Welcome to the WriterGal Network blog! We are excited to showcase some of the amazing work our members have been doing recently. In future posts, we’ll explain why it makes sense to hire a freelancer, share tips and tricks, and highlight some members in more depth.
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Emily Van Cleve: Since June, I have been helping the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority with editing and revisions for a comprehensive efficient watering guide. This information-packed guide, which will be published in spring 2022, reflects feedback from landscape professionals and hundreds of community members throughout Bernalillo County. It’s a must-read document for homeowners living in the drought-stricken Southwest who want to know how to create beautiful, water-efficient outdoor spaces. For more information about my writing and editing work, please visit emilyvancleve.com.
Kelly Koepke: I’ve been helping the New Mexico Bed and Breakfast Association (www.nmbba.org) beef up the content on their website with a series of “Meet the Innkeeper” articles. These profiles of their member innkeepers highlight their backgrounds before making the bed and breakfast industry their livelihood, what they love about their jobs and what’s special about their inns. To learn about how I can help you, visit kellykoepke.com.
Tania Casselle: In the last few months, I’ve been busy as a developmental editor, book doctor and writing coach, working with various authors in New Mexico and nationally on books, including memoirs, prescriptive and general non-fiction, and several spiritual and meditation / mindfulness books. Oh, and one novel that is a great imaginative take on the future of this planet! Contact me for developmental editing, book coaching and book doctor services via TaniaCasselle.com.
Kathleen Dexter: My latest book design project is a coffee-table book biography of Mildred Palmer, a one-woman precursor to today’s International Folk Art Market who brought Guatemalan fabric and crafts to the attention of the world in the 1930s. In her extensive research, Santa Fe author Ana Livingston Paddock uncovered a trove of historical photos and museum archives showing the hand-woven textiles that were produced for centuries in the Guatemalan altiplano region before machinery and mass production took over. The book, which features the textiles and also the historic house Palmer restored in La Antigua, will be released in 2022 in partnership with Guatemala’s Centro de Investigaciones Regionales de Mesoamerica. Learn more about my custom publishing services at kdinkandimage.net.
Heather Hunter: I’ve been working with a French bakery in Albuquerque to initiate an ecommerce site for holiday orders, as well as updating the website and crafting content for social media. I’ve also been handling the marketing for a start-up that includes strategic planning, website content, earned media stories and launching online sales for the only ergonomic, patented immersive sound system and sound wave massage office chair on the market. Also helping launch the first ecommerce site dedicated to home altar supplies. You can find out more about me at heatherhuntermarketing.com.
Ellen Cline: One of the projects I’m working on now is an annual report for Santa Fe Recovery Center. Putting together short descriptions of the past year’s events and gathering photos to accompany the stories reminds me of some of the many milestones I’ve helped them spread the word about in 2021 via media releases, social media, emails and printed materials. The year included a partnership with Santa Fe County on the new La Sala Behavioral Health Center, expanded treatment services in Gallup, a Rally for Recovery, and a statewide outreach campaign about violence against women and substance use disorders that includes videos and radio spots. Visit www.ellenwrites.com to learn more about me.
Anna Sochocky: I’ve been writing multiple stories for equine publications, each of which fit in with my brand, Horses, Health, and History. The story topics are side-saddle women jumpers in the late 19th and early 20th century, cutting edge developments in equine imaging that are gaining interest, a round-up of new horse books for Christmas, and how air quality affects horses, especially in light of the increase in wildfires. Earlier this month, I was a guest speaker for the Equine Guelph journalism course taught by fellow writer gal Emily Esterson. You can find out more about my work at www.equi-libris.com.