Professional Development

You don’t want to work with someone whose skill set includes cuneiform tablets. I don’t want to be that person either. It’s important to me to stay up-to-date in the latest writing, editing, and marketing techniques so I can better help you.

Below are the courses I’ve taken in 2017 & 2018.

Writing
  • The Secret Architecture of Short Fiction (Tom Paine • NH Writer’s Project)
  • 603: The Writers’ Conference 2018 (NH Writers’ Project • Richard Russo, Keynote Speaker)
    Building a Fantastical or Science-Fictional World (Jeanne Cavelos)
    “So You Think You Know Me?” Interviewing Your Characters (Ana E Ross)
    Point Of View: How to Tell the Story (Indira Ganesan)
  • Write A Bestseller (Jeff Goins)
  • The Copy Cure (Marie Forleo)
  • Fearless Writing (William Kenower • Writer’s Digest University)
Editing & Proofreading
  • Developmental Editing of Fiction: Beginning (Jennifer Lawler • EFA*)
  • Developmental Editing of Fiction: Intermediate (Jennifer Lawler • EFA)
  • Developmental Editing of Fiction: Advanced (Jennifer Lawler • EFA)
  • Book Mapping for Developmental Editors (Heidi Fiedler • EFA)
  • Proofreading: The Basics (Sharon McInnis • EFA)
  • Introduction to Copyediting (Kim Catanzarite • Writer’s Digest University)
Marketing
  • How to Create a Killer Book Marketing Plan (Sandra Beckwith • EFA)
  • From Shy to Sold: Querying, Proposing, and Getting Your (or Your Client’s) Book Published (Ally E. Machate • EFA)
  • Successful Self-Publishing from Both Sides (Ally E. Machate • EFA)
  • Author Platform 101 (Tim Grahl)
  • Launch a Bestseller (Tim Grahl)
Other
  • B-School (Marie Forleo)

*Editorial Freelancers Association