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Joanne Tombrakos commented on the blog post 'The Reluctant Self-Publisher: Part 4--Copy Editing: The Best Money I Ever Spent (Or is it Copyediting?)'
"I felt the same way after I used a copywriter for my first book. They are definitely worth the money. I also now subscribe to a great little free newsletter called the Grammar Girl that offers up some great tips."
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"Love the name of your imprint!! Wishing you the best. I've self-published, twice so far The Secrets They Kept and It Takes An Egg Timer, A Guide to Creating The Time For Your Life  with more on the way and have never looked back. My…"
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Who I am:
Digital Demystifier, Consultant and Coach, Writer and Speaker who blogs on demystifying digital for business and life at at The author of It Takes An Egg Timer, A Guide To Creating Time For Your Life and a novel, The Secrets They Kept. Contributes to The Huffington Post, ForbesWoman and BlogHer. A two-time career reinventor. Previous incarnations include teaching in the public school system and sales and marketing positions for CBS and Time Warner. Adjunct instructor at NYU in Digital Marketing.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
My newest book, It Takes An Egg Timer, A Guide to Creating the Time for Your Life is now available on Amazon Kindle and in paperback.
I am also the author of a novel, The Secrets They Kept,also available on Amazon.
Media outlets that I currently write for:
Huffington Post
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Blog Posts
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
Occasionally...when the mood strikes me..
Services I offer to other writers:
You can't be a writer today without also thinking as a businessperson. My programs are designed to inform, educate and offer practical tools and training to keep individuals and organizations marketable and digitally relevant. That applies to writers today as much as anyone. Details on my website
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85Broads, New York Women in Communications
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At 5:32pm on June 8, 2011, Kathleen Frazier said…
Dearest Joanne, You are my first friend on She Writes!  I can't wait to see you at Amy's.  Fingers crossed, Psychology Today is seriously considering my personal essay on sleepwalking for their "2 Minute Memoir"!  Hugs, Kathleen
At 10:39am on June 6, 2011, Michele Mattia said…
Can't wait to see you soon!  I'm playing catchup this week with emails...
At 12:41pm on June 1, 2011, Elaine Masters said…
Hi Joanne, Just logged in after sending you an email. Thanks for the connection and yes, I look forward to reconnecting at Blog Her in San Diego. Enjoy your summer!
At 7:54pm on May 30, 2011, Kristina Blank Makansi said…
Yes, I enjoyed meeting all the wonderful She Writes women! I hope to be more involved in the forum going forward.  - Kristy
At 7:25pm on May 30, 2011, Elisabeth Kinsey said…
Likewise - Really nice to meet you.  Too bad we didn't have more time to chat, maybe in the future!
At 11:52am on July 7, 2010, Meg Waite Clayton said…
Delighted to have you join us the Novelist group. You might jump in by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion if you're not too uncomfortable talking about what you're working on. I’ll look forward to chatting with you!
At 4:52pm on July 5, 2010, Julie Jeffs said…
Hi Joanne,

Welcome to the Bloggers Let’s Make it Work group! So glad you are here. Please visit the discussion New Members Visit Here First, tell us about your blog so we can list it on the members blog index.

I hope you will find, as I did, a great sense of community, loads of information and resources, and an incredible amount of talent.

Jump in on ongoing discussions or start one if there is an issue you would like to discuss.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Look forward to reading your posts.

Warm regards,
Julie Jeffs
Beginning a Life at 50
At 9:09am on July 4, 2010, Meg Waite Clayton said…
Adding my voice to the welcome, Joanne. We’d love to have you join us in the Novelists – Struggling or Not group if you’re working on longer fiction, or think you might like to.

Meg Waite Clayton
Novelist Group Moderator
Author of the national bestseller The Wednesday Sisters, The Language of Light, a Bellwether Prize finalist, and the forthcoming The Four Ms. Bradwells (Ballantine, March 2011)
At 9:10am on July 3, 2010, Kate the Book Buff said…
Hi Joanne! Welcome! I just wanted t o introduce myself, and my blog, The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People. Check it out at

These networks can be a bit overwhelming at first, so if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!

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Welcome to She Writes Joanne! So glad to have you here.
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Joanne Tombrakos's Blog

Five Ways To End Your Search For The Time To Write

Posted on July 12, 2012 at 3:00am 38 Comments


Time, or the lack of, it is one of the biggest excuses we come up with for why there are no new pages on any given day. Whether you are writing to earn a living or writing as an avocation, searching to find the time to put your words into sentences that make sense is the…


Lazy, Hazy and CRAZY FREE DAYS!!!

Posted on June 19, 2012 at 3:46am 0 Comments

I'm a summer girl. I always have been. So it should come as no surprise that I like to celebrate the summer solstice. That first official day of summer, the one we like to call the longest day of the year.…


On The Radio

Posted on February 28, 2012 at 11:29am 0 Comments

One of my most favorite parts of the journey I've taken in the last several years is all the great new people I've gotten to meet, on-line and off-line, who share similar interests.

One of those people is Lori Randall Stradtman who I heard speak last year at BlogWorld. Lori is an expert on social media and is currently writing a book entitled, Online Reputation Management for Dummies. Who won't want to read…


To Wait Or Not To Wait: The Self-Publishing Dilemma

Posted on January 14, 2012 at 8:48am 3 Comments

Once upon a time there was no decision to make. Traditional publishing was the only option. Yes, there were vanity presses. But the process was big and cumbersome and costly. There was no internet filled with social networks. No Amazon to streamline the process. On-line retail was just a vision in the future. 

But now it’s all changed. There are choices. You don’t have to wait to get picked if you don’t want to. Yet many of us do. I did. 

I waited and I waited.…


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