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Cut out Lynda CropLYNDA McDANIEL

Lynda McDaniel, award-winning author and writer, brings more than 25 years of writing, and teaching to her coaching.

Lynda has written 1,200+ feature articles for major publications, and she is the author of a dozen books, including her award-winning Words at Work: Powerful business writing delivers increased sales, improved results, and even a promotion or two (which took top honors from the National Best Books Awards). Whether she’s coaching or training, Lynda draws on personal experiences from her 25+ year career to help others increase their confidence and catapult their creativity. Her latest book, How Not to Sound Stupid at Work launches in August 2014.

Writing and book coaching
About seven years ago, Lynda began teaching and speaking about writing and found she loves getting people fired up about writing. In 2009, she founded the Association for Creative Business Writing. Since then, she’s helped hundreds of executives and staff write more effectively and start/finish/publish their books. Her clients and students hail from organizations such as Microsoft, Visa, The Boeing Company, Del Monte, T-Mobile, Columbia Books, Key Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, City of Seattle, YMCA, American Society of Training and Development, Acclaro Inc., InVision, U.S. Small Business Administration, University of Washington, University of Puget Sound, Stanford University, First Choice Health, American Society of Safety Engineers, and American Society of Women Accountants.

Writing credits
Lynda’s long career as a journalist includes feature articles for magazines and newspapers such as Southern Living, Country Living, Yoga Journal, Law & Politics, Associations Now, American Cinematographer, AmericanStyle, NICHE, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Charlotte Observer, Seattle Post-Intelligencer,,, and She has written for associations and organizations such as American Society of Assn. Executives (ASAE), New York Medical College, American Chiropractic Assn. (ACA), International Assn. of Business Communicators (IABC), and the National Restaurant Assn. (NRA).



Virginia McCullough has enjoyed a long career as writer, ghostwriter, and book writing coach. Virginia’s most recent book (from her list of 12 coauthored nonfiction books) is The Oxygen Revolution (Hatherleigh, updated edition 2012), coauthored with Paul Harch, M.D., a pioneer in the field of hyperbaric medicine. She broke into conventional and independent book publishing with two coauthored books, TMJ Syndrome: The Overlooked Diagnosis, (Congdon & Weed) with A. Richard Goldman, DDS and Touch: A Personal Workbook, with Greg Risberg, MSW. As a ghostwriter, Virginia has written eleven books for neurologist and smell and taste specialist, Alan R. Hirsch, M.D., including What Flavor is Your PersonalityScentsational Sex, and How to Tell if Your Teenager is Lying.

Over the last three decades, Virginia has written or “rewritten” well over 100 books—and edited many more—for doctors, therapists, business owners and leaders, professional speakers, and other individuals with compelling stories to tell. Her clients have signed contracts with McGraw Hill, Warner Books, Simon Schuster, Sourcebooks, and other  major publishers and have appeared on “Oprah,” “The Today Show,” 20-20,” Dateline, and programming on the Discovery Channel, TLC, CNN, and MSNBC and NPR, and more.

A seasoned presenter, Virginia has taught live and virtual workshops on writing and publishing books and the keys to producing stand-out book proposals. She’s also a long-time member of the Authors Guild and other professional organizations.


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