Stephen Nickson is a writer and communications consultant based in Sunnyside, Queens. After teaching English in Japan for two years and working for a publishing house in London for three, Stephen moved to New York City to serve as the managing editor at Executive Business Media and Risk Management magazine, and has held editorial positions with the New York Times and at Merrill Lynch.
Stephen currently works as a staff member of the Professional Communications Center at Yale University, where he teaches regular sessions and holds office hours to work with students on presentation, public speaking and writing skills. He also leads workshops on interviewing, networking, and other professional soft skills at multiple schools throughout Yale University, including the School of Architecture, School of Management (MBA), School of Forestry and Environmental Science, School of Economics and School of Public Health.
At SVA, Stephen teaches individual and group presentation skills to the D-Crit Program and Interaction Design Program; he also works with individual SVA professors and staff on their presentation and public speaking skills.
In his freelance work, he coaches writers, speakers and presenters from a diverse array of fields including architecture, design, law, finance, technology, insurance, education, and entertainment.