Clarity is crucial but challenging in executive summaries. The presented information must be complete, while not being too dense nor too vague. It is a fine balance which can be developed with the help of practice and targeted strategies. In this section, you will learn the tested tools to eliminate bloat.
Mary founded Instructional Solutions in 1998, and is an internationally recognized business writing trainer and executive writing coach with two decades of experience helping thousands of individuals and businesses master the strategic skill of business writing. She excels at designing customized business writing training programs to maximize productivity, advance business objectives, and convey complex information.
Mary leads the project management and instructional design on customized courses. She also personally teaches the first courses launched for a client, and trains the instructors who lead ongoing training.
She lives in Princeton, New Jersey where she enjoys yoga, running, cooking, tinkering with new technologies, and most especially her family.
Katie is an experienced English as a Second Language instructor, tutor, and teacher trainer. She is currently teaching Business Communication and Academic Writing at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
She is very skilled at evaluating both the substance and language of business documents. Her writing critiques and instruction have received stellar evaluations from our clients at DuPont, Liberty Mutual, and Greenwood Resources.
She holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Rhode Island and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Areas of expertise include business writing, English as a second language, and writing as a second language.
She loves to travel, has intermediate level Spanish skills, and is working on her French for her next trip. She lives in Boston when she is not traveling.
Tom specializes in technical writing and is particularly interested in analytical and financial writing, as well as synthesizing strong executive summaries.
He currently teaches Business Communication at Rutgers University.
He holds a B.A. in Business Administration and English from Reed
He loves hiking, gardening, the power of language, and lives in the nature of the Hudson Valley, outside of New York City.