ABOUT ...



Ricky Dessen’s Twitter profile reads: “Environmental and Emergency Management Lawyer, Plain English Advocate - Grammar Matters A Lot, and Diehard New York Giants Fan.”


His Twitter profile gives a glimpse into Ricky’s passions and experience. These passions and experience come from over twenty years working in small and large firms, corporate law departments, and corporate environmental, health, and safety organizations, and life experience.


Ricky uses his work experience and life experience to advise on

-  business writing and presentations,
-  environmental, health, and safety issues,
-  internal investigations,
-  root cause analysis, and

-  emergency management.


A passionate advocate of Writing in Plain English, Ricky is guided by William Howard Taft’s principle: “Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood.”   Ricky follows this principle in all his work, whether teaching a seminar about “How to Write Clear Emails” or editing business and legal documents.