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Diane M. Calabrese, augustdmc@aol.com, Silver Spring, MD. Name it. I've written about it. Adrenocortical carcinoma, biofuel and bugs begin the A to Z list, which concludes with topics such as optimization, steam, worker safety and zoos. My portfolio includes articles, essays, website content, newsletters, brochures and book chapters. A generalist with the curiosity and research skills of a specialist, I write most often (but not exclusively) in the spheres of industry, medicine and business. Sometimes pen name is April Hirsch; I also ghostwrite. Send me an email about any topic and expect a prompt response with relevant clips that demonstrate what I can offer.

Emily W. Carmain, PO Box 119, Fernandina Beach FL 32035; (904) 277-2427; emily@noteworthyediting.com. Noteworthy Editing Services, established in 1992. Editorial Services: Read, critique and edit manuscripts; proofread and enhance copy. As a book doctor, I not only edit but also help writers clarify and organize material for more impact. I evaluate copy for readability & marketability and coach writers in skills & knowledge to prepare for professional submissions and dealing with publishing. Experience: Professional writer & editor for 30 years; hundreds of articles (magazines, newspapers, websites); B.A. degree from Emory University; former director of the Amelia Island Book Festival. More than 20 awards from professional organizations. I have edited publications and books in almost every genre. A few of the titles now in print: The Beach Walkers, Barbara Bond; The Fourth Vow, Peter Timmins; Love, Greed and Lies, D.W. Harper; Cooper's Revenge, T.L. Williams; Natasha Lands Down Under, Katherine McCaughan; The Pelican of Fernandina, Cara Curtin; In from the Cold, Kevin Shipp; The Savannah Project, Chuck Barrett; So Shall You Reap, John House; The Journal, Sandi Gordon; Real Principals Have No Class, Delene Sholes; The Cruelest Months,  Dorothy Fletcher; Lacey's Chain, Cali Amber. If I am your editor, here's what you can expect: a cleaner, clearer, more readable manuscript; a guiding hand for improving, tightening and strengthening copy—while preserving your unique style and voice; an objective eye, personal attention and empathy for your goals as a writer; and the know-how to turn out a professional product for a good first impression.

Dana K. Cassell - see About dkc page.

Ashley Cisneros is a freelance communications professional in Orlando, Fla. Cisneros' diverse career experiences include working at a public relations firm that specializes in crisis management, as well as working as a marketing manager for a chamber of commerce. As a technical and business communications writer for ITT Corporation, Cisneros wrote white papers for U.S. Naval engineers. Previously, Cisneros worked for Florida Trend, Florida's premier business magazine that is owned by the St. Petersburg Times. She served as the editor of the company's teen magazine, Florida Trend's NEXT, a publication that helps Florida high school students prepare for life after graduation. Cisneros excelled at managing a half-million-dollar budget, supervising and coaching a team of freelance writers, and editing the publication boasting a circulation of 750,000. Along with editing the magazine, Cisneros proofed several other Florida Trend custom publications. She had the opportunity to write speeches and columns for the former group publisher, and has spoken at the Governor's Mansion and at several statewide conferences. Cisneros delivered a keynote presentation for a women empowerment banquet at Lewis Clark State College in Idaho, and presented a seminar at Miss Black Florida's Moving Closer to My Dreams conference. Cisneros worked as a newspaper staff writer for the Lake City Reporter in Lake City, Fla. In addition, she served as a student copy editor and statistical aide for the University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research, and contributed to publications including the Florida Statistical Abstract, Florida Estimates of Population, Florida County Rankings and Florida and the Nation.
Cisneros earned a B.S. in Journalism and an M.S. in Entrepreneurship from the University of Florida, financing her education through the Bright Futures and other merit scholarships. She served as the East Central Florida Chair for Leadership Florida's Connect Florida, Florida's first statewide young professional organization. Cisneros also served on the board of directors for a national Hispanic women's group where she coordinated intake procedures for more than 100 undergraduate chapters. Before that, she served as a regional representative for a national fraternal association. In this capacity, Cisneros worked as an advocate for almost 90 chapters across nine states. She chaired committees, managed websites and helped execute three conventions. Cisneros served as co-chair of a 501c 3 foundation and a sorority alumnae association. She also volunteered as a member of the Katie Marchetti Memorial Foundation Advisory Board in Tampa Bay. Cisneros received a national award in organizational leadership in 2008. In 2012, she was the winner of a national business competition. The only program Fellow selected from the Southeast and Florida, Cisneros won a $10,000 startup business investment prize from the New U: News Entrepreneurs Working Through UNITY initiative, a competitive program for journalists of color who want to become entrepreneurs. She is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, RotarAct of Metro Orlando, Hispanic-American Professional and Business Women's Association (HAPBWA) and Central Florida Women's Resource Center. Cisneros is currently writing freelance articles for several magazines and websites. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, the Chicago Tribune and The Los Angeles Times, among other publications. Contact her at AshleyCisneros@gmail.com and visit her website at www.AshleyCisneros.com

