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The Writing Life

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"Click Me" to Reach Me

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MY WORKING EXPERIENCE

(Shown from earliest to latest. Some work is concurrent with education and/or is moonlighting ~ so actual lapsed time, lol, is closer to 20 years, rather than 30 years. I was graduated from high school at age 17, to answer the several speculations I have received!)

4 years:
J. WALTER THOMPSON, ADVERTISING, New York
(Copywriter, Assistant to Director of Public Relations)

5 years:
NEWSWEEK MAGAZINE, WESTERN BUREAU, Los Angeles
(Staff Reporter, Researcher, later Stringer)

10 years:
SANTA BARBARA UNIFIED SCHOOLS
(High School & Community College
Instructor in English, Public Speaking,
and Debate)

2 years:
SANTA BARBARA LEGAL AID FOUNDATION
(Paralegal & Litigation Advocate before Administrative Law Judges)

5 years:
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,
SANTA BARBARA
(Publications Analyst; editing, rewriting, & ghost writing for academic staff to meet publish or perish demands)

3 years:
SHANNON EDITING

MY LIVING EXPERIENCE

Active in:
American Association of University Women (editor
of award-winning Newsletter);

Young Republicans (toastmistress, hostess,
and fund-raiser);

Toastmasters (first female President in the
oldest continuing Toastmasters, Club 5,
established 1910);

Coaching youngsters for public speaking competitions with Lions and Optimists;

MY LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Secondary education:
Trinity Preparatory School, Ilchester, Maryland
Immaculata High School, Chicago, Illinois

Colleges and Universities attended:
Mills College, Oakland, California
(English, Language Arts)
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
(Psychology 8-week Seminar)

B.A., UCLA, English
(also Child Development & Education)
General Secondary Credential
General Elementary Credential

M.A., UCLA, Journalism

UCSB, Post-Master's degree work towards the Ph.D. in Communications

Dissertation:
An Examination of the Instructional, Promotional, & Design Techniques of Persuasion

General Administrative
Credential in Education

Santa Barbara College of Law
(completed First Year in night school; passed Baby Bar)

Anthony Schools (Real Estate Certification)

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Advisor for school newspapers started by three of my kids, whose gene pool made itself felt.

Mother, wife, and mentor, sometime single parent, now widowed. Children are grown.

Pastimes: Sking, Horseback riding, Swimming, Tapestry work, Cooking (but not bread, cookies, or cakes) Bridge, and Serious Spades, Music (but not screaming falsettos)

More than a Pastime: Voracious reading


THE SHANNON EXPERIENCE

I lived in Santa Barbara, California, most of my adult life. I taught school there, was employed by the University there, worked on a degree there.

When my husband died, I moved to the far north of the state, to a small community just south of the Oregon border on the famous Redwood Coast. The environment here is magical. The lofty redwoods, the wild coast, the rural, leisurely pace of living, all are a diametric contrast to the sophistication of America's Riviera.

It affects one's outlook, this living in exquisite natural beauty. One wants to stay in touch with the essentials, the real, the honest and true.

My work is performed exclusively over the net; I seldom meet my clients face to face. And so, without the distractions of body language, physical appearance, vocal tones ~ the telephone notwithstanding ~ I can touch the spirit of a person.

It is that spirit which I attempt to preserve in each person's writing.

That is The Shannon Experience.

Kate Shannon


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