Cary, NC, 27513
Joined on December, 2013
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EducationBachelor of Liberal Studies with Journalism Minor (Iowa State University)
Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Occupational Therapy. (Former Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant)
I have had extensive continuing education via writers' conferences, publications, writers' organizations and writing industry connections.
Published author and magazine writer for over 25 years. (Two nonfiction books + contributor to eight others; writer for 29 magazines with up to a million in circulation, average about 300,000 readers.)
Former contributing editor to a magazine (8 years), recent blog editor for a Christian ministry and a small book publisher. Have own nonfiction writing blog.
Teaching Experience: Community college writing instructor (nonfiction).
I have been tutoring in the Cary area for several years now; one of my students is a highly gifted young writer working toward publication. I also teach adults interested in publication how to self-edit and submit material to agents/editors.
If contacted for tutoring, I will of course give full contact information. (Full name is not used here to separate this online profile from my professional author profile.)
HobbiesMy tutoring style is unusual.
I specialize in teaching others, including gifted young writers, how to self-edit their work. That means all students I tutor must be dedicated to getting material written before we meet, so we have material to edit.
If you have a child who is a reluctant or unmotivated writer, a different tutor would be best for that. I do better with those who already love to write and want to (or are willing to) learn how to improve their writing, either for education or publication.
I try to keep a sense of humor when I work with my students. I also try to bring out each student's own writing style, while also teaching them how to write more clearly and concisely.
I have loved being told by some of my students that they now find themselves editing their friends' or siblings' works. They tell me they are teaching others how to self-edit! Very exciting.
I am a mom of three grown children. One is at App State University; another is married and is an early childhood education teacher/admin; the third is a pilot who also sells high-tech medical devices.
My children were educated via a mix of homeschooling, public schooling, and international schooling (for several years in Norway). This all led to some creative ways I supplemented their education as they grew up.
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