I wrote a textbook, The Poetry Reader’s Toolkit, which is now published by Glencoe/McGraw Hill.

In 1998, I teamed up with a jobs counselor, Ron Mendlin, and wrote a series of workbooks for ex-offenders who are trying to survive and readjust to mainstream society after doing time in prison.

I have also published essays and articles in several periodicals and on the Web and have edited numerous manuscripts. I enjoy writing and editing in a variety of genres. I have collaborated with aspiring nonfiction writers, health professionals, businesspersons, memoir writers, educators, trainers, administrators, and researchers.

I believe our experience of life is largely determined by the ways in which we imagine our world. Words are too often wielded in such a way as to contract the imagination through simplistic slogans, jargon, propaganda, and so on. But words can also be used to open the doors of the mind, to light up new or neglected rooms of the imagination, to spread good news, and to enrich life.

If you need your thoughts, ideas, or expertise cast into language that is simple, clear, compelling, and illuminating, we could have some fun working together. I'm friendly, easygoing, and informal, and I really care about getting it right!

Reservations are now being taken to work with Marc. Write to consult@fearlessbooks.com for information on his current schedule.


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