Christopher D. Cook
Author, award-winning journalist, consultant
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consulting, teaching, and public speaking
Christopher offers a full range of consulting and editorial services to help institutions and individuals develop and deliver their message. Services include:

  • communications consulting: strategic messaging and research for campaigns
  • researching and writing: reports, white papers, and other documents.
  • copy writing: press releases, brochures, newsletters, and  other promotional materials.
  • editing: book manuscripts, articles, reports, and other materials. 
  • grantwriting: written successful grants for hundreds of thousands of dollars from federal and local agencies.
  • writing coach/tutor: coaching beginning and intermediate writers in journalism, manuscript development, and non-fiction writing. 

Clients (partial list): Norman Solomon for Congress, Debra Walker for Supervisor, The Marin Institute, Service Employees International Union, the Center for Investigative Reporting, Food First, Senior Action Network, Budget Justice Coalition, San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners, Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services, the Center for Food Safety, and other institutions and individual clients. Contact him for work samples and rates.

Teaching & Tutoring


Christopher teaches journalism and writing at San Francisco State University and in workshops at the San Francisco Writers' Grotto
. Most recently he has taught Magazine Writing at SF State, and Op-Ed Writing and Investigative Reporting workshops at the Grotto. He is also available for individual workshops and tutoring. He is also available for guest lectures at colleges.

Public Speaking/Media

 
Christopher speaks frequently at conferences and on college campuses, and has been interviewed on national, regional, and local radio and television shows across the country.  Below is a selective listing of talks and interviews.

Recent speeches (partial list):

  • Plenary Speaker, Sierra Club annual conference, 2008
  • Plenary Speaker, EarthSave annual conference, 2006
  • Panelist, Sierra Club annual conference, 2006, and at numerous other conferences and events.
  • Two Midwest speaking tours (1998, 1999): speeches about welfare reform, immigrant labor, and the farm crisis to civic, labor, welfare, community and farming groups.  
  • Guest speaker at numerous colleges: Brown University, UC Berkeley,  Oberlin College, Santa Clara University, Bastyr University and others.
  • Commonwealth Club, panel participant, December 2006

Media Appearances (sample list):

KRON-TV San Francisco interview, Sunday morning news program
KQED Forum interview with Michael Krasny
KPFA Radio, interview on Sunday Salon
KWMR Radio, interview on Pleasures in Taste
KGO Radio, interview on drive-time news program
Interview on Seattle NPR affiliate
KRCB-TV interview, Making the Connection
Journalism and environmental studies workshops, Oberlin College
This Week in Houston, KILT Radio, Houston, TX
PrimeTime Radio, AARP Radio, interview (syndicated nationally)
The Fred Anderle Show. WOSU Radio, NPR affiliate in Columbus, Ohio
Don't Talk with Your Mouth Full, Food & Wine Radio Network
CBS News Weekend Roundup, nationally syndicated radio interview
The Round Table, WAMC, syndicated to over 500 NPR stations
AM 920 Magazine, WBAA Radio, Indianapolis, NPR Affiliate 

Readings and talks at numerous bookstores, including: Powell's (Portland), Elliott Bay (Seattle), Barnes & Noble, Cody's Books, Stacey's, Borders, A Clean Well Lighted Place for Books, and Modern Times (San Francisco).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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