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August 10, 2016
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Supporting the community

In 2009, when I joined the ranks of full-time freelancers, I discovered the Editorial Freelancers’ Association, an education and support organization for editing/writing/publishing professionals. I wanted an affiliation, and I needed to learn. Not long after that,  fellow EFA member … Continue reading

January 28, 2016
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Sacramento editor keeping busy this winter

I thought I’d post a quick rundown of what’s been keeping me occupied lately, and what I’m looking forward to in the near future. I continue to work with short-story and novel writers to hone their craft. One is working … Continue reading

October 5, 2015
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Fourth Anniversary for Under the Gum Tree

I received my print copy of Issue 17 today. It’s a fat one– 108 pages! And it is, as always, beautiful. The art on the cover and inside are interpretations of poetic forms by Scott Helmes, an artist who introduced … Continue reading

April 17, 2015
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#AWP15 Rundown & Wrapup

No #AWP attendee can do a rundown of the event without talking about the goings-on outside of the conference center. Offsite, I enjoyed the company of crowds at The Loft party, had a terrible drink but was in good company … Continue reading

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April 15, 2015
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The #AWP15 Rundown part 1: Small Press Publishers

The first year I attended the conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, I went as a writer. I was really focused on improving my own writing and hearing amazing authors read their work. That role for me … Continue reading

January 8, 2015
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Soul Making Literary Award Honorable Mentions

The National Pen Women have announced the 2014 winners of their Keats Soul Making Literary Awards. In a marvelous testament to the company I keep <winkwink>, I need to extend congratulations to my client Samuel Autman and my friend/colleague Jen Palmares … Continue reading