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Acclaimed commercial writing guru Peter Bowerman presents Beavercreek workshop

In Business, Economy, Education, Entertainment, Uncategorized on December 11, 2012 at 4:56 pm
"Well-Fed Writer" - Peter Bowerman

“Well-Fed Writer” – Peter Bowerman

Beavercreek, OH – On Thursday, December 27th, aspiring professional writers in the Miami Valley have the opportunity to meet and learn from commercial freelancing guru Peter Bowerman, author of The Well-Fed Writer series of books.

From 5-9 PM at 4 Starters Coffee Café, 2495 Commons Blvd., in Beavercreek, Bowerman will present a two-part workshop titled, Building a Well-Fed Mini-Empire: An Evening Exploration of Lucrative Self-Publishing & “Commercial” Freelancing. Admission is $5 per person, cash only at the door and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the Western Ohio Writers Association and GLD Enterprises Commercial Writing.

In 1993, after a 15-year career in sales and marketing, Peter Bowerman turned his sights to freelance commercial writing. With no industry experience, no previous paid writing experience and no writing background, he built a commercial freelancing business in Atlanta, Georgia from fantasy to full-time in less than four months.

He has published more than 250 articles and editorials, leads seminars on writing and is a professional coach for both commercial freelancing business start-up and self-publishing endeavors. He has been continuously publishing his critically acclaimed monthly ezine for the commercial freelancing industry, The Well-Fed E-PUB, since May 2002. In 2008, he launched The Well-Fed Writer Blog, named in 2010 as a Top 50 Freelance Blog.

Beginning with the self-publishing portion of the evening, Bowerman will give an overview of the self-publishing industry, including his personal strategies for production, promotion and publicity that have yielded 70,000 copies in print of his four books.

At 7 PM, the topic will turn to the world of professional commercial freelancing. Bowerman will explain what commercial writing is, why the field makes sense now, how to build a portfolio, where the work is, what to charge, and more.

The Western Ohio Writers Association is based in Greene County and provides networking and educational opportunities to writers in southwest-central Ohio. Participants attend monthly critique sessions to hone their writing skills through peer feedback, networking opportunities and educational presentations.

“This is the second year for Mr. Bowerman’s workshop so he graciously offered to expand it to include the self-publishing session,” says Gery L. Deer, professional freelance writer, owner of GLD Enterprises Commercial Writing and director of the Western Ohio Writers Association. “Our organization is about education and enhancing the skills and opportunities available to writers in our area. Professional career support, like Mr. Bowerman’s workshop, is an important part of that mission.”

In the spirit of the holiday season, Bowerman will be offering books and other products at the event for a 25-percent discount. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP online at www.westernohiowriters.org or by emailing gdeer@gldenterprises.net.

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Beavercreek Chiropractic Clinic Hosts Professional Workshop

In Uncategorized on May 30, 2011 at 3:13 pm

BEAVERCREEK – On Friday May 20th a group of seventeen doctors of chiropractic representing nine states met at Beavercreek Chiropractic for a professional workshop. Known as the Chiropractic Golden Circle, the organization meets three times a year in what Dr. Greg Palkowski, chairman for the meeting, calls a brain trust format.

Chiropractic physicians are highly specialized in the treatment of injuries and disorders related to the musculoskeletal system but also deal with muscle strain, injuries of the extremities as well as arthritis and sinus and allergy conditions. Besides the many hours of continuing education required by state licensing bodies, the members of the Chiropractic Golden Circle stay current by sharing information.

“Our mission is to exchange ideas and help fellow members grow with the greater intention of better serving their patients and the public,” says Palkowski, director of Beavercreek Chiropractic Clinic.

During the session, each participant gives a 15 minute presentation on a wide range of topics including healthcare legislation, chiropractic philosophy and science and the latest in electronic medical record keeping. Of course, for an organization like the Circle to be successful, fellowship is as important as business success.

“The organization is as much fraternal as professional,” Palkowski says, noting the important role played by acts of interpersonal support and communication. “We want work together to achieve the highest possible level of health and personal potential and use that knowledge in caring for our patients.”

Beavercreek Chiropractic Clinic is located at 1654 Mardon Drive in Beavercreek. More information is available by calling (937) 426-9265 or visit http://www.beavercreekchiro.com.