Professional Writing, Editing, Etc.
Dialogue comes naturally for me. Skits and school plays were some of my earliest writing; I studied drama and film in college. I have spec scripts and will write screenplays and other scripts on a contractual basis. While I'm not a member of WGA yet, I do expect contracts to take their guidelines into consideration.
In 2004, I revised a problematic screenplay for Michael Sellers in four days. Major plot changes were necessary due to budget considerations and he needed it before he met with potential funders. He ended up with enough funding for the original idea and a known writer for the final version. But, I got my first paycheck for writing and was credited as Creative Consultant on Eye of the Dolphin. While my script ended up filed away, the experience spurred my enthusiasm for writing professionally.
Business Writing and editing
I have experience interviewing victims, witnesses, and alleged perpetrators and writing those investigative court reports; writing individualized education plans and other professional documents; collaborating with other teachers to modify their student materials for enhanced readability; and a Master's degree focused on professional writing and editing, including writing, designing, and editing fiction, non-fiction and technical documents for various audiences. I also have experience creating and collaborating with an artist on promotional material.
My expertise in grant writing is in clarifying what the grantors want to support, aligning that with an organization's needs, and preparing the application per requirements set forth in the RFP.
Workshops or Presentations
I do workshops and speak on the topic of self-publishing at conferences, community colleges, and other locations on request. I can also speak about writing, my work, and related topics. Sample interviews are available on the MEDIA page.
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The broad base of knowledge I've accumulated through both education and experience informs all of my work. For more details, check my CREDENTIALS.