My name is Fernando Gallo and I spend too much time on the internet – but I’m usually working.
I’ve been a freelance journalist for a decade and I now teach college journalists in the Bay Area. I have taught college journalism at Diablo Valley College, Los Medanos, San Francisco State and now Contra Costa College, where I am adviser to The Advocate.
The purpose of this site is simple. I coach writers and edit them hard, so it’s only fair to publish my own work and let them scrutinize. Every writer has room to improve, myself included. But my blog is also a good way to learn about who I am and why I’m a teacher.
Aside from journalism, I teach video production skills for the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC.org), a media nonprofit in San Francisco.
In my downtime, I help run a non-profit (Greening Lodi) in my hometown of Lodi, Calif., and perform marketing consulting on the side.
If you need help with any of that, please contact me!