Setting the Record Straight: How Traditional Publishing Really Works and Why You Need to Understand It
Jan
30
6:30 PM18:30

Setting the Record Straight: How Traditional Publishing Really Works and Why You Need to Understand It

  • Meridian Chapter of the Nonfiction Authors Association (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Much of the information and advice that circulates on the internet and in writing groups about the traditional publishing industry is flat out wrong. It's time someone who works alongside literary agents and traditional publishers and with authors who have traditional publishing contracts sets the record straight because--even if you plan to self-publish--what you don't understand about the industry you're part of is hurting you. At this event, I'll address the most common and egregious misinformation to help you make decisions based on fact.

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Is Blogging Dead? What You Need to Know Before Starting a Blog
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

Is Blogging Dead? What You Need to Know Before Starting a Blog

In addition to the net neutrality battles between individual states and the U.S. Department of Justice, a shift in marketing trends is occurring—partly due to market saturation and consumer fatigue.

In this workshop, I will help aspiring and new authors, editors, and publishers establish a brand building and book marketing strategy that matches their goals and is agile enough to set them apart in an ever-changing and inescapable technical landscape.

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Genre Specialization: The Key to Editorial Excellence
Nov
14
12:00 PM12:00

Genre Specialization: The Key to Editorial Excellence

We've all heard the maxim "A jack of all trades is master of none," yet editors and writers often ignore it by choosing broad labels and taking any project that comes our way. On November 14th, I'll make the argument that specialization is the only way to achieve professional excellence and quantifiable results and help you define your ideal client and market niche.

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Client Book Launch: Rethinking Everything: When Faith and Reality Don't Make Sense
Nov
1
8:30 AM08:30

Client Book Launch: Rethinking Everything: When Faith and Reality Don't Make Sense

Tim Rymel is an internationally recognized advocate for social justice whose goal is to “open a dialogue about the beliefs and ideologies that affect our lives, whether they are personal, political, or religious” and “to give voice to the dissonant questions that reside in all of us.” His platform is “a place for discussion and discovery about who we are as diverse human beings, how to make peace with ourselves, and how to make the world a better place.”

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Anthropology at Work
Oct
9
9:00 AM09:00

Anthropology at Work

At this closed event for senior anthropology students, I'll share how I use the knowledge and experience I gained while studying anthropology to benefit my clients and how soon to graduate students can communicate the value of their degree to potential employers when writing resumes and cover letters.

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Client Book Launch: Lifestyle Lawyer and Companion Continuing Legal Education Course
Oct
1
8:00 AM08:00

Client Book Launch: Lifestyle Lawyer and Companion Continuing Legal Education Course

Lee Holcomb's book, Lifestyle Lawyer: The Female Attorneys Guide to Designing a Law Career You Love, and accredited continuing legal education (CLE) course helps female lawyers find their voice, a position within the new legal market, the courage and knowledge to use their law degree, and helps them stay in the practice of law by addressing the special challenges and opportunities--personal and professional--female attorneys face in the new legal environment.

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So Called Podcast Interview
Sep
10
11:00 AM11:00

So Called Podcast Interview

Recently, Mark Woychick at So Called Podcast interviewed me about what I do and how I found my way into the publishing industry.

Overview: When it comes to maintaining the discipline to focus on what you want most, less is more. In short, editing is a way of life.

Cristen Iris, Professional Writer and Editor, edits non-essential activities and practices to amplify her impact. Cristen discusses how she built her career by continuing to ask herself strategic “why” and “what” questions. Key career questions she recommends to anyone are “Why do you want to do that?”, “What are your next steps?” and “What are you waiting for?”

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