Accreditation and Affiliations

National Association of Independent Writers and Editors. NAIWE is a professional association for all publishing professionals.

clickable link to EFA

The organization is comprised of freelance editors, writers, indexers, proofreaders, researchers, desktop publishers, translators, and others who offer a broad range of skills and specialties, as stated on the website.  Here I can also find folks to collaborate with in designing book covers.


I follow the CMOS for books; if I’m working on news or a press release, the style of choice is AP.




I earned my accreditation in Public Relations while serving on the board of the Florida Public Relations Association (the longest continually running P.R. association in the U.S.) in 1994.


I received accreditation in public relations in 1997.




I have always followed the PRSA Code of ethics when crafting branding, marketing, and advertising messages and delineating between them all.

American Advertising Federation Asheville Logo 2011

 I was a founding board member of the AAF Asheville 2009. The American Advertising Federation is the nation’s oldest advertising association. This was the original logo. Wrote the by-laws. Was the first ADDY chair. Wrote the scripts for the first two ADDY award shows. Was newsletter editor for almost two years.  As far as I can tell, it’s defunct.