Writing, Editing, and Graphics for Higher Education

Gist provides writing, editing, and graphics support with a keen sensitivity to what you want to express and an understanding of how learners prefer to receive it. Gist helps you capture narratives and concepts in a style and structure that is intuitive and accessible, no matter how rigorous the content.

We want to ensure that your teaching is rendered and supported faithfully on the printed or electronic page. Because when you invest in well-crafted text, learning relationships are allowed to thrive in a context of clear expectations, mutual respect, and maybe even a little joy.


Learning and language require negotiation, not premastication.

Gist’s areas of expertise include the following:

  • Business case studies and teaching notes
  • Developmental, structural, and stylistic editing
  • Writing and research
  • Diagrams, graphs, and illustrations
  • Revision, rewriting, or consolidation of third-party material
  • Project development

About Don Stevenson


A former elementary teacher with a master’s in education and a background in poetry, psychology, and graphic arts, Donald Stevenson has been improvising unique learning solutions for more than two decades. Don makes complexity accessible, memorable, and grapple-ready, and prominent among his clients are faculty members of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife and two sons.