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Meghan Ward
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Attended UCLA
Lives in Berkeley, CA
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Wonderful blog post by a client of mine about how to support friends and family going through treatment for cancer and other illnesses.
This time last year I was starting a long and aggressive treatment strategy for Breast Cancer that included two surgeries, twenty weeks of chemotherapy and six weeks of radiation. I was forced to balance the life I had planned with my husband and two young children with a whole new role in healthcare..
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I'm super excited that Constance Hale's Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wicked Good Prose is on sale for just $1.99 (in ebook format) this week and next! I just bought my copy for my iPad. You can get yours here:
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Today is the last day to register for Blogging for Beginners: Enhanced Edition at the reduced Early Bird rate, so don't wait another minute if you're thinking about enrolling! Tomorrow the price goes up $25. My Advanced Blogging Workshop also begins next week, and Social Media Bootcamp is July 11.
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I wish I were free this Saturday to take Susan Ito's Revision Boot Camp. If you have a fiction or nonfiction work of 20 pages or less that needs some work, Susan is an amazing writer and teacher. And this sounds like so much fun!
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Can't put down Michael Scott Moore's riveting story about his 977 days of captivity in the hands of Somali pirates.
The long read: Michael Scott Moore was kidnapped by Somali pirates in 2012. For the first time, he tells the story of his abduction, detention and eventual release
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I couldn't resist buying this Chris Ware print from Pegasus Books to celebrate California Bookstore Day today.
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Social Media Bootcamp is just a week and a half away! Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and GoodReads all in one day. There are still a few spots left:
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My interview with the director, co-producer, and stars of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is live on The Rumpus!
Producer Jeff Sommerville, director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, and the cast of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl discuss their movie that went to Sundance and beyond.
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Thanks, +Pauline Gruber! I love this movie and can't wait to take my husband to see it. I've seen it twice already.
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The Bay Area Book Festival starts tomorrow right here in Berkeley! I'll be on a panel about writing communities Sunday morning 10-10:50. Stop by!
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Ready to start BLOGGING? Want to learn how you can use SOCIAL MEDIA to market your book or business? I have several classes coming up, beginning with Successful Blogging at Book Passage TOMORROW. It's not too late to sign up! For more classes, visit: http://www.sfgrotto.org/tag/social-media/
Sat., June 6 • 10:00-4:00 pm • $105. Have you always wanted to start a blog? This is your chance! In one six-hour session you will set up a Wordpress blog, choose a focus and design, and learn how to write great blog posts. This class covers best blogging practices, how to build traffic, ...
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For all the moms out there who need a good laugh.
Credit Illustration by Victor Kerlow
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Fiction and memoir editors: I'm having so much fun typing scenes full of  bad writing and errors for my Edit Yourself class to correct. What are the most common mistakes (in structure, character development, story arc, writing) you see when editing fiction?
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"Meghan ran down the stairs huffing and puffing" (poor sentence structure that attributes the huffing and puffing to the stairs not Meghan +Meghan Ward
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Writer/Editor
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Developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, writing, blogging, social media consulting
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  • Self
    Writer/Editor, present
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Berkeley, CA
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- Paris, France
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Freelance Writer and Book Editor in San Francisco
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I am a writer and freelance book editor in San Francisco. My editing services include developmental editing, line editing, and copy editing for novels, memoirs, nonfiction books, and PhD dissertations. I teach blogging and social media classes at the San Francisco Writers' Grotto and blog weekly at Writerland.com and biweekly at SheWrites.com.
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  • UCLA
  • Mills College
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