Sunshine Arts & Letters This is ultra incredibly awesome!

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~Barbara Jean Walsh (January 2017)

 Sunshine Arts & Letters / Barbara Jean Walsh

A freelance writer and editor living in Alameda, California, I was the co-host of “It’s My Boat” Radio, and had a long career in the marine industry working  for WoodenBoat Publications as a writer, editor, and seminar manager. I have also been a library director, English instructor, and newspaper reporter. I hold a B.A. from the University of Maine and an M.A. from the University of Denver.

 Skills & Services 

Communications / Writing / Editing
I have excellent writing and editing abilities with a great deal of experience in crafting feature articles, blog posts, business correspondence, newsletters, short stories, poetry, fiction, and radio interviews. You’ll find a number of short writing samples here.

Leadership / Facilitating / Event Management
I am an experienced point person, scheduler, troubleshooter, group facilitator, and problem-solver. I like to work with collaborative software such as  BaseCamp, Google Calendars, Google Drive, DropBox, PBWorks, Trello. I have years of experience in working with volunteers in libraries, community associations, and professional organizations.

Support for Events, Conferences, and Development Programs
I am very advanced in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. I have also worked extensively with “a2z” conference and event management software; and with mailing-list and donor-tracking for program development.

Marketing and Public Relations
I have worked regularly with both Constant Contact, SurveyMonkey, and I have basic skills in Google Analytics. I have good skills in Adobe InDesign and can develop marketing materials ranging from postcards to multi-page brochures and booklets. I can also provide you with the finished copy you need.

Social Media, Including Podcasting
I have active accounts with LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, YouTube, and BlogTalk Radio.

Online Training / Distance Learning / Webinars
I have expertise with Moodle, ReadyTalk, SlideShare, AdobeConnect, Eluminate, and AuthorStream, and I can provide train-the-trainer support for people who need to present webinars or offer information online in any format.

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