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Don Gervich, EdD

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​Don Gervich has over 30 years experience as a writing teacher and coach, technical writer and editor. 

WRITER of short stories & books—memoir, fiction, American culture.

TEACHER of writing: personal narratives, short stories, and essays.

TECHNICAL WRITER in healthcare and software.

EDITOR of novels, stories, and memoirs.


Bachelor in Psychology & Literature from New College, Sarasota, FL in 1971 

French Language & Culture Diploma, Eurocentre, Lausanne, Switzerland in 1972

​Education Doctorate from Boston University, Boston, MA in 1979.  

Software Technical Writing Graduate Certificate from Middlesex Community College, Bedford, MA in 1991

​Writing & Teaching Experience

Writing Professor (2005-2019) 
Curry College, Milton, MA. 

    Designed innovative curriculum with interactive lessons. 
    Led classes that emphasize life skills: reading, writing, and speaking. 
    Taught students how to research questions, then present their findings & `     point of view to the group. 
    Created courses that focus on news & controversies, American & world     cultures, and technology in today’s society.

Writing Coach/Editor (2005-present) 
Individual Writers, Watertown, MA

    Help individuals refine and complete writing projects. Manuscripts include     novels, memoirs, and film screenplays. 
    Provide sentence-by-sentence edits, comments on style and clarity, plus     questions for revising. 

​Writing Teacher (1978-present) 
Cambridge Center: Adult Education, Cambridge, MA

    Develop and lead “Living Stories" course in writing personal narrative  
    and short fiction. 
    Focus on key elements: scene and dialogue, character and plot. 
    Stimulate critical thinking and creative work.

Computer Instructor (2003-2004) 
Project Place: Human Services, Boston, MA

    Taught technology skills: writing and spreadsheets, presentations and          exploring the internet.

Software Technical Writer (1996-2002) 
McKesson - InterQual: Medical Software, Newton, MA

    Completed both instructional books and electronic documents. 
    Consulted with physicians and nurses to present complex clinical knowledge. 
    Worked with software engineers to improve the applications’interface, features,     and ease of use.

Software Instructional Designer (1991-1996) 
Meditech: Hospital Information Software,  Canton, MA

    Wrote training books on hospital Admissions, Medical Records, and Billing.     Created a new series of friendly training guides for hospital software. 
    Introduced innovative tutorials, review questions, and glossaries into the     company’s documentation. 

​Owner/Manager/Writer (1980-1988) 
Back Bay Resume: Career Development, Boston, MA

    Responsible for the small company’s sales, budget, and marketing. 
    Provided career counseling & business writing to people in diverse fields.
    Helped individuals present their skills and goals in their job search
Don's books

Henry David Thoreau - 1979
Literary criticism and American studies 

Desperate Living - 1981
Detective novel set in Boston

Becoming a Computer - 1991
Memoir about learning high technology

Brief & Uncontrollable - 1994
Collection of short stories 

Don’s Early Light - 1998
Collection of short stories 

mad love - 2003
Coming-of-age memoir set in a Kentucky psychiatric hospital

HealthMore - 2006
Novel about the healthcare and technology business

Prelude to a Bliss - 2014
Memoir about teaching homeless people in Boston 

Mind Mangle - 2020
Memoir on the physical/mental challenges of my seizure disorder

Euphorica in progress
Fictionalized memoir of a first year in college