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I also publish and write practically all of the material for this site, InkwellEditorial.com, an established blog for first-hand info on how to start, grow and/or brand a successful freelance writing business.
I have published over 50 e-books on freelance writing and small business; authored hundreds of articles on the business of freelance writing; and developed and teach two online freelance writing e-courses — one on general freelance writing and the other on SEO writing.
In October of 2014, I formed Inkwell Editorial Publishing. It is the publishing arm of Inkwell Editorial for fiction works (primarily romance novellas). I’ve self-published over 40 of them; some under pseudonyms.
In December 2015, trade publisher Adams Media gave me a publishing contract to write a book on freelancing. It’s entitled “The Ultimate Freelancer’s Guidebook” and is currently available on Amazon, in bookstores and other major outlets.
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I have been in publishing since 1987 and a freelance writer since 1993. I’ve been on both sides of the hiring desk as an editorial professional.
I worked in legal publishing in New York City as a copy editor and Publishing Operations Specialist from 1987-1997 (Matthew Bender / LexisNexis). I also owned/operated Inkwell Editorial, an editorial staffing and recruiting agency in New York, from 1996-2004. I repositioned the business as an online information portal for editorial and creative professionals (primarily freelance writers) in December 2004.
While heading Inkwell Editorial as a staffing agency, I developed and co-taught a Chicago-style copy editing course, which was attended by individuals and Fortune 500 executives alike. I also created and taught a web development and marketing course at Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York City.
A long-time, serial entrepreneur, I have been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers and online outlets, among them: Entrepreneur.com’s small business magazine Be Your Own Boss; Black Issues Book Review magazine (Sept-Oct 2004 issue); Savoy Professional magazine (Spring 2005 issue); The Chicago Tribune; and The Wall Street Journal’s RealEstateJournal.com, to name a few.
I have an AA in English, a BA in Sociology (Hunter College, NYC) and completed one year of course study towards an MA in Criminal Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. I have also been a small business/entrepreneurial adviser and self-syndicated small business columnist. My small business column (EntrepreDoer) appeared in six publications across the United States.
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