I’ve joined GCWA to maintain and sharpen my writing skills, while enjoying the wit and comradery of fellow writers.
As a journalist, I’ve been a Staff Reporter for the Kansas City Star and a Desk Editor for United Press International. The Washington Star Sunday Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, McGraw-Hill’s Electrical World Magazine, and The New York Times have carried my freelance writing. I’ve also started a community newspaper and published and edited a hyper local e-newsletter.
As a Strategic Communications Consultant, I’ve written, edited, and advised on everything from corporate news releases to executive speeches, web material, and annual reports. Along the way, I’ve taught college freshman English Composition and high school English Language Arts. I’m an avid tennis player and photographer, and I have a history of leadership in civic affairs.
GCWA In the News
Florida Weekly carried a story about GCWA’s writing contest in the Arts and Entertainment section on page 3. It appears in the Fort Myers, Bonita and Naples editions. The three editions appear to carry the news release almost entirely verbatim. (In the Fort Myers print version and online versions, for example, the wording is the same as that in the news release except that the last, boilerplate paragraph is omitted. The online versions, on the other hand, of the Naples and Bonita editions omit Irene’s quote about the Youth section of the contest but include a portion of the last, boilerplate paragraph.) This week’s Charlotte online edition does not carry the story, nor do the online editions for Key West and Palm Beach.
A copy of the story from the Fort Myers print edition is attached. Here also is the link to it on the Florida Weekly website: https://fortmyers.floridaweekly.com/articles/gulf-coast-writers-association-announces-writing-contest/ .
Click on the links below to review three more news stories about GCWA’s writing contest, appearing recently in the Cape Coral Breeze, Lehigh Acres Citizen, and WCGU News:
Clip–Cape Coral Breeze
Clip–Lehigh Acres Citizen