Roy Peter Clark is senior scholar at the Poynter Institute, one of the most prestigious schools for journalists in the world. He has taught writing at every level—to schoolchildren and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors—for more than 30 years. A writer who teaches and a teacher who writes, he has authored or edited 17 books on writing and journalism, including How to Write Short, Writing Tools, The Glamour of Grammar and Help! for Writers. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.