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I happily give talks and lead workshops across the country to help professionals take their writing to the next level, or just perk up their prose. Sometimes these are for writers, sometimes for doctors, lawyers, merchants, chiefs. Send me an email to inquire about my availability and fees by clicking on the link in the bottom left corner of this page. Examples of topics: Finding Your Voice: Putting your soul (and wit!) on the page Tracing the Narrative Arc: How to make a story rivet your audience The Art of Story: Using the techniques of fiction in nonfiction First-Person Plural: Writing memoir personal essays The World Is My Oyster: Writing about food and travel Sin and Syntax: Making Sentences Sing Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch: Let Verbs Power Your Writing A Natural History of the Sentence, from the Swamp to Squidoo The Accidental Grammarian: From the beach in Hawaii to books on language Wired Style: Writing about technology without sounding like a geek Notions of a Narrator: Exploring voice, point of view, and subjectivity in journalism Watch the Mawk Meter: Avoiding sentimentality when covering human crises Hang That Shingle: The journalist as entrepreneur Elements of Editing: From overhauling a manuscript to turning a phrase   I have been a keynote speaker at these gatherings: Mokule‘ia Writers Retreat (on O‘ahu's North Shore) East Meets West: A Gathering of Literary Journalists in Berkeley Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism, in conversation with Jon Lee Anderson Nieman Seminar for Narrative Editors, in conversation with Adam Moss International Association of Business Communicators   I have taught workshops or appeared on panels for: Harvard's Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism Harvard's Nieman Seminar for Narrative Editors San Francisco Writers Conference UC-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma Stanford University, Graduate Program in Journalism Tufts University, Writing Across the Curriculum program Brown University, Warren Alpert Medical School Harvard Medical School The Mark Hopkins InterContinental Hotel The Providence Journal Los Angeles Times Book Festival American Society of Journalists and Authors American Association of Sunday and Features Editors Asian American Journalists Association National Association of Science Writers Princeton Women’s Network Mechanics Institute Library and Chess Room Bay Area Editors’ Forum San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Maui Writers Conference Honolulu International Film Festival Georges Conference on College Journalism   I have been on the faculty at these schools Harvard University Extension School UC-Berkeley Extension UC-Santa Cruz Extension UC-San Diego Extension San Francisco Writers' Grotto The Book Passage The Writing Salon