Carol Cohen, Temple Terrace FL; (813) 985-3747; ccwrites@tampabay.rr.comWriting Specialties: Ad copy, marketing, editing, humor, publicity, PR, training materials, business communications, proofreading, fiction, restaurant promotions & training, technical writing.  Media Experience: Newspaper, magazine, radio, corporate, advertising/PR, brochures, restaurant menus and promotions, logo design, Ph.D. dissertations. Periodical Credits: Tampa Tribune, Bay Area Manufacturers Association newsletter; Power, Transmission & Distribution; Electrical World; Power Delivery Product News.  Capabilities: Photography, desktop publishing, disk submission. Comments: B.A. in English, master's in technical and professional communications. Though I am employed full-time and my "free" time is limited, I consider freelance writing to be a business, not a hobby, and treat it as such.  My writing style is organized and concise, and I often use humor as an attention-grabber, when appropriate. I am a perfectionist toward editing and proofreading. My staff experience includes marketing, advertising, promotional and technical writing for a variety of companies and organizations in manufacturing, education, employee training and medicine.

Jeff Corydon, Tampa FL; (813) 960-2841; jcorydon@tampabay.rr.comWriting Specialties: Short stories, travel/destination articles, international affairs/topics, senior lifestyles, memoirs, food/wine, satire, op-ed pieces. Media Experience: Newspaper, magazine, theater, radio, brochures, Web content. Books: Leonardo's Muse & Mine (October 2014), anthology of short stories. Periodical Credits: St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Tribune, Florida Monthly, Toronto Globe & Mail, Tampa Bay Illustrated, Robb Report, Chile Pepper, Boys Life, Cobblestone, Rotarian. Awards: Numerous awards for short stories and articles published in regional magazines and literary journals and contests, including FFWA annual competitions. Comments: Mr. Corydon has BS and MS journalism degrees from Medill School (Northwestern University, Evanston, IL) and intensive experience freelancing in Florida and national markets since 1990. He previously served for 32 years in USA and abroad as a foreign service officer for the U.S. State Dept., and is a longtime member of the International Foood and Travel Writers Association; and member and past-president of both Tampa Writers Alliance and Bay Area Professional Writers Guild of St. Petersburg.

Ginger Curry - Pseudonyms: May Knight, Ranger Curry, Boynton Beach FL; (561) 733-1438; skywoman@bellsouth.net. Writing Specialties: Book editing, Manuscript Editing/Rewriting, Manuscript Critiques, Ghostwriting, Creative Writing Classes.  Media Experience: Former Fiction Chair for FFWA wherein read, critiqued, and judged thousands of manuscripts for 13 years -- until 1995. Former columnist for Broward Arts Gazette writing book reviews and personality profiles. Had published over 100 short stories and articles until introduced Novel Crafters' Business.  Titles of Books Published: The Name Dropper: From Rolling Wheel to Yachts, Frank Neal with Ginger Curry. His story about stewarding aboard the yacht Cassiar with Richard King Melon's. Periodicals Published in: Tampa Tribune, The Floridian, Presbyterian Survey, Woman's World, Miami Herald, Palm Beach Post, Crosscurrents, Tales of the Witch World #2, The Women Who Walk Through Fire, Freed by Choice. Business Clients: Too numerous to mention. Awards: State of Florida Artist in Literature Fellow, 1981-81, World Who's Who of Women 10th Comm. Edition, International Authors & Writers Who's Who 11th & 12th edition, Deputy Governor American Biographical Institute, Lifetime, 2000 Outstanding Writers of the 20th Century.  Professional member: SF and Fantasy Writers of America.  Won over 100 prizes for writing including most recent: First Place for novel Sea Eye in National League of American Pen Women contest. General Comments: An AA in Literature, a BA in Psychology with Honors, completed all course work in Master in Fine Arts Creative Writing Program where wrote Sea Eye under novelist James M. Hall.  Taught Creative Writing at Palm Beach Community College from 1990 until 1991.  Worked with clients nationally since 1977. Strengths: Perfectionist. Most thorough and comprehensive writing and critiquing and rewriting. Very familiar with The Chicago Manual of Style.  Gave workshops on revising writing and writing SF and Fantasy.  Extensive experience with suspense fiction and non-fiction studies of nature, personalities, and addictions including alcoholism.  Belong to a spiritualist church: United Metaphysical Church of the Palm Beaches.  Moderate Metaphysical/Spiritual Book Discussion group at Borders Bookstore in Boynton Beach. (Wrote the FIRST articles in the world on the sargassum fish and the everglades kite for Ranger Rick's Nature Magazine.)

