Books were my refuge growing up. I love words and etymology and am a book junkie, grammar cop and time management nut!
After working in retail management (learning the ins-and-outs of managing multiple departments/employees), corporate America (where I learned scheduling, budgeting and conflict resolution) and non-profit copywriting and editorial management (where I learned content creation, editing, formatting, layout, sponsor solicitation and printing), I founded Write The Vision Publishing, eventually turning that into Book Coach 101.
Like most business owners and freelancers, I wear lots of hats. I’ve learned time management, sales and marketing, social media management, project development, contract procurement, presentation solutions and email marketing. Helping aspiring authors write, edit, market and sell their work is a passion of mine. My writing/marketing/editing advice has been featured in numerous print and online magazines and I’m afforded plenty of opportunities to speak on what I do.
Some agencies, non-profits and organizations I’ve written, trained and spoken for include: eWomenNetwork, SPAA (Speakers, Publishers & Authors Association), Warner Pacific College (where I’m currently a board member), Southside (net)Working Women, Young Adult Leadership Movement, Women Employed, Women In Leadership, MYSI Corporation, Southern Illinois Ministers Association, The Write Stuff, Leadership Advance Conference, A Gathering of Women Conference, T.O.U.C.H., Little Black Pearl, Sharp Skirts and New Moms Inc.
What motivates me is creating great content, promoting writing, authors and brands I truly love and respect and connecting business women with each other, resources, clients and funding. With more than 20 years' experience in the publishing industry and small business, I’ve had a fulfilling career because I have chosen to do something for a living that I find inspiring. Working for myself and helping to create opportunities for others, I get to spend my days doing what I love!