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Corie Hengst has written marketing copy for numerous companies, including ShoeFitts Marketing and Designer Greetings. She has served as a copy editor for Penguin Group and Metro newspaper, as well as written articles for Plan Adviser/Plan Sponsor magazines, American Salon magazine and thegrindstone.com. She has also ghostwritten white papers and a book about the best business practices for Generation Y. She holds a BA from Missouri State University.
Karen Kingsley is a retained consultant to domestic and international advertising and marketing agencies. She has served as an executive and writer in the advertising and trade publishing industries. She has written speeches, marketing collateral and advertising for companies such as Anheuser-Busch, Procter & Gamble, Ralston Purina, and Rubbermaid. She was SVP of Business Development at Deutsch Advertising, owned her own ad agency, was president of another, and EVP at a third. She has written for such trade publications as Progressive Grocer, C-Store Business, Women's Wear Daily, Supermarket News, and Home Furnishing News. She is currently a commentator on Retailwire.com, a Web site dedicated to the retail business.
is the executive editor and founder of Social Media News NY. He was a founding producer for The New York Times website, senior editor of GenomeWeb, executive producer of Nassau News Live and New York editor for TechWeb. He has written for United Press International, The New York Times, the Danbury News-Times, the Wilson Daily Times, and the Washington Daily News, among others. He is the vice president of the New York City chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He has taught for Hofstra University and the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. He holds a BA from North Carolina State University and an MS from Columbia University.
is the dean of students at Gotham Writers Workshop, which encompasses supervising staff interactions with students and acting as point person for Gotham’s email communications. She is Director of Gotham’s One-on-One Services and serves as liaison to such Business Writing corporate clients as NASCAR, PVH Corp., and the UN Development Program. She also owns Stay @ Om Yoga and has served as a copywriter for BBDO Advertising. She holds a BA from Haverford College.
Stephanie Paterik is a Senior Web Editor for Adweek magazine and a media consultant for companies, authors, and magazines. Her nonfiction and poetry have appeared in PARADE, Glamour, Adweek, The Arizona Republic, and The Best American Poetry blog, among many others. She is a former staff writer for the Wall Street Journal and the former managing editor of PHOENIX magazine. She has taught at Arizona State University. She holds a BA in journalism from Arizona State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School.
Pamela Skillings is a writer and editor for About.com and the author of Escape from Corporate America: A Practical Guide to Creating the Career of Your Dreams (Ballantine, 2008). Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Forbes.com, and other publications. Pamela also regularly blogs at manhattan.about.com and escapefromcorporate.com/blog. She holds a BA in journalism from New York University.
Alexander Steele is the president at Gotham Writers Workshop. He is the editor of the Gotham books Writing Fiction, Fiction Gallery, and Writing Movies (all Bloomsbury USA). He is the author of numerous children's books, including titles in the Wishbone series (Lyrick Publishing) and the Hardy Boys series (Pocket Books). His plays include One Glorious Afternoon, Lightning and Frenzy, and King of Ragtime, and he scripted the documentary World War II: It Happened in Color. He holds a BA from Vanderbilt University.