Introducing April Michelle Davis, NAIWE Social Media Marketing Expert

April Michelle Davis, NAIWE Social Media Marketing ExpertApril Michelle Davis is the founder of Editorial Inspirations. April Michelle draws on social media as a promotional avenue for her editorial services, as well as her classes and speaking engagements. She uses Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other forms of social media as touch points with potential clients. Because of April Michelle’s success in reaching the social media market, her book, A Guide for the Freelance Indexer, was initially promoted solely online.

April Michelle provides exceptional editing, indexing, and proofreading services to both publishers and authors. Each task is approached with a greater understanding of the various aspects of the publishing process. The intent of the author and the publisher is always kept in mind—from the first word to well beyond the end.

Based out of Richmond, Virginia, April Michelle hosts in-person and correspondence courses for editing and indexing. Google “april michelle davis” and you will find that most every result on the first page is about her, or Google “editor indexer” and the first result is April Michelle.

Sign up for April Michelle’s course, Editing 101, at to learn how to use social media to your benefit. You can learn more about April Michelle at her NAIWE site,

10 Steps to Tech-Savvy with NAIWE and Knowledgewebb

Knowledgewebb is a NAIWE Benefit PartnerWhether you’re a writer, entrepreneur, academic, or top-level editor, you need digital skills in order to succeed.

This webinar will outline 10 steps — and critical websites, social networks and gear — to help you become more tech savvy. You’ll get complete notes as well as a primer on how to manage information overload. Don’t sweat the tech! Dominate it!

This is free webinar and open to the public. Our host for this event is NAIWE’s new benefit partner, Knowledgewebb.

Register for the Webinar

Important note:  You must have pre-registered for this free session and received a confirmation message from Knowledgewebb’s office in order to participate.

Date:    Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Time:    2:00PM – 2:45PM EDT

Learn more about the webinar at the Knowlegewebb site.

Twitter for Writers: Greatest Thing Ever or Waste of Time?

Twitter…is it the Great Timewaster, or the greatest thing for writers?

Follow NAIWENews on Twitter!Maybe somewhere in the middle, but closer to the “greatest” side, says social media expert Shel Horowitz. Shel, the multiple-award-winning author of Grassroots Marketing for Authors and Publishers, Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green, and six other books, has been marketing effectively on social media all the way back to 1995. Yes, really–16 years.

Shel usually spends between 5-20 minutes a day on Twitter. Yet he has 4,510 followers (all organically acquired–no cheats or automated software) on Twitter as of 6/30/11, gets retweeted frequently, has Twitter connections with some of the top names in marketing and publishing, has been a featured guest on several high-profile TweetChats–and used Twitter to help propel his most recent book launch to reach an estimated 5 million people.

Shel Horowitz, NAIWE ExpertJoin Shel as he shows you

  • Four different types of Tweets and how best to use them
  • Three super-effective tools that will vastly increase your efficiency with social media
  • Strategies to stay active, get noticed, and still keep Twitter from taking over your life

Shel will join us for a members-only teleclass on Wednesday, July 27, at 3:30 p.m. EDT.

Members will find the call-in information in the Members-Only section of the NAIWE website. Just log in at the top of any page of the site and go to the Library. Click on “Expert Teleclasses,” and you’ll find the information you need. Remember, our expert teleclasses are always free for membersNon-members will find additional information about the teleclasses on the Member Teleclass page.

Visit Shel at