I enjoy speaking at events and teaching workshops on various subjects, such as:

  • writing fiction and creative nonfiction;
  • self-editing;
  • the history of global literature;
  • culture and activism in writing;
  • confronting death in the written word;
  • conlangs (constructed languages) in fiction;
  • authorship as entrepreneurship; and
  • business success for freelancers and small business owners.

Some of my most recent speaking engagements were these:

  • I was one of the featured speakers at the Tallahassee Writers Conference and Book Festival in April 2017. I gave a talk about authorship as entrepreneurship.
  • I spoke with the EFA Boston Chapter about how to edit fiction in November 2017.
  • At the ACES: The Society for Editing conference in April 2018, I spoke on panel about finances for freelancers.
  • At that same ACES conference in 2018, I gave an individual presentation about conlangs in fiction.
  • I also spoke at the ACES: The Society for Editing 2019 conference about confronting death in the written word as an editor.

I provide my own slideshow presentations and other visuals or props when necessary. For events more than 50 miles away from Phoenix, Arizona (USA), I ask that my transport and lodging are provided for or that I am reimbursed for at least some of those expenses, if at all possible. Please contact me for more information.


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