Len Diamond
PO Box 3465, Seal Beach CA lennnd@gmail.com
(562) 209 1500; www.linkedin.com/pub/len-diamond/30/823/268
Delivering clear, accurate, concise writing in editorial, promotional, or technical voice, to size, to budget, and on time, for more years than I like to admit; usually in shorter sentences
Article writing: Low-key interview that draws out the important or helpful or informative or amusing; ghosted or bylined  PR, the news release: Keeping it newsworthy, but selling  Copywriting: Converting the product features dear to your technical people to the benefits your customers look for, and presenting that persuasively 
Technical writing: Interviewing SMEs; dissecting RFPs; organizing the data; presenting the facts in engineer-speak, or translated for a lay audience  Book collaboration: Deferring to too-busy, too-brilliant experts while guiding them to clarity and economy Search engine optimization: Repeating without sounding repetitious Blogging: At last, writing in my own voice; at http://lendiamondwrites.blogspot.com/.
I do all the above; been doing it for decades (OK – blogging, just two years). With a few exceptions for work completed before moveable type, clips and samples are available for
Bylines in Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration News; GrowerTalks; Hospitals; Aviation Convention News; BizJet; Paint & Coatings Industry; Optometric Management; Pool & Spa News; Kids' Fashions; others PR for Donald L. Bren Co.; Forty Plus; American Medicorp, Inc.: Tuftex; National Survey Systems; Los Angeles Times; others  Ads, newsletters, brochures, catalogs, white papers, other collateral for TRW; Autonetics/North American Aviation; Allied-Signal; Zero Manufacturing; Elpac Electronics; U.S. Filter; others Proposals for Boeing; Physical Optics Corp.; manuals for Golden State Health Centers;  AiResearch Aviation
Book collaboration, Military Electronics Packaging; Interactive Planning SEO, pool maintenance; air travel
Memberships: ASBPE, EFA, BMA, STC

Darlene V. Earhart, PO Box 493, Blountstown FL 32424; (850) 674-7025.  Pseudonym: D. V. Earhart.  Writing Specialties: Speculative, science fiction, fantasy.  Capabilities: Photography.

Althia Ellis, Davie FL; (954) 707-7907, fax (954) 382-5730; editor@thompsonellisconsulting.comwww.thompsonellisconsulting.com. Writing Specialties: proposals, manuals, training materials, manuscripts, reports, website content, press releases, business letters, and articles. Awards: Winner of the inaugural NFL Emerging Business Grant for South Florida Super Bowl XLIV. Clients: A few of our clients include Wingspan Seminars, LLC, Aero Marine Interior, Inc., Nubranch Books, Inc., Airport Safety Management Consultants, and Broward County Aviation Department, Comments: I hold a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) degree from Nova Southeastern University, and have been writing and training for over 15 years. My company provides convenient on-site customized seminars/workshops in business writing, customer service, team building, communication skills, ADA sensitivity awareness and communication, diversity, and more. Adjunct professor of Business at Broward College in Pembroke Pines. Author of two books: Coming of Age at the Focal Point: How Senior Centers Enhance Quality of Life for Older Adults and The Kids' Roadmap to Business Ownership. Member of FFWA, Minority Chamber of Commerce, and Sigma Beta Delta.  Businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and individuals take advantage of our professional writing, editing, training, and consulting services. We'd like an opportunity to serve you.

David R. Ellis, 3233 East Bay Dr., Suite 101, Largo FL 33771; (727) 531-1111, fax (727) 531-5088; ellislaw@alum.mit.edu. www.davidellislaw.com. David is an attorney practicing computer and cyberspace law; copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and intellectual property law; corporation and business law; entertainment and arts law; and franchise, licensing and contract law. A graduate of M.I.T. and Harvard Law School, he is a member of the Florida and New York Bars and the American Bar Association's Sections on Science and Technology and Intellectual Property Law.  He is also a member of the Computer Law Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Association for Computing Machinery (for which he is a National Lecturer), and the Florida Bar's Computer Law Committee and Sections on Business Law and Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law. Dave is the author of the book, A Computer Law Primer. As an  Adjunct Professor of Law, he teaches Copyright Law at the University of Florida Law School and for many years taught Intellectual Property and Computer Law at Stetson University College of Law.
 

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