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Peter Bowerman

peter bowerman

Peter Bowerman is the author of The Well-Fed Writer , how-to “standards” in the lucrative field of commercial freelancing – writing for businesses, large and small.

In 1993, after a 15-year career in sales and marketing, Bowerman turned his sights to freelance commercial writing. With no industry experience, no previous paid writing experience and no writing background, he built a commercial freelancing business in Atlanta, Georgia from fantasy to full-time in less than four months.

His corporate client list has included Coca-Cola, IBM, Holiday Inn, DuPont, American Express, Mercedes-Benz, The Discovery Channel and many others.

He has published over 250 articles and editorials, leads seminars on writing and is a professional coach on both commercial freelancing business start-up and self-publishing.

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Jesse Blackadder


Jesse Blackadder is a freelance writer based in Byron Bay. Her novel After the Party , set in Byron Bay and dealing with life, love, fate and cane toads, was published by Hardie Grant Books in 2005.
Her web site is at


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Sherryl Clark

Sheryl Clarke

Sherryl Clark first ran classes and seminars on self-publishing in the 1990s, before the Docutech and digital technology became widely available in Australia. She believes the advances in computers and print-on-demand are amazing opportunities for self-publishers - but she sticks by her definition of "successful" - that you sell every copy you print. Whether that's 50 or 5000.

Although Sherryl has had 29 books commercially published, she continues to self-publish Poetrix magazine with Western Women Writers and will be teaching Small Press Publishing at Victoria University TAFE in 2007. And many of her past self-publishing students have continued to publish local and family histories, poetry, autobiographies and children's books.
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Nigel Gray


Nigel Gray is an internationally-acclaimed Irish-born West Australian author. Some sixty of his more than seventy books have been for children. His work has been published in twenty-six countries and twenty-four languages.

His books have won awards and honours in Holland, Germany, France, the UK, the USA and Australia. He is a past winner of the Dickens' Fellowship Award, and the Irish Post Award for literature. He has taught numerous writing workshops in schools, colleges, universi ties, libraries, arts centres, writer's centres, centres for the unemployed, and prisons.

Nigel has recently published through Self Publish Australia

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Helen Ross


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