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nDash Writer Profile for Topher South


English Instructor at Nevada Connections Academy, Contributor at Thrive Global, Freelance Writer and Editor

About Me

Topher is a word wonk with a background in teaching and storytelling. He has a bachelor’s degree in English and Education from the University of Nevada, Reno, and has taught high school, middle school, and ABE as well as written and edited professionally. He is currently an English teacher at Nevada Connections Academy. He is a contributor at Thrive Global and the Connections Academy blog, and specializes in crafting stories around people, organizations, and events, provoking targeted reactions and connections in readers.

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My Writing Samples

You Were Sick

How Kurt Vonnegut’s final novel gives the perfect advice for resistance in Trump’s America.


Everyday Zen

Finding calm and mindfulness in everyday life


You Put Out the Pumpkins, You Put Out the Lights

An original horror story set during Halloween. Not for kids.


Positive Character Traits: Great Books About Courage

A Top 10 List aimed toward families with children of all ages, featuring books that feature courage as a theme.



High School English Teacher

Company: Connections Education

I worked there from 7/2017 until now

Freelance Writer and Editor

Company: Self-employed

I worked there from 11/2016 until now

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