Professional profile – Ruth E. Thaler-Carter

Ruth E. Thaler-Carter, Freelance Writer/Editor (


Going on 30 years of experience in writing, editing, proofreading, desktop publishing, speaking/training and more on a wide range of topics, professions and industries; for magazines, newsletters, newspapers, websites, non- and for-profit organizations. “I can write about anything!”™ Active networker. Details at:


APEX – feature writing
EFfie (Editor’s Forum) – feature writing,newsletter editing
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)/DC – feature writing; Communicator of the Year
Washington (now American) Independent Writers (W/AIW) – Philip M. Stern Award – for service to freelancers
IABC/Baltimore – feature writing
IABC/District 3 – feature writing

Professional affiliations

NAIWE (Member of the Month; webinar presenter)

American Society of Copy Editors (ACES; conference workshop presenter on freelancing, editing & proofreading, websites; newsletter contributor)

American Independent Writers (former newsletter editor)

Association for Women in Communications (Rochester, NY, chapter president and newsletter editor)

Brighton Schools Alumni Association (BSAA; media contact, co-webmaster)

Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA; Rochester, NY, chapter coordinator; national newsletter editor; workshop presenter; 2005 conference coordinator)

Encampment for Citizenship Alumni Association (past communications chair, webmaster)

Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists (GSLABJ; webmaster; past high-school workshop committee member)

IABC (past member – St. Louis, DC, Baltimore chapters; past international conference and committee member, onsite newsletter editor; past international magazine feature writer; 2010 Heritage Region conference speaker)

Society for Technical Communication (STC; “Freelance Basics” blogger, webinar and workshop presenter on freelancing, editing & proofreading, websites)


MA studies, Journalism (Ford Fellow), University of Missouri-Columbia

BA, Comparative Literature/General Studies, University of Missouri-St. Louis

BA studies, Comparative Literature, Indiana University-Bloomington

Regents diploma, Brighton High School, Rochester, NY; AP English, French

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