Jonathan Clark
Category: Writers

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Jonathan ClarkJonathan Clark, founder of Business Writing Solutions, has written professionally since he was 14 years old. He began as a sports writer, but quickly moved first into public relations, then to publications editor for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). At 23, he became the youngest executive in NCAA history.

His marketing director calls him “the best writing trainer schlepping bags through the airport.” With ongoing client relationships including Southwest Airlines, NASA-Kennedy Space Center, RadioShack, Los Angeles County, FedEx, Goodrich Corp. and the U.S. Postal Service, it’s not hard to see why people call Jonathan “the nation’s business writing expert.” These organizations can choose anyone to teach writing classes. They choose Jonathan.

Jonathan has been training since 1982, teaching over 2,600 full days in all 50 states and nine Canadian provinces. His enthusiasm and passion for writing are contagious, and it’s not unusual for participants to call his program “the best seminar I’ve ever attended.” He believes “writing” and “fun” belong in the same sentence, and he will convince you of that, too!

He has produced an 8-disc CD version of his two-day seminar, Business Writing Solutions. He also wrote a successful book on time and priority management (as well as an audio version), How to Make the Most of Your Workday. Most recently, he authored a chapter in the book, Power Tools: the Fast Track to Success.

Jonathan has seen baseball games in 57 major league parks, including the new parks in New York and all 30 currently in use. He has also attended 261 different operas in ten countries, and has experienced the complete Wagner RING cycle eight times.

Because he worked in sports and sports writing for more than 15 years, and because he has been a lifelong fan, you will also want to read Jonathan’s sports blog.  He plans to retell some of his favorite sports experiences, sharing them with readers who are interested in knowing them. He also writes an opera blog, mainly reviewing some of the productions he has seen recently.

Jonathan passed away in December, 2013. 26 Blocks is grateful to have had him and his writing talent as part of our exhibit. Phoenix is better because of him.

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