Brighton Chamber member Ruth E. Thaler-Carter received a 2015 Big Pencil Award from Rochester's Writers and Books literary center in November as a "teacher of adults who has inspired the creation and appreciation of literature" and someone who has "contributed significantly in the advancement, creation, and understanding of literature in the Rochester community."
According to Writers and Books' education director Al Abonado, "Good grammar, editing, proofreading: these are practices that we often take for granted, but are also a necessary part to crafting our stories. For years, Ruth Thaler-Carter has been the generous, guiding hand that has helped individuals develop these habits. The breadth of her knowledge is not just limited to the foundations of language. Ruth understands that the landscape for writers has changed dramatically over the years, and for the uninitiated, entering the world of publishing and promotion for the first time can be intimidating. Ruth has given writers the tools they need to succeed, and does so in a way that is clear and accessible. Students frequently praise her knowledge and thoroughness. At the recent self-publishing fair, one could see the number of students influenced by Ruth's classes. She has been an important part of the writing community, providing essential services to so many people, and I am thrilled to be able to recognize all of Ruth's contributions to our students."
Ruth E. Thaler-Carter, Freelance Writer/Editor
"I can write about anything!"®
Ruth@writerruth.com * www.writerruth.com * Twitter: @WriterRuth
Author/Publisher, "Get Paid to Write! Getting Started as a Freelance Writer"
2015 Writers & Books Big Pencil Award recipient
Owner, Communication Central * www.communication-central.com
Host of the annual Be a Better Freelancer™ conference