Meet Our Instructors

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Ellie Abrams

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Ellie Abrams, president of ESA Editorial and Training Services, Inc., established the company in 1984. Ellie has conducted training seminars to a wide spectrum of clients in both the public and private sector. Writers, editors, secretaries, managers, administrative staff, proofreaders, lawyers, educators, and scientists have benefitted from her expertise. Ellie authored Abrams Guide to Grammar and co-authored The New York Public Library Writer's Guide to Style and Usage and STET Again!

Jennie Ruby

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Jennie Ruby is a Certified Technical Trainer and a Certified Online Training Professional. She has more than 20 years of experience in teaching both editorial and technical topics. Jennie's training skills benefit from her experience as an editor and as a software consultant. Jennie has published multiple training publications on Microsoft Office products, and she also develops and delivers training on eLearning software. She has developed course materials for Grammar, Copyediting, Substantive Editing, Advanced Editing, and Proofreading.

Terry Herrmann

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Terry is a licensed and certified speech/language pathologist with 34 years experience. She has worked with a diverse group of people who want to improve their articulation, language, and voice skills. The accent reduction course offers participants the opportunity to improve their communication skills in the work place. The emphasis is not on accent elimination, but rather on clear pronunciation, familiar cadence, and accurate grammar.