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James delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 18+

Teaching since:
1977

I am a longtime writer/editor/journalist who has consulted with mostly freelance writers and students as a critiquer/editor/reviewer/rewriter. For five years I was the Director of a national association for writers and conducted conferences across the country, and was a featured speaker/teacher at others. I am familiar with different kinds of styles (such as AP, APA, Chicago Manual of Style, etc.). I am comfortable working with short stories, essays, academic papers at all levels, poetry, new/features, and novel and non-fiction book manuscripts. As an active writer myself, I know how difficult it can be for new and even experienced writers to make a good impression on teachers/professors/instructors, editors, and other clients. My job is to help you make that first great impression -- and following -- to sell yourself and your work -- whether it's for commercial, academic, or other purposes. Let me help you!

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Experience

Owner/Director
Sep 1969 - Present
Public Relations

My company is a marketing, freelance firm through which we research, write, and publish our Insurance Professionals (continuing education) Guide(s) for licensed agents and brokers, along with other publishing endeavors, including social media, blogging, news and features, and our own freelance projects.

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Executive Director
Sep 1984 - Nov 1991
National Writers Club (now Association)

I was employed as NWC's Assistant Director in 1982 and two years later moved up to the Exec. Dir.'s position. During my tenure, I was responsible for the daily operations the 3,000-member national group, published/edited "Authorship" magazine, the Newsletter, consulted daily with members, launched a national chapters network still in existence, organized and led writers conferences and workshops. My biggest and most loved job was interacting with members.

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Education

B.A. Journalism
Jan 1964 - Jun 1966
San Diego State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Commendations
Aug 1982
National Religious Public Relations Council
Commendation/Resolution
Oct 1977
Colorado Baptist General Convention
Commendation
Sep 1969
U.S. Navy Mobile Construction Battallion 121, Gulfport, Mississippi
Commendations/Medals/Ribbons
Sep 1969
U.S. Navy
Achievement Award
Jun 1966
Sigma Delta Chi Journalism Fraternity, SDSU

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