Laura Byrne Paquet has an extensive portfolio. She edits both fiction and non-fiction and has written for more than 80 magazines and newspapers in Canada, the U.S. and Europe, including National Geographic Traveler, Islands, enRoute, Chatelaine and The Ottawa Citizen. She has written or co-authored 12 books and novellas, her most recent being Wanderlust: A SocialHistory of Travel (Goose Lane Editions). Laura is past president of the Travel Media Association of Canada.
“Finding out what makes people, places and processes tick is my specialty,” says Laura, “whether that involves delving into the history of Avon ladies, writing about Canada’s largest coffee pot or flinging myself off a B.C. mountaintop (the latter because a friend dared me to try paragliding”). Visit Laura’s website at http://www.laurabyrnepaquet.com for more information on her professional activities and personal interests.
Fact Checking is a new half-day seminar offered on Thursday, February 5, 2015. Laura will help participants develop this important editing skill that prevents mistakes, avoids loss of money,avoids lawsuits, and establishes client/author credibility. She will share her wealth of knowledge and equip you with the skills to perform the job effectively. Registration for this three-hour morning workshop will close on February 2, 2015.