Speaking

lynya.02 From Las Vegas to New Orleans to Washington, DC, I have given presentations, moderated events and sat on panels for crowds of all sizes. Organizations I have appeared at events for include the National Medical Association, City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, Royal Caribbean, The Massachusetts Conference for Women, The March of Dimes, The Essence Music Festival, The National Association of Black Journalists and more. Here’s what a few of the people I’ve worked with have to say me:

“From the moment Lynya walked into my classroom, my NYU journalism undergrads were captivated. Lynya is engaging, smart and delivered a lecture that was on-point and full of real-world experience that will be invaluable to students as they embark on their journalism careers. She has an inimitable way of explaining complex topics with the utmost of clarity. I’d love for her to guest lecture at each and every one of my classes.”
—Lambeth Hochwald, adjunct professor of journalism, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University

“Lynya has been a warm, tough and savvy presence at our Freelancing Workshop every year since the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism opened in 2006. She reviews our students’ pitches and offers spot-on advice to make them better, as well as suggestions for where to market the work. The students love and trust her. As an added bonus, she has a great laugh!”
—Ellen Walterscheid, Original Career Services Director, City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism

“For the past five years I’ve organized editor panels for several national writers’ organizations, always aiming to assemble a mix of top health and science editors. In March, Lynya generously agreed to join two editor events I worked on at the annual meeting of the Association of Health Care Journalists and I’m so glad she did. Her lively and information-packed presentation guided writers well beyond the mechanics of breaking into Family Circle—or any publication. Participants told me afterwards that Lynya was helpful, enthusiastic and able to put writers at ease—qualities that freelancers cherish in editors.”
—Jeanne Erdmann, health and science journalist

“Lynya was a great addition to the panel I moderated on health and medical writing at the ASJA Annual Writers Conference. With experience as both a writer and an editor, she offered practical tips for writers who want to break into new markets and build lasting working relationships. We’ve had excellent audience feedback about her presentation.”
—Emily Paulson, freelance writer

Comments are closed.