I do not write the article for you. I can help you put it together and cheer you on as you learn how to do it.

$500 for reviewing an outline and providing a basic critique

$1,000 for reviewing a 10 page draft and each additional time I review a new draft

$1,000 for correcting simple structural problems

I have assisted multiple professionals and graduate students to successfully publish both their research and their personal experience stories. The best way to start this process is to find a mentor that you can work with and share some of your interest and experience. Talk to them about your goal. Share with them the answers to the following:

● Your timeline

● If you plan to be the sole author or will write with others

● The possible publications you will submit your manuscript to

○ Review the author guidelines for each

○ You can find the author guidelines for any journal by searching on the “journal name” and “author guidelines”

○ Trade journals are more open to personal experience articles, if your professional goals do require an academic journal, these journals are a great place to start

○ Send a letter to the editor to offer your idea for an article and they will direct you

● You can start with a presentation in a community or preferably professional organization. Ask the people you work with for suggestions

Examples of writing for different formats

Writing for an organization website: Death Simulation

Coauthored publication impersonal experience:

He, Q., Smith-Stoner, M., Robinson, O. & Taha, A. (2013) Stranger in a Strange Land. American Nurse Today, 8(8).

Single author:

Smith-Stoner, M. Teaching Patient-Centered Care During the Silver Hour, Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. May 31, 2011

DOI: 10.3912/OJIN.Vol16No02Man06

For more information schedule a free 15 minute call with me to discuss if I am the right mentor for you. Be sure to have answers the questions above.

A year from now, you may wish you'd started today.

~ Karen Lamb