Teaching & Speaking

Allena presents to local and national conferences, classes and meetings, copywriting grand rapidsproviding lectures, training and courses that are approachable, engaging and interesting. Call to schedule your date.


Teaching/Lecture Experience

  • Michigan State University, Teaching Assistant, Writing 150
  • Lansing Community College, Adjunct Faculty
  • US Department of Education, Upward Bound, MSU, Instructor, Composition & Literature (10th, 11th, 12th grade)
  • Midwest Society for the Study of Literature seminar presentation, Nonfiction Essays
  • Writing at the Ledges, guest speaker, “Breaking Into Freelance Writing and Editing”
  • Boomers & Beyond Recharge, guest speaker, “Using Social Networking”
  • Entrepreneur Conference, guest speaker, “Social Media,” and “Forming Your Home Business LLC”
  • Women on Writing: developed, wrote and taught online writing classes “How to Become a PAID Book Reviewer” and “Writing for Social Justice” (three cohorts over the course of two years)


Typical Speaking Engagement Topics

  • Writing for social justice
  • Storytelling for grant writing
  • Blogging for writers
  • Get started freelance writing in 3 steps
  • Your writing as a business
  • Writing for the web
  • How to make money reading
  • Intro to editing and proofreading for cash
  • Social media for writers


More about teaching and speaking skills can be found here.

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