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Workshop and Master Class Leader. Speaker. Panelist.

As a presenter, teacher, author, and Toastmaster, I am always delighted to find someone as talented, graceful, and professional as Cristen Iris. She exudes confidence, displays high organizational skills, while being able to deliver each person’s needs in a training setting. She’s a gem in our community, and I’m thankful to know and work with her.
— Sherry Briscoe, author and workshop organizer for the Idaho Writers Guild
Cristen’s engagement with the audience was phenomenal. The information was well presented. She is a dynamic, knowledgeable, and engaging speaker. I highly recommend her as a presenter.
— Renee Settle, National Chapter Director for the Nonfiction Authors Association
Cristen Iris is an excellent speaker who is known for her editing skill and professionalism. She clearly expresses relevant material that I can immediately apply in my business. I appreciate Cristen’s ability to readily handle questions and offer well-researched methods and ideas.
— Kim Foster, freelance book editor
   Secrets to Writing Authoritative and Compelling Nonfiction   Nonfiction Authors Association Teleseminar October 2018    Genre Specialization: The Key to Editorial Excellence   Idaho Editors and Writers Association November 2018    Memoir Writing 101: Finding the Story in Your Story   Eagle Public Library January 2019    Setting the Record Straight: How Traditional Publishing Really Works and Why You Need to Understand It   Meridian Chapter of the Nonfiction Authors Association January 2019    Past Presentations and Interviews      So Called Podcast Interview   2018   Idaho Writers' Corner Author and Editor Panel  Library! at Collister 2017   Working with a Developmental Editor  Library! Boise 2018   The Power of Precise Language: Choosing Words for Impact and Effectiveness  Idaho Editors and Writers Association 2017   The Wind Up, the Pitch, and the Swing  Idaho Writers Guild 2017   Point of View & Perspective  Library! at Collister 2017   It's All About Pacing  Library! at Collister 2017   Evolutionary Medicine and the Heterozygous Advantage  Idaho Health and Welfare Spring 2014 Epidemiology Conference co-presented with medical anthropologist and epidemiologist Dr. Robert Graff   The Importance of Balancing Fixed and Variable Investments  Smart Women Smart Money Conference

Secrets to Writing Authoritative and Compelling Nonfiction Nonfiction Authors Association Teleseminar October 2018

Genre Specialization: The Key to Editorial Excellence Idaho Editors and Writers Association November 2018

Memoir Writing 101: Finding the Story in Your Story Eagle Public Library January 2019

Setting the Record Straight: How Traditional Publishing Really Works and Why You Need to Understand It Meridian Chapter of the Nonfiction Authors Association January 2019

Past Presentations and Interviews

So Called Podcast Interview 2018

Idaho Writers' Corner Author and Editor Panel Library! at Collister 2017

Working with a Developmental Editor Library! Boise 2018

The Power of Precise Language: Choosing Words for Impact and Effectiveness Idaho Editors and Writers Association 2017

The Wind Up, the Pitch, and the Swing Idaho Writers Guild 2017

Point of View & Perspective Library! at Collister 2017

It's All About Pacing Library! at Collister 2017

Evolutionary Medicine and the Heterozygous Advantage Idaho Health and Welfare Spring 2014 Epidemiology Conference co-presented with medical anthropologist and epidemiologist Dr. Robert Graff

The Importance of Balancing Fixed and Variable Investments Smart Women Smart Money Conference

 Idaho Writers' Corner Author and Editor Panel

Idaho Writers' Corner Author and Editor Panel

I can help you and event participants by:

  • Leading workshops

  • Participating in panel discussions

  • Delivering keynote addresses and presentations

  • Providing clear, constructive manuscript feedback

I speak about writing, editing and overall communication skills as they relate to the publishing industry, general business, health and wellness, social justice, and travel and culture:

Cristen is an authority and gives a well-structured workshop. I really liked the comparison of nonfiction and fiction and what’s at stake for the reader.
— Pamela Thompson, journalist
Amazing insight. Really appreciate the transparent, no-holds-barred presentation. Tremendous help!
— Jake Levya
The handout is great and a good resource for later—excellent talk. You’re my role model. I want to be as informed and professional as you are.
— CS Kjar

For the downloadable version of my speaker one-sheet, please email me at cristen@cristenirs.com.