About Us

Dona J. Young

Dona Young is president of The Writer’s Toolkit and Writer’s Toolkit Publishing LLC. In addition to teaching professional writing at Indiana University Northwest, she designs and facilitates corporate training programs.

She has been a speaker at numerous conferences and conducted training programs throughout the country. She holds a B.A. from Northern Illinois University and an M.A. from The University of Chicago. Young also earned a certificate from The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, which enables her to work with the emotional aspects of learning. She considers herself a life-long learner, believing that who we become is a result of what we learn. Beyond that, her dog Jake keeps her from taking work, or life, too seriously.

Young is the author of the following books:

Business Communication and Writing: Enhancing Career Flexibility, Writer’s Toolkit Publishing, 2011

The Writer’s Handbook: Grammar for Writing, Writer’s Toolkit Publishing, 2011

A Guide for Business Writing: Write to Learn—Edit to Clarify, Writer’s Toolkit Publishing, 2011

Eleven Steps to Instantly Improve Your Writing, Writer’s Toolkit Publishing, 2011

Angry E-Mail: How to Put a Lid on It, Writer’s Toolkit Publishing, 2011

The Mechanics of Writing, Writer’s Toolkit Publishing, 2008

Business English: Writing for the Global Workplace, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2008

Foundations of Business Communications, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2006

On the lighter side:

The Little Prince Who Taught a Village to Sing, Writer’s Toolkit Publishing, 2011.

The Princess and Her Gift, Writer’s Toolkit Publishing, 2011.