Paula Wild has been writing professionally since 1979. Known for her conversational and engaging style, she is an award-winning author of numerous books and has been published in many periodicals including Beautiful British Columbia, Reader’s Digest and The Beaver, Canada’s History Magazine. Many of her 1,000+ articles have been cover stories.
As a freelance writer, Paula has worked for various educational, corporate and government agencies such as the Museum of Civilization, BC Ferries, the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy and the Comox Valley Airport Commission.
Paula shares her writing skills and knowledge with others at Boot Camp for Authors and also works with individuals as a writing coach and mentor. Her latest book, The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild & Dangerous will be released by Harbour Publishing the fall of 2013.
To find out more about Paula visit www.paulawild.ca. For stories, tips and insight into the writing life check out www.paulawild.ca/blog.
I am a business developer and own Platinum Business Development, LLC and out of sheer effort it has worked and am now thriving. Check out the site at www.platinumbusinessdevelopment.com. I am based in Maui, Hawaii and Powell River, BC, Canada and consider myself a resident of BOTH.
In 1998, I was commissioned in the US Navy, having earned a BS in Mathematics. I spent time on my first ship in San Diego, but truly came into my element entering Naval Nuclear Power School in Charleston, SC. I completed my nuclear training and spent two years aboard the USS Enterprise in Norfolk, VA. After having earned my first Master’s Degree in Engineering Management, and earned a Engineer certification from the Department of Energy, I separated from the US Navy. I took a leave of absence to assist my family in the transition to Maui. I earned a MBA in learning and knowledge management from Walden University (on-line) in 2007.
It was my passion for learning that drove me to find my true direction in life: assisting people on how to learn better. To that end, I have read over 600 books and written a book entitled “The Cure 4 Common Learning: The Perfect Anecdote of Structured Color”. This book was one of the hardest things to accomplish in my life. The company supporting this book is Learning In Color, Inc. www.learningincolor.com
I was invited to speak at Helen Irlen’s International Learning Conference in Houston, Texas in July 2008. I also conducted an interactive workshop at the Business and Professional Women National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia also in July 2008. Most recently, I have been invited to speak at the Hawaii International Conference on Education in Oahu in January 2010.
My current status: I have four active clients in various industries in Canada and the US, and own four companies. I am publishing my book and am starting a comprehensive marketing campaign including workshops for teachers, students and parents. I am an American Citizen and a Canadian Permanent Resident. I am earning my Doctorate in Education in adult learning (graduation date 2012).
For me, it’s all about making words dance. I’ve been writing since I was small and was first paid for my words at 15 when I wrote a weekly community column for Nanaimo’s daily paper. Since then, I have been a technical writer, web editor and communications analyst for the provincial government and more recently copy editor and occasional contributor for Powell River’s community paper.
Through it all, I have met lots of interesting people and written human interest stories, short stories, resumes and cover letters, business communications and personal essays.
I’ve also been experimenting with flash fiction and lending a hand as a script consultant and researcher. Contact Angie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Métis travel-writer/published author, and photographer, I am forever looking for a great picture or story. Based on cross-Canada working vacations I’ve published RV Canada On A Dime And A Dream(2003), RV Canada With Boo The Menopausal Van (2007), and RV Canada’s Far North On A Dream (2009). A 2011 Western Canada tour to Churchill, MB will become the 4th RV Canada book to be launched in 2013.With many years of Toastmasters experience, I’ve spoken at RV shows, and taught speech coaching, dream coaching and customer service workshops. Articles of mine can be found in: RV Times, Whispering Winds, Our Canada, Powell River Living, and Sun Cruisers. Barb Rees: LoveToGo Writing at www.write2dream.com or email: email@example.com