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Resume


Publishing Industry / Editing Summary

  • Wrote and published books in CBA market, and magazine articles since 2003.
  • Published curriculum workbook via traditional trade publishing.
  • Former Contributing Editor for West Michigan Christian News.
  • Regularly read, edit, and critique writers’ work for publishing / submission.
  • Provide book editing and book proposal services for multiple clients.
  • Published in 5 nationally published works, including Zondervan’s Hope in the Mourning Devotional Bible.  (complete list here)
  • Built and managed social media platforms for a national client base.
  • Created Platform Advanced Blogging Class to mentor writers on social media and online platforms.
  • Created Tribal Book Launch Campaign to coach writers to marketing books online, resulting in clients books releasing in top seller status on Amazon.
  • Created the Book Proposal Studio, a popular advanced writing conference session.

Leadership / Teaching Summary

  • English Composition Professor at Cornerstone University, 2012-2014
  • Trained, equipped and empowered students and staff.
  • Promoted qualified staff into successful management careers.
  • Completed leadership training with CLASS (Christian Leaders and Speakers Services), Meijer, Inc., and Trinity Church, Lansing, MI.
  • Founded and led Michigan’s largest regional Christian writers’ group, Word Weavers West Michigan.
  • Designed and sponsored student’s summer internship in Convergent Journalism program for Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • Wrote curriculum for, and taught church classes on personality profiles, spiritual gifts, prayer, cults and personal discipleship.
  • Mentored writers regarding social media tools, platform building and writing skills.

21st Century Work Experience: Freelance Writer

  • Wrote and published over 900 informational articles for eHow.com.
  • Wrote website content for selected web designers, and author sites.
  • Published in numerous non-fiction compilation books, e-journals for writers, and devotional magazines.
  • Founder and former president of Word Weavers of West Michigan, a community of freelance, professional, novice and part-time Christian writers.
  • Wrote and published group bible study, Forged in the Fire – Shaped by the Master, in 2004 with Hensley Publishers.

Affiliations / Positions / Achievements    

8 / 2012 – 12 / 2014 Adjunct Faculty, Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, MI
9 / 2012 – 2014 National Mentor, Christian writers’ groups, Word Weavers Inc.
9 / 2009 – 2014 Staff member, Maranatha Christian Writers’ Conference
12 / 2010 – 2013 Contributing Editor, weekly columnist, and writer pool coordinator; West Michigan Christian News
1 / 2009 – 12 / 2013 Founder and President; Word Weavers West Michigan
10 / 2008 – 12/ 2009 Monthly columnist; Dream Builders – Ministry in Motion
monthly newsletter
9 / 2008 – Present:   Conference Speaker; Professional Christian writers’ conferences, and WordCamp GR Social Media / Marketing conference
9 / 2005: Graduate; CLASS Christian Leaders and Speaker Services
   

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