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LATEST EVENTS (updates coming eventually)

Potomac Forum Symposium
Invited speaker
"5 Steps to Web Content Success"
Washington, DC

DC WebWomen
Invited speaker
"Are You Using the Right Content Strategy for Your Website?"
Washington, DC



Association for Women in Communications
"Winning Web Copy Workshop"
Washington, DC

NASW/CASE conference.
Moderator/Speaker:"Web Writing and Search Engine Optimization: If You've Got It, Flaunt It!”
Austin, TX

National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA)
"Content that Communicates and Resonates with Your Readers"
San Antonio, TX

London,UK: University of Westminster.
Invited Web Writing trainer.
London, UK

Network Retreat for Montgomery County, Maryland
Invited speaker "Web Writing that Works"


Yukon, Canada-Gov. of Yukon
Invited Web Writing trainer.

Palo Alto, CA-NASW/CASE conference.
Moderator ""Science and Social Media: New Tools, New Ways to Talk?"

London,UK: University of Westminster.
Invited Web Writing trainer.

• "Communication Central" conference.
Invited speaker.
Rochester, NY, September 2008.

Religion Communicators Conference
Invited speaker.
Washington DC, April 2008

Society for Anthropological Sciences (SASci)
Talk: "Naming The Sources: Anthropologists Identified in Science Media" - New Orleans, February 2008

Washington Biography Group
Washington DC, January 2008


National Writers Union
Invited Speaker. "Writing for your Blog"- December2007

Government Communicators Conference
Ragan Communications, Washington DC, July 2007

The 16th Annual Corporate Communicators Conference
Sponsored by Ragan Communications.
Chicago, Ill.
May 8-10, 2007

CPCUG Entrepreneurs and Consultants SIG
Invited speaker - “6 Steps to Web Content Success”
Washington DC, May 2007

Government Communicators Conference

Ragan Communications
Invited speaker and session organizer.
Washington DC , July 2007

Society for Technical Communicators
Invited speaker.
Washington, DC, March 10, 2007



"Writing for your Blog" resources (created for the National Writers Union in Washington DC).

Web Credibility resources (created for several recent talks)




My "Content & Coffee" panel discussions focus on all, things relating to web content.
Next event: TBA.

Past events: "Web Analytics: Can it help you improve your web content?" - Dec.4, 2007, National Press Club, Washington DC.

What's Content & Coffee??
It's my networking event for online editors, writers, and content creators.
I've held it since 1997, usually at the National Press Club. (C&C's been compared to a salon, or a panel discussion!)

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ScienceSites Communications
Washington, DC

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Last update: 11.2.17



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Executive Update Magazine
November 2003
" The Six Rules of Web Writing"
(Read Executive Update Magazine online).

The Editorial Eye
May 2003
"Editing Complexity for the Web" (PDF)
(Read The Editorial Eye online)

Ragan Content Report"
May 2004
Interview for publication


"The Web Writer's Guide: Tips & Tools"
Darlene Maciuba-Koppel. 2002 Focal Press.

Darlene's short reference is thorough, covering everything from content guidelines to making it in the online job market. I recommend this both for its brevity and its practicality.

In my classes we learn how to shrink wordy text for online readers.

* The Dictionary of Concise Writing:
10,000 Alternatives to Wordy Phrases"

by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Richard Lederer