Who is Debra Marrs?
Simple answer: Debra Marrs is an editor and coach for writers. I’m a creative. I’m a big picture thinker who takes the many pieces and fits them into a whole. I take what’s good and make it better. I perfect things. It’s my nature.
I’m a writing teacher and coach. I’m an entrepreneur who shows writers how to create content readers will want to buy. I show writers how to get known for their excellent information and writing. It’s a package. You have to be good at both–getting known for something and writing really, really well and consistently.
I’m a lifelong teacher, who spent a dozen years in corporate America. Dissatisfied with it being “just a job” I started my own training and consulting firm in time management and organization in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Besides teaching others to get organized and manage their time, I began writing freelance articles on those topics. I recognized then and still believe today that you can reach a much wider audience when you are able to communicate really well in writing.
My friendly “make a difference” teaching style landed me a gig as a business writing instructor and coach for a national seminar company. I traveled around the U.S. teaching people like you how to turn their ideas into content people are eager to read.
I’m also a LEARNER; I enjoy learning new things, synthesizing them, and passing along information to others. I’ve been affectionately called the “clearinghouse for writers” and yes, I’d say that fits. If I don’t know the answer, I’ll almost always know where to go to find out.
I teach writers how to DEFINE, ORGANIZE AND REFINE their writing projects (ebooks, articles, how-to books, memoir and other creative nonfiction) for publication. My WHAT AUTHORS NEED TO KNOW series teaches would-be authors how to navigate the many, many resources and how-to’s that take them from conception to publication.
My love of words led to teaching classes in journaling and memoir. That’s still a favorite area of my work because I enjoy hearing first, then reading, my clients life stories.
So there you have it: the genesis of my current work, and how I became a mentor to writers just like you through a business and training environment where I support others as they stretch and reach for their dreams and goals as writers.
Please browse around my site. I write articles daily that help you create “YOUR WRITE LIFE.”
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Debra Marrs, Editor and Coach for Writers