About Helen

Hi! My name is Helen Ginger
Welcome to my blog.

I’m a freelance editor, book consultant, and writer. I teach public speaking as well as writing and marketing workshops. In addition, my ezine, Doing It Write, goes out to subscribers around the globe. It's now in its eleventh year of publication. I'm also an Owner/ Partner and the Women’s Marketing Director for Legends In Our Own Minds®. 'Course, what I get asked about most often are my three years as a mermaid at Aquarena Springs. Swimming with a shimmery tail, picnicking underwater, performing synchronized ballet, blowing air bubbles ... all year round, even in the winter.

Actively involved in the writing community, I was the Executive Director of the Writers' League of Texas from 2003 - 2005. Currently, I serve as a Committee Chair for the Texas Book Festival, and volunteer as a gift wrapper for the Bess Whitehead Scott Scholarship fund.

If you're looking for an editor for your manuscript, check out my Coach Helen page. Over the years, I've worked with a lot of writers. Together, we can prepare your work for publication. If your organization is interested in having me teach a workshop, be sure to visit the Workshops page on my website.

In addition to posting here on Straight From Hel, you'll also find me occasionally blogging on The Blood-Red Pencil with other editors.

I also teach and lead workshops. You can catch me April 30, 2011, at Books 'n Authors 'n All That Jazz in Weatherford, Texas, where I and Sylvia Dickey Smith will be talking about "Jazzing Up Your Characters."

You can find out more about me on my website: Helen Ginger 
Be sure you check out my Resources for Writers pages.
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