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Gary Blake

Gary Blake

Director, The Communication Workshop


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The Communication Workshop
130 Shore Road
Port Washington, NY 11050
Phone: (561) 501–6520

writingworkshop.com


Background

Gary Blake provided writing tips for insurance professionals for IRMI.com.

Mr. Blake is director of The Communication Workshop and has presented writing seminars at more than 200 companies throughout the United States, United Kingdom, and Bermuda. These companies include AIG, Allstate, Amerisure, Axa Reinsurance, Balboa Insurance, Beacon Insurance, CNA, Crum & Forster, Liberty Mutual, Louisiana Medical Malpractice Mutual, Montana State Fund, Nordstrom, State Farm Insurance, Unigard, and Unitrin.

With Robert W. Bly, Dr. Blake has written 11 books, including:

  • The Elements of Business Writing (Macmillan, 1992), a selection of the Fortune Book Club. Now in its 18th printing, this book has sold more than 100,000 copies.
  • The Elements of Technical Writing (Macmillan, 1993)
  • Quick Tips for Better Business Writing (McGraw-Hill, 1995)

Mr. Blake has presented hundreds of on-site writing seminars for claims, underwriting and risk management professionals and has written for most of the field's leading trade magazines, including Best's, Claims, Insurance Advocate, and National Underwriter. He has presented programs at many leading claims conferences, including PLRB, International Claims Association, Southern Claims Association, and Eastern Claims Association. His column on claims writing appears regularly in Claims Magazine.

Dr. Blake holds undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. from City University of New York.

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