Need help writing? Overwhelmed trying to navigate the publishing world? Is your company looking for expert editing services? I can help! With 10 yrs experience in the publishing world, from working as an associate editor in Chicago to serving as an Editor-in-Chief to owning my own press, I've come to learn all of the intimate knowledge and special secrets needed to become a successful author. What's the biggest secret?! Hiring the right editor for you! I offer consulting services for groups who are seeking an intimate assessment of their work, as well as seminars for companies looking to build or work with an elite editing department. Will travel any distance with cost accommodation.
Price Range: $750 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 120 minutes
Unions: ACES, PCA/ACA
What to Expect
I am known for getting my clients pumped up and excited about writing and publishing! In my small group sessions, you can expect me to conduct a condensed workshop of everyone's work. This gives each participant the opportunity to have their work critiqued by a professional editor and publisher, and to learn how to critique others' work effectively. After this, I deliver a six-point seminar as to how to find success as a published author. And along the way, I offer plenty of secret industry knowledge crucial to anyone who is looking for big time success as a writer or author.
For larger corporate groups or publishing presses looking to optimize their editing department, my talk challenges editors to work more efficiently, with more professional and tactical precision. I offer tips to keep editors knowledgeable on industry standards, to keep them motivated and excited about their work, and lead them to become deeper, more introspective readers so they can better serve their clients.
I began my career in publishing as a writer and associate editor for a Chicago literary magazine. I have worked under a number of recognized authors and am passionate about helping others shape their written word into exactly the message they wish to convey. I am inspired by Art in all forms and am eager to collaborate with clients on any type of project. Currently, I serve as Editor-in-Chief for both One Idea Press and PNH Publishing Studios, while also offering freelance services. My intimate knowledge of the publishing world and love for creative writing has made me an innovative and sought after editor, writer, and book coach.
My published works include Synergy, published in the PCA/ACA journal and presented at their annual conference as part of the creative non-fiction awards panel, a collection of poetry in the Colors of the Past anthology, as well as several award-winning titles I have ghostwritten – most notably, Inspiration in My Shoes. In my spare time, I illustrates and publish a series of adult coloring books titled Colortherapy.
Additional Booking Notes
I am completely flexible and don't require anything specific from your venue for my talk! However, if you are a small group wishing to have a professional workshop, everyone will need a place to sit and a table top to write on.
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