Pam Hurley, PhD
Pam Hurley, PhD, is the founder and president of Hurley Write, Inc., a certified women-owned small business. Pam started the business for one simple reason: as an academic, she saw her students struggle with their writing. In fact, many of them simply had the attitude that they “couldn’t” write. She knew this wasn’t true but was unsure of how to teach these students anything that would help them, as the textbooks she used certainly weren’t promising.
While in graduate school, Pam was introduced to the concept of readability studies and a lightbulb went off! She knew that these concepts could help her students. And they did. When she started teaching these concepts, students’ writing began to improve, they seemed to struggle less with their writing, and many of them commented on how much easier it was to write.
Pam has been perfecting this notion of readability and applying problem-solving skills to writing and she’s developed a technique that helps professionals solve their writing problems: they write better documents in less time.