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About the Authors  

Instructors can choose one of two versions of Writer’s HelpWriter’s Help 2.0 for Hacker Handbooks and Writer’s Help 2.0 for Lunsford Handbooks. See below for more about each author or author team.                          

Writer’s Help 2.0 for Hacker Handbooks    

        Hacker      Bernhardt       Sommers         

Diana Hacker taught composition and tutored in the writing center at Prince George's Community College for 35 years. At PGCC, she personally class-tested her handbooks with more than four thousand students.

Lead coauthor Stephen A. Bernhardt (University of Delaware), an expert in information design, crafted a plan for researching how students search for writing help, reworked print book content for Web presentation, and developed features to enhance the online experience. Follow Steve Bernhardt’s blog posts on  Bedford Bits: Ideas for Teaching Composition or learn more about Steve in his  video. 

Coauthor Nancy Sommers (Harvard University), an award-winning composition scholar and teacher, understands the challenges students face in academic writing situations and offers the skills needed to meet those challenges. Read Nancy Sommers’s online teaching journal on   Bedford Bits: Ideas for Teaching Composition or learn more about Nancy in her video.

Writer’s Help 2.0 for Lunsford Handbooks                       


Andrea Lunsford, former director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University, is excited about the possibilities for writers in the “literacy revolution” brought about by today’s technology. You can read her “Teacher to Teacher” and “Multimodal Mondays” posts on   Bedford Bits: Ideas for Teaching Composition, and you can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.