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•    Panel discussion member, “The Marathon of Chapter Presidency,” 42nd Annual Society for Technical Communication International Conference; Washington, DC

•    Presenter, “Publishing on the Internet,” A presentation to the medical staff of Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation; New Orleans, LA

•    Presenter, “Processes and Procedures,” Short Course for Managing Editors; 41st Annual Council of Science Editors International Conference; Salt Lake City, UT

•    Presenter, “What Works with Instructions, Forms, and Checklists?” 41st Annual Council of Science Editors International Conference; Salt Lake City, UT

•    Presenter/Book Signing, “Driving Safety,” Monthly meeting of the Horseless Carriage Club automotive group; New Orleans, LA

•    Presenter/Book Signing, “Using Digital Technology to Publish Books,” Octavia Books; New Orleans, LA

•    Presenter, “Self-Publishing Quickly and Affordably,” Society for Technical Communication Region 5 Conference; Houston, TX. For this particular session, see page 4 of the program. You can also view the abstract for this conference presentation.

•    Presenter, “Print on Demand—Strategies for Short Press Runs of Seminar Materials to Full-Length Books,” Society for Technical Communication Region 5 Conference; Oklahoma City, OK. For this particular session, see the conference program. You can also view the abstract and the schedule of sessions for this conference presentation.

•    Presenter, “Cookbook Publishing,” Whole Foods Market. New Orleans newest Whole Foods Market on Magazine Street hosted a lecture by Mr. Smith on the topic of publishing your cookbook. Printing and binding issues and rights and permissions for previously published recipes also were addressed, and the independently published cookbook, Angelina’s Favorite Recipes, was displayed with the speaker’s own Publishing for Small Press Runs. See photographs (1, 2) of the display, compliments of Whole Foods Market Marketing Director Kristina Bradford.

•    Presenter, “Contractor Employment—A Comparison of Government vs. Private Sector Cost Plus vs. Fixed Price Contract Environments and What It Means to the Employee,” Society for Technical Communication Region 5 Conference; Austin, TX. You can also view the abstract for this conference presentation.

    Panel discussion member, “Self Publishing: Victory or Vanity?” Jubilee Jambalaya Writers’ Conference, part of the Festival of the Arts and Humanities; Houma, LA

    1-Hour Lecture Series: “Gainful Employment—A Primer for Resume Writing, Job Hunting, and Effective Interviewing.” Louisiana Department of Labor Employment Office; New Orleans, LA

    1-Hour Lecture Series: Presenter of “Book Publishing Quickly and Affordably,” Indonique

    Reading and Signing, Margarita Bergen’s Literary Salon

•    Keynote speaker in celebration of the proclamation for the first annual Film and Video Industry Awareness Month for the State of Louisiana

    Panel discussion member, “Digging for the Facts: Writing Nonfiction?” Jubilee Jambalaya Writers’ Conference, part of the Festival of the Arts and Humanities; Houma, LA. See pictures from this event: 1, 2.

•    Presenter, “From Magazine Article to Full-Length Book,” Associated Collegiate Press, National College Media Convention; New Orleans, LA (Canceled by ACP due to Hurricane Katrina.)

•    Presenter, "Publishing for Short Print Runs," Society for Technical Communication, Memphis Chapter; Memphis, TN (Canceled due to relocation to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.)

•    Presenter, Working in the Film Industry, lecture to Veleka Gray's acting class; Metairie, LA

•    Presenter, Writing for Magazines, Bayou Writers Group; Lake Charles, LA

•    Panel discussion organizer and moderator, "Film Louisiana," Vampire Film Festival, New Orleans, LA