Bill K.


Bill grew up as the son of an English professor. He probably absorbed more about writing from dinner-table conversations than from the classroom. Nevertheless, he was also a kid who hit the ground running when it came to school. He studied History in college, where he was Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Chicago. He completed his MA and PhD, also in History, at Johns Hopkins. He started as a teaching assistant and managed to make his way to a tenured professorship. He has since transitioned to being a full time writer; he’s written seven books, some of which have won international attention, and including one bestseller.

Bill taught writing at the college level for two decades, and has experience working with high schoolers as well as other young writers. He knows how to improve writing on almost any subject. He has helped with everything from three-page papers to dissertations to website career summaries. He likes reading nonfiction and especially biography, but he also loves the creative writing he reads every day for pleasure. 

When he’s not looking at his computer screen, Bill likes sitting in a coffee shop, watching the other people there, and imagining their lives. In warm weather he likes swimming outdoors, and in cold weather he enjoys cooking in the kitchen.


Education & Qualifications
  • Johns Hopkins University, PhD in History
  • Johns Hopkins University, MA in History
  • University of Chicago, BA in History
  • English
  • History
  • Expository Writing
  • Creative Writing