All doctors graduate medical school with the tools necessary to care for their patients, but not everyone graduates with the ability to communicate scientific information in lucid prose. Under the guidance of Reynolds Price, Melissa Lentricchia, Lee Smith, Michael Moon, and Elizabeth Cox (my Duke English professors), I learned to explore and refine my written voice. Although one would expect that such talent is best suited to writing fiction, it is remarkably effective for crafting informative business communications that invigorate rather than fatigue. This is a skill that I rely upon every day in my professional career. It is my pleasure and privilege to call Duke English my Alma Mater.