BUILD YOUR POWERS IN ENGLISH
as a WRITER and/or PUBLIC SPEAKER
DR. JACK DEMPSEY
Ph.D. Brown University
Here’s the Deal:
WHATEVER THE SMALL OR BIG PROBLEM IN THE WAY
OF YOUR CAREER, EDUCATION, and/or COMMUNICATION,
my calling is to assist Professionals & Citizens, Writers & Editors, Teachers & Students, and Public Speakers of Every Kind:
WHATEVER IT TAKES.
Tell me your goals, problems and challenges!
If I can help You, I give you a FREE detailed statement of feedback.
On that basis, You Decide
whether and how we work together to your goals.
Fees & Rates Negotiable
(No Two Clients Are The Same).
FIRST-RATE SEASONED HELP with BOOKS & ARTICLES:
Baffled, Blocked, Dead-Ending?
Unsure What It Says, or How to Take It Forward?
Fiction/Nonfiction, Humanities/Social Sciences, Scholarship/Textbooks, Entertainment, Self-Help, Memoir, Business Publications & More
Detailed Evaluations & Feedback that Helps Toward Your Goals
PROPOSALS & PROMOTIONS
Copyediting that Puts Your Strengths Up Front, from
First-Rate Form & Grammar to Cutting-Edge Content
EDITING & MARKETING
from Grammar-Perfect Line-Editing to Getting Your Work Noticed
by Agents & Publishers
A PUBLIC SPEAKING COACH
WHO WILL CLEAN UP YOUR ACT
and MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR UNIQUE POTENTIALS!
***What are the Core Basics of Speaking Excellence?
***What are the crucial Performance Anchors that Liberate Your Confidence & Empower Your Prep & Practice?
***Do Small (or more difficult) Problems Rob You of High Impact?
***How can you stop saying “Like,” “Um” and “You know”?
***Do you “go blank” no matter how you practice?
***Want to Conquer New Levels of Speaking Power
in Business, Education and/or Life?
TALKS & PRESENTATIONS
DEBATE & ARGUMENTATION INTERVIEWING
CREDENTIALS & EXPERIENCE
Ph.D. in English, Brown University:
worked with Robert Scholes---leading theorist of English and Viking editor of James Joyce’s Dubliners; produced a 2-volume Dissertation (critical edition & biography) called “definitive,” and “required reading” by Early American Literature and Ethnohistory.
Assistant Editor of Brown University’s Copper Beech Poetry Press:
work with Kay Ryan’s book Flamingo Watching led to her becoming United States Poet Laureate in 2010.
From her letter of January 11 1995: "Wonderful news I've been accumulating. I know you'll be happy, since I know you suffered from my horrible reviews as much as I did…I think you have a right to know. The fact is, if I hadn't had that first conversation with you when you told me you liked my old book, I wouldn't have sent the new manuscript. And then Flamingo Watching wouldn't have been considered for the Lamont Prize, and then the Lamont judge wouldn't have sent my name on to Ingram Merrill, and then I wouldn't be reveling in [the $20,000 I. M. prize] at this very moment. Would you like a cigar? A glass of Mumms? A ride in my speedboat? Name it….If I have a friend, it's you."
B.A. summa cum laude, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
(disciple of critic, poet & W. C. Williams biographer Paul Mariani)
30 Years’ Experience as Writer/Editor
for New York City
Educational Publishers (Student & Teacher Editions)
Book Editor for
Margaret Gee Literary Agency (Sidney, Australia)
including memoirs of Reuters journalist Uli Schmetzer
High Impact business manual by Dr. Karissa Thacker
I Beat The Booze (and You Can Too) by radio host Derryn Hinch
The Prize & The Price by novelist Shirley McLaughlin
17 Years Experience
Teaching Writing & Public Speaking
From New York City to Brown University,
From Wheaton College to National Public Radio,
From Bentley University to Historical & Archaeological Societies
My fountain of youth is
direct experience with over 1,000 international students & clients.
Winner of Bentley University’s
2010 Gregory H. Adamian Award for Teaching Excellence:
“In recognition of his outstanding effectiveness in the classroom
and his exceptional interest and concern for students and their work.”
I put the same skills, experience and energy to work for You.
TELL ME YOUR GOALS & CHALLENGES
in Writing and/or Speaking!
Dr. Jack Dempsey
Now that I'm back at Bentley I'm realizing how much I truly benefited from taking your class and how much I miss you and your unique teaching style. I am finding so many situations in which I can take lessons from your course and apply them to create a positive reflection of myself.
I am taking a history course this semester where almost sixty percent of the course grade is based on in class debates. You can count on me using your debate strategies to win the debates and get the grades. I have saved all of your emails from last year and find myself referencing them all the time when I prepare to go into a meeting or talk in front of a group.
I appreciate all that you did for me last year. I am especially lucky that I was able to take your course in my first year at Bentley. I am hoping that in a couple years, assuming you are still at Bentley, I will be able to meet with you, or at least talk to you on the phone, and get ideas and feedback for job and internship interviews.
In the meantime I plan on stopping in and saying hello after one of your 5:00 classes in the near future. No course I have taken at any point in my life has been even close to as helpful as yours and I hope that you really understand how amazing of a professor, and person, you are.
Never in a million years would I have reached all this new confidence, that I have what it takes to meet any situation, if it weren't for you. I felt a sudden urge to reach out and praise you for the profound impact you have made on my life.
Hope to see you soon,
Bentley University, Class of 2013