Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Workshop tonight at ThinkHouse Collective; Book Launch; EFA


Join me tonight at ThinkHouse Collective for an informative workshop about website optimization and Google analytics! Info below.

ThinkHouse is the place to be these days: if you missed the launch party for Brenda Nakamoto's memoir, Peach Farmer's Daughter, on Friday night at ThinkHouse, you can still catch Brenda around town. See additional readings, listed below.

And if you're a freelance writer/editor, or working toward becoming one, you just missed this month's meeting of the NorCal chapter of EFA--Editorial Freelancer's Association. They meet at ThinkHouse Collective on the final Monday of every month. Mark your calendar for July!

Yours in writing,


Wednesday, June 29, 6:30 p.m.
Small Biz Workshop: Increase Profitablity with Google Analytics

What is the point of having a website or a business if you aren't able to determine what is and isn't working? Join Black Dog Education, a web design firm with over 13 years of experience as designers and small business owners, as they breakdown how to use Google Analytics to boost the effectiveness of your website, and most importantly, increase the profitability of your business.
At ThinkHouse Collective, 1726 11th Street, Sacramento, California 95811


Come enjoy Roan Press' release of Peach Farmer's Daughter by Brenda Nakamoto at these author readings!

This is a "gritty yet poetic memoir" (says the book jacket) and a true story of life and food in California. I am particularly proud to say that Brenda Nakamoto is a past Tomales Bay Workshops fellowship winner and active participant in the writing programs at UC Davis Extension. Cheers to you, Brenda!

Tuesday, July 12 - 12:00 noon-1:00 pm, UC Davis Bookstore

Saturday, July 16— 4:30-5:30 pm, Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, 1900 Alhambra
Boulevard, Sacramento.

Thursday, August 4 – 7:00 pm, Gridley Branch Library, 299 Spruce St, Gridley, CA


NorCal Editorial Freelancers Association

Check out this great info, which I pulled from the ThinkHouse main webpage at

The Northern California chapter of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)

The EFA is a national not-for-profit organization that supports freelance professionals from all areas of publishing. It is also recognized throughout the publishing industry as a resource for filling freelance needs. The organization is based in NYC, but there are a number of regional chapters, including the NorCal chapter that started here in the Sacramento area in October 2010.

On the last Monday of each month, we’ve been gathering at ThinkHouse to learn from others about the business we’re in—the idea being that if we nurture “a wider understanding of the crucial role of the independent editorial professional in the modern publishing and communications industries, and enhance the performance and improve the skills of those professionals,” (as it says in the EFA Mission Statement) we will collectively be in a better place.

The NorCal Chapter members and friends bring a wide range of specialties to the group. We have copyeditors, proofreaders, developmental editors, project managers, technical writers, researchers, a desktop publisher or two, a book developer or two, e-book writers, bloggers, a manuscript evaluator or two, marketing specialists, agents, publishers, and writers of all kinds.

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