"I’d love to take this course again. . . . Mr. McClory is a great teacher. Thanks for making learning so enjoyable.”
Auditor, government agency
“I rated him 100%. Excellent. . . . Great class.”
Proposal writer, IT company
“In probably the most important case I have ever worked on – a case before the Supreme Court of California – our legal team hired Mike McClory for his writing and editing skills. In a Petition for Review . . . he wrote some portions and edited the rest. . . . Of the 158 petitions submitted, the Court chose to hear only two. One of them was ours.”
Attorney, Washington, D.C.
“Thirty people attended the first session, and due to popular demand, a special class was scheduled . . . comments and evaluations received about the course content and the instructor’s presentation have been extremely positive.”
Training coordinator, government agency
“Mr. McClory has repeatedly demonstrated a remarkable ability to translate complex technical or legal issues into language that people understand easily.”
Director of strategic planning, government agency
"Writing on the job is no longer an intimidating chore. Handling a writing assignment now gives me an inner feeling of being in charge."
Administrative staff (new employee), nonprofit organization
"Review of fundamentals was excellent and very helpful. . . . Kept my interest from beginning to end.”
Executive assistant, professional association
“Outstanding, particularly the practice in editing techniques.”
Healthcare professional, government agency
“In many cases, making the arrest is the easy part. The hard part is writing the report. . . . This training has helped a lot.”
Law enforcement investigator
“As a teacher, Mr. McClory combines an encyclopedic understanding of the English language with the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively. He knows how to add a spark to areas that most people find boring.”
Small business owner
“Your text is the first one I've seen that makes sense. It provides a clear understanding of how to solve on-the-job communication problems. . . . Hands-on editing was most helpful.”
Engineering supervisor, Fortune 500 company
"I took Mr. McClory’s class the summer before entering law school, and the lessons I learned from him have served me well – both in school and in practice.
"While writing classes in law school were useful for learning the formalities of legal style, they were not aimed at teaching how to state an argument plainly and persuasively. Most lawyers are smart people, but they tend to write long, convoluted sentences in an attempt to sound like a lawyer. More often than not, cogent arguments get lost in the process. Mr. McClory’s practical guidance can correct that."
Young lawyer, California
“We learned more than we thought possible and had fun besides. . . . I especially learned how bad my letter was. I thought I had done a great job. Thank you for your frankness . . . I hope we see you again.”
International tax specialist, government agency
“My participation in the program has produced a 20 percent increase in our newsletter renewals — nothing short of phenomenal in this business. The emphasis on how to apply professional techniques, not just learning them, made all the difference.”
Managing editor, newsletter publishing company
“Mr. McClory taught me to make persuasive arguments that were logical and easy to follow. He also taught me how to edit legal documents.”
“ Highly recommended to managers and staff who are involved in any way with writing or reviewing written communications. ”
President, consulting company
“ . . . greatly improved my ability to say things clearly and directly.”
Officer, U.S. military
“Thoroughly professional presentation . . . not a boring minute.”
Executive, PR firm
“When I took Mr. McClory's course in Washington, I had been practicing law for more than 20 years. Quite frankly, I was surprised at how much I was able to learn. . . . I highly recommend this course to law students and practicing attorneys alike.”
Senior partner, International law firm
Participants come away with new skills . . . and new confidence.
Other comments or complete evaluations available upon request.