Lori Stephens, pNLP, CCP

LS HeadshotsMy approach to developing content blends high organization, clarity, and intuition, and my skills have been honed through experience with clients ranging from fledgling writers and wellness practitioners to corporations. I have managed B2B documentation for companies including Microsoft, Directions on Microsoft, Amazon.com, Gartner, Walt Disney Internet Group, and The Regis Company. My forte is working as liaison and coach with writers. I take the time to understand the tone and message of the writing as well as its marketing strategies, and in this way, I help to align precision with purpose.

BA English/Creative Writing, magna cum laude, University of Oregon
Certified Communications Professional (CCP), Association of Women in Communications
Certified NLP Practitioner (pNLP), Designed Thinking
Certified TESOL Instructor, Oxford Seminars

Guest panelist, A Mid-Winter Literary Fair, Feb. 2017
Guest editor, Pitch 2.0, CreateSpace, Dec. 2011LitFair1
Guest speaker, Patrick Snow Bestseller Publishing Institute,
March 2010
Book reading, In Other Words Women’s Books & Resources,
Oct. 2004
Guest lecturer, “Syntax and Semblance” (Portland State University Psychology Dept.), July 2002
Willamette Writers “Meet the Editors” Lunch, August 1987

Exceptional Mentor Award, University of Oregon Mentor Program, 1995-1996

KPSU “The Rationalist”
The Washington Post, “Find a great roommate
The Island Packet Online, “Looking for the perfect match”
MSN Money, “Let someone else pay half your bills”

Association of Independent Authors
Association of Women in Communications
Northwest Association of Book Publishers
Northwest Independent Editors Guild

100 Most Intriguing People of 2002 *
2000 Notable American Women
Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women 2006
International Who’s Who of Professional & Business Women 2005 *
Strathmore’s Who’s Who
* American Biographical Institute

Debra Hartmann, Associate
The Pro Book Editor

debrahartmannDebra has more than fifteen years of experience doing editing and proofreading for fiction writers, and she has written hundreds of articles, methods and procedures manuals, and training materials for corporations and websites. She is proficient with style guides including APA, MLA, and Chicago Manual of Style. She has many hours invested in writer’s training classes, workshops, seminars, and certification courses, and she regularly participates in ongoing educational courses related to writing, editing, marketing, social networking, and self-publishing. She also curates the Authors Helping Authors website, a resource portal for authors by authors.

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