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Speaking and Editing


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Listed below is a SAMPLE of my previous engagements and offerings.

Speaking:KS SCBWI Conference 2009 032

  • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators National Summer Conference, LA
  • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators National Winter Conference, NYC
  • Heartland Writers for Kids and Teens
  • SCBWI Regional Conferences in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and the Carolinas
  • Chicks Who Click
  • MO Representative Sam Graves Small Business Expo

 

Workshops:

1 hour

  • Social Media 101 – Brand yourself
  • Google+ and Tumblr – Meet the New Kids on the Block
  • The Subtle Art of Self-promotion
  • The Fine Art of Agent and Editor Stalking
  • Sensory Success

1 – 2 hours

  • Sweet Tweets – It’s Time you Got It! (A hands-on walk through of twitter, tweetdeck, hootsuite, etc.)
  • Friend your Facebook – the Making of a Fan Page (hands-on)
  • Getting the Most out of your Website and Social Media

3+ hours

  • Scrivener – Basics to Advanced (hands-on)

Critiques and Editing:

Learn the rules before you break them.

Learn the rules before you break them.

I have a degree in Film and Broadcasting with an emphasis in Screenwriting from Boston University’s College of Communication. I am a member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), Heartland Writers for Kids and Teens, The Writer’s Place, and Mainely Writers. I have taught Creative Writing on the Elementary level and have judged writing competitions over the past 5 years.

I prefer to do Whole Story Editing for a manuscript (although line edits do sneak in) and critique and analyze Plot, Character Development, Story Arc, etc. I will do Line Editing on smaller pieces such as picture books and magazine articles.

Fees: Please contact me to discuss fees and my availability. I can give an estimate of project cost based on the first few chapters of the manuscript.

 

 

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