Diane Faulkner is a writer, editor, and radio host. First published in 1995, Diane has gone on to write for numerous trade journals, consumer magazines, corporations, and other outlets. She ghostwrites, proofreads, and edits books, is a subject matter expert for business, human resources, industrial and organizational development, psychology and mental health, grammar and all-things-publishing, as well as other content. She is a featured speaker at national and international conferences for both publishing and business. She is also a writing coach, has been a radio host since 1982 and can currently be heard on her local National Public Radio affiliate station, 89.9 FM WJCT. There have also been a few newspaper gigs and some radio ad writing along the way.
She has taught online writing courses for CoffeehouseForWriters.com and has become a popular presenter at writing and business conferences across the country such as the American Society of Journalists and Authors' and Credit Union National Association's national conferences. The subject matter has been everything from editing to labor law.
Please, browse the site to learn a bit about her as well as see Diane's resume and a smattering of work samples, Check out the Blogs page to access the tongue-in-cheek Crabby Copy Editor blog on the state of our American language as well as the more serious blog, Work Matters!, to understand how to make labor laws work for you regardless your position.
Before her freelance career, she was vice president of human resources at Coastline Federal Credit Union. She has worked in labor, finance, architectural/engineering/design/construction, manufacturing, government, telecommunications arenas, as well as fashion, both in front of and behind the camera.
Diane earned her degree from Michigan State University where she studied clinical and industrial and organizational psychology. She is a certified mental health counselor and is an expert in traumatic stress and critical incident debriefing. Her years as a senior executive in human resources and human resources consultant allow her to serve as an expert in all things HR. Her avocation as a domestic and wild animal rescuer and rehabilitator has made her an expert source for animal issues.
In her ever-decreasing free time, aside from the time she spends reading great books, Diane enjoys playing golf with her better half of nearly twenty-four years, Andrew. On and off the course, he makes her think, laugh, and challenges her to be a better person every single day.
Diane currently lives in Florida where she submits to the domination of her main kitties, Star and Patrick, as well as to her colony of ferals.