Writing & Editing

Writing projects to get done? Dissertations, data summaries, proposals, articles? Feeling lost or helpless? Don’t be. No matter the topic of your article, book, dissertation, or report, Dr. Elena DeVos can help you write or edit it. Of course, all academic work must be completed by you, but Dr. DeVos can get you on track, teach you the process of …

College Apps

Personal statements: A daunting challenge

Whether you apply to college or graduate school, you know it’s your personal statement that defines you. You want admissions committees to see you, to understand what distinguishes you from other candidates, but you don’t want to brag. It’s a challenging task that requires writing with insight, finesse and balance. Without expert help, it’s difficult …


Improve your ability to write, speak, give presentations, run meetings, work collaboratively with others, and use electronic etiquette.

We’ll customize seminars and workshops to your business or academic needs.

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Communications Boot Camp

Go from terrified to terrific

Want to reduce your anxiety about speaking and writing?  Communications Camp teaches you to think on your …

Grant Proposals

Submit Winning Grant Proposals

Could your non-profit organization use more funds? Words@Work increases your odds for success in today’s stiff funding competitions. Uniquely leveraging experience in education and high-level writing skill, Dr. Elena DeVos submits grant proposals that get funded about 85 to 90% of the time.

She has written successful grant proposals for clients such as San Jose State …

Film & TV Writing

LARRY BARBER, Consulting Writer & Editor

LARRY BARBER, Consulting Writer & Editor

Larry Barber wrote and produced Gene Rodenberry’s Andromeda, among the highest-rated hour TV shows in syndication. Additionally, Mr. Barber has produced and written numerous TV shows over the last twenty years. In film, he has written scripts for Francis Ford Coppola, Oliver Stone, and Michael Mann, among other notable directors. Mr. Barber studied fiction …