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September 6, 2016
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Highlights from the Editorial Freelancers Conference

I’d met Mary Norris and taken care of my obligatory awkward-stuttering-fan first words at the Under the Gum Tree booth at AWP in LA earlier this year. So starting the day chatting with Mary Norris, the Comma Queen herself, was nothing but a pleasure. … Continue reading

September 13, 2011
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Feed me see more- the benefits of RSS

I have been thoroughly enjoying receiving the RSS feeds of several blogs lately, and I’d like to share a few of these with you.  Though it is true that a blog is just that, a blog, and shouldn’t ever be … Continue reading

July 15, 2011
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Nor Cal Editorial Freelancers Association

It is nearly always beneficial to join a professional organization for support and information when one embarks on a career.  I am a member of the Popular Culture Association, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, and the Editorial Freelancers … Continue reading

June 28, 2011
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Interviewed in Creative Writing Now, EFA, workin’ it

Things are busy here, as I’ve been working with several writers on their manuscripts, newsletters and blogs, writing reviews, including one for Gently Read Literature, and preparing for an interview with Peter Grandbois for Rain Taxi. This morning I turned … Continue reading

May 11, 2011
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Separating Publishing Wheat from the Chaff

I’ve been spending a lot of time discussing publishing-on-demand lately. In April, I made a presentation to the NorCal Editorial Freelancers Association chapter about my experiences with four different publish on demand companies.  The information I have that has not … Continue reading

April 18, 2011
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Pollack hits the right keys with “Track Changes”

The March/April Issue of Poets & Writers Magazine includes a piece by Eileen Pollack, the director of the MFA program at the University of Michigan and author of the upcoming novel Breaking and Entering (Four Way Books, 2012). Titled “Track … Continue reading

February 14, 2011
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Defining Moments~ Our alternative strategy and quest for platform

You already know that there are a few ways to get a book into print: Secure an agent and a major publishing contract Secure an independent/small house publishing contract Become a true ‘”self-publisher” Pay a publish on demand company (which … Continue reading

January 28, 2011
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Big Day, full of Defining Moments

Well, a big day around here, as we managed to time the release of the Kindle edition of the book Defining Moments, A Father’s Journey into his Son’s Oxy Addiction with the pub date of a feature story on the … Continue reading

January 17, 2011
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San Francisco Writers Conference

This weekend was the orientation for those of us who will be ambassadors at this year’s San Francisco Writers Conference. Here are the details: February 18-20 at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel. What a beautiful hotel at One Nob Hill, … Continue reading

December 27, 2010
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Ready for 2011

Ready for the new year? I’m very excited to start off the new year by co-creating a memoir with a longtime client and publishing it as a digital book. This is something I’ve been anxious to try: I have mixed … Continue reading