Steps for Effective Writing

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The Link between Effective Writing and Vocation A vocation is a calling. It is profound, it is exciting, and it is dynamic. It gives freedom, and it is fun. Dr. Williams, as an educator, shows her freedom. She is not a slave to a book, or to a syllabus. She is disciplined, organized and free to truly teach. Has there been a time when you would sit down to write a letter and you felt discouraged? You just couldn't express yourself. Did you need to write a report or a memo and find yourself erasing it, scratching things out or hitting the delete button over and over? Many of us suffer this writing dilemma because we have had a bad education-schools were not up to par. Supervisors may have been too critical, busy and demanding, or burdened by their own responsibilities and lack of encouragement; which lead to our own writing hesitancy, fear and even skittishness. Then there's another story-"I'm too busy." There is denial of writing competence and resistance to change. In this new book Steps for Effective Writing, Dr. Catherine Williams, encourages you to write effectively. She helps you to get your ideas from "head to paper." She believes that life is a series of steps, and in Steps for Effective Writing, you will learn how to write clearly, concisely and correctly. Your writings will be coherent and complete. You will learn what "mapping" does, and how outlining shapes your written work. There are other valuable tips, tricks and tools in this book. The thing that I like about Steps for Effective Writing is that it inspires you to believe in yourself and in your work. This is because, Dr. Cathy, as she is affectionately called, is a child of the King and her book is a mandated product of her relationship with Him. Therefore, her life as a vocation is dynamic, exciting, passionate and disciplined. She and her students have fun while learning and, you too, will experience Steps for Effective Writing in a similar way. While doing so, you will become an effective writer in

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Dr. Catherine Williams is an educator, author and entrepreneur whose diverse training and experience have prepared her to meet ongoing challenges as well as launch new ventures. Through her years of consulting and teaching in both the public and private sectors she has developed expertise in a wide range of disciplines, including grant and proposal writing, program development, staff development and fundraising, to name but a few. Most importantly, Dr. Williams is ready, willing and supremely able to share that expertise with clients and students. Dr. Williams holds a doctorate in public administration from the University of Georgia, as well as two master's degrees: a master of science in urban administration from Georgia State University, and a master of divinity from Virginia Union University School of Theology. She also holds a bachelor of arts in French from Norfolk State University. As a private consultant Dr. Williams teaches courses and conducts seminars and workshops tailored to meet each client's individual needs. In the past, she has worked with such diverse clients as the Atlanta Housing Authority, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs and the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. In addition, as a professor of public administration, business and English at Strayer University, Dr. Williams has taught in a variety of areas, including business, human resources management and organizational behavior. Also at Strayer University, she developed the Center for Writing, Speaking and Academic Excellence. In her work with the Graduate School of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Dr. Williams has taught such courses as Technical and Report Writing and Clear Writing Through Critical Thinking. In her overseas experiences Dr. Williams has provided writing workshops in Kabul, Afghanistan, worked as a guest lecturer at the University of Conakry in Guinea, West Africa, and earlier as a professor of public administration at Golden Gate University in Guantanam

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