Upcoming Writing Workshops

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March 2, 2019, 10 am - 12 pm. Shakespeare & Company Bookstore. Click the title for registration.

Using objects and a theme, participants will write two short pieces that may reveal surprising connections.

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Writing for Healing and Resilience

Wednesdays, April 3 - May 8, 2:30 - 4 pm. Red Willow Center. Registration details TBA.

The act of writing can be cathartic, especially since we often store the pain of unpleasant memories in our bodies and in our minds. Writing can help us see a way forward towards healing and resilience. In this class, we’ll read examples of published writing, discuss ways to evoke memory and sensory detail on the page, and explore writing prompts. Each class will guide participants to focus on one aspect of their memories, including writing about place, music, family, friendship, and the body. Participants will be encouraged to share their work with the group, but this will not be required.

Editing, Writing, and Communications Services

I offer a range of editorial services, including (but not limited to):

  • Proofreading,

  • Line editing,

  • Copy editing,

  • Fact checking,

  • Developmental editing, and

  • Manuscript consultations.

Whether you need assistance with a college application, a book manuscript, a cover letter, a dissertation, or anything else, I can help! Previous clients include book editors, first-time memoirists, academic writers, seasoned essayists, and curriculum development companies like Green Ninja. Please contact me for rates. 

As an educator, I am also available to teach nonfiction workshops or classes to kids or adults or provide one-on-one writing tutoring to high school students and adults of any age. I currently work for the Missoula Writing Collaborative and teach poetry to grades 3-8. I have experience teaching adult writing workshops as well.   

Do you or your organization need help with communications? I have extensive experience in writing press releases, managing social media accounts, drafting strategic communications plans, designing magazines and brochures, and developing branding guidelines. Previous clients include the University of Montana's Environmental Studies program and the Peñasco Theatre. Contact me for rates. 

I want to thank you for all the editing you did with us. I especially enjoyed reading your comments and feedback and one in particular that struck home with me and some of our team was your reminder about how some cultures believe that everything is living including rocks. It’s a great point and we made changes to reflect this!
— Eugene Cordero, Founder & Director of Green Ninja
Emily spent a great deal of time with me reworking my first solo manuscript for journal publication. I had received feedback from reviewers that was, to me, diverse, confusing and contradictory. Emily helped me navigate these comments and form a strategy for completely reworking my article. She taught me tricks about how to organize my paper from the paragraph level up. If I did not understand a strategy or recommendation she suggested, she patiently reworded her comments. She helped me work through a high-level reorganization and then encouraged me to dive deeper into aspects of my topic that I had not even considered before. Emily was always careful to make sure that what she suggested worked for my research discipline and the journal I intended to submit to. The manuscript is now a more focused and professional article and has recently been accepted for publication. 
— Erin Baucom