“This is awfully nice, folks. This book is about Leader — from shelter to stardom. I loved Leader. LOVED Leader!”
“Follow the Leader has just been published to critical raves . . . ”
–The Washington Post
“A delightful volume . . . ”
– Omaha World Herald
“After reviewing Mikel McClory’s writing program, I asked him to take on a series of writing and editing projects. All of them were successful. He has a unique understanding of how to use language to express ideas clearly and persuasively.”
Mary F. Vincent
Follow the Leader
Editor of the Department of Veterans Affairs Annual Performance Report FY 2000, ranked first
by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University among submissions from all departments of the Federal Government. The report received high marks for transparency (clear, concise, easy to follow) and leadership (strong, direct, persuasive).
Here are comments from former participants in the Write Smartprogram.
After graduating from Yale Law School, building a successful law practice, and serving as Attorney General of West Virginia (1985-89), I thought I knew a thing or two about writing. That was before I attended a series of Mike McClory’s writing classes in 1990. Within a year, a book I had been working on for a long time — First Get Mad, Then Get Justice — had a publisher and received outstanding reviews.
As a teacher and an editor, Mike McClory focuses on the fundamentals — strong verbs, sentences that are at once clear and persuasive, paragraphs that are logical and easy to follow.
Charles G. Brown,
“A lively, interesting series of classes . . . perfect for anyone who wants to save time, gain confidence, and develop an easy, professional writing style. "
Working with Mike McClory — one of America’s foremost authorities on successful writing and editing techniques — gets results!
“The Government Performance and Results Act requires federal agencies to produce annual performance reports. The purpose of these reports is to give Congress and the American people accurate, timely information …One could not ask for a more straightforward presentation.”
2nd Annual Peformance Report Scorecard:
Which Federal Agencies Inform the Public?
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