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About Jeri Walker

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Publishing Professional

Before becoming owner of Word Bank Writing & Editing, I worked on the editorial staff of The Idaho Review, Boise State University’s literary journal. During that time I read approximately one hundred short stories a month and assisted in copyediting stories by Ann Beattie, Edith Pearlman, Janet Peery, Joy Williams, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Mary O’Connell, Stephen Dixon, and Robert Boswell.

I’ve also taught composition at the college level and English at the secondary level. In addition to teaching Language Arts to ninth and tenth grade students, I also designed and implemented the curriculum for a creative writing course that included units on writing memoirs, short stories, poetry, personal essays, 10-minute plays, and children’s literature.

I hold a master’s degree in English education with additional credits earned toward a graduate degree in rhetoric and composition. My bachelor’s degree is in English with an emphasis in writing. During that time, I participated in numerous graduate and undergraduate writing workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.

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Being involved in traditional publishing as well as the indie writer community has enabled me to better meet the needs of many clients. I firmly believe there is no single best path to publication. It’s a highly individual choice, but one that should be an informed choice.

 

Author and Adventurer

Truth really is stranger than fiction, and it’s a long damn story. I grew up in the eccentric North Idaho mining town of Wallace. Mine is a resilient soul forged by a mother’s mental illness and tempered by a spouse’s abandonment. I avoid a life of quiet desperation by bucking the status quo.

My personal writing explores themes of personal upheaval and wanderlust. I’m currently submitting articles and stories to magazines and literary journals. I am also blogging a book on GoFundMe titled The Abandoned Boob Chronicles about my breast cancer journey.  Please consider exploring my list of publications.

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2016 Idaho Author Awards Judge, Nonfiction

I actively participate in the following professional organizations (read more here):

  • Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)
  • Idaho Editors and Writers Association (IEWA)
  • Idaho Writers Guild (IWG)
  • Nonfiction Authors Association (NFAA)
  • Pacific Northwest Writers Association (PNWA)

Feel free to explore my LinkedIn Profile for more information on my professional experience and client recommendations, or visit the client testimonial page to see what others are saying about my work.

Please share responsibly. Jeri Walker, 2017.