The wikiHow University writing course will be team taught by a pair of experienced instructors, Karen Kingsley from Gotham Writer's Workshop and Chris Hadley from wikiHow.

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Karen Kingsley has been a writing instructor at Gotham Writer's Workshop since 2004. She has also been a executive writing coach since 2001 via her business, Kingsley Ink. Karen Kingsley is a retained consultant to domestic and international advertising agencies and marketing companies. She brings over 25 years of experience as an executive and business writer. She has written speeches, marketing collateral and advertising for companies such as Anheuser-Busch, Procter & Gamble, Ralston Purina and Rubbermaid. Karen was SVP, Business Development at Deutsch Advertising, owned her own ad agency, was president of another, and EVP at a third. Prior to advertising, Karen spent a decade writing for such business publications as Progressive Grocer, Women's Wear Daily, Supermarket News and Home Furnishing News.

For the past seven years, Karen has freelanced, working for companies as diverse as the Graphic Artists Guild, Comcast Cable, Sotheby’s, Crispin, and EatingWell magazine, writing online content, presentations, marketing briefs and proposals. She was a commentator on "Retailwire," a website dedicated to the retail business and wrote financial, relationship and book review sections of Eons.com, a website directed toward baby boomers.

EditChris Hadley


Chris Hadley is wikiHow's instructor. Chris has a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from UCLA and extensive teaching experience both in the classroom and as a writing skills tutor. While at UCLA, Chris served as a lecturer and teaching fellow for a variety of courses and received a departmental teaching award for his work on upper-division research methods courses. Chris is also an author of several articles published in refereed scientific journals, such as The Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition and The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

At wikiHow, Chris has worked to develop resources to help improve writing through effective fact checking and use of references, and to help new members learn about wikiHow.

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