Dorothea Helms

Owner: Write Stuff Writing Services, The Writing Fairy®

Education

“Becoming a Story Editor” course taught by Sherry Coman. June – August 2012

CCWWP Conference, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario, May 11-13, 2012 (attended several workshops).

Inkslingers’ Pat Schneider Retreat, Roches Point, Ontario, April 22-27, 2012.

A Novel Approach 2010 – year-long course offered by James Dewar and Susan Lynn Reynolds.

Ontario Writers’ Conference Spring 2010 – attended workshop on writing by Susanna Kearsley.

Ontario Writers’ Conference Spring 2008 – attended workshops on humour writing by Larry Horowitz and on query letter-writing by Ken McGoogan.

Trent University (Oshawa Campus), Creative Writing – completed one credit 2006-2007.

“How to Get Published and Survive as an Author” workshop by the Canadian Writers’ Union, Toronto, February 27, 2007

Creative Writing Workshop with Barry Dempster, The Writers’ Circle of Durham Region, February 17, 2007

Humber School of Comedy Summer Workshop, July 9 to 15, 2005. Writing stream.

Periodical Writers Association of Canada AGM and Conference, Hamilton, Ontario, May 28, 2005 – attended four workshops: The Personal Essay by Moira Dann, editor of The Globe and Mail Facts & Arguments and Lives Lived; Ad Writing by Steve Slaunwhite; Freelance Writing by Ann Douglas; and Non-Fiction Book Writing by Ann Douglas.

The Writers’ Circle of Durham Region – Reading Writing By Acting It workshop. February 19, 2005

Editors’ Association of Canada – Fiction: The Editing Process Workshop, February 12, 2005

The Writers’ Circle of Durham Region – Poetry Boot Camp workshop, February 21, 1004

The Writers’ Circle of Durham Region – Dialogue Workshop by Ruth Walker, Fall 2004.

Humber College – The Humber School for Writers Summer Session July 20 – 26, 2003 Mentor: Kim Moritsugu

The Writers’ Circle of Durham Region – I Do Different Voices poetry workshop, November 16, 2002

Amherst Writers & Artists – Leading Writing Workshops Certification from Pat Schneider, November 1 – 4, 2002

The Writers’ Circle of Durham Region Writing Non-Fiction with a Fiction Flair workshop, October 5, 2002

Humber College – The Humber School for Writers Correspondence Course January – August 2002. Novel in progress. Mentor Robyn Davidson.

Durham College – Adult Learning, online course May through August, 2002

Editors’ Association of Canada – Editing Fiction Workshop by Cynthia Good, March 23, 2002

Editors’ Association of Canada – Substantive Editing Workshop by Rosemary Shipton, April 20, 2002

The Writers’ Circle of Durham Region Workshop – The Freelance Pitch workshop by D’Arcy Jenish, November 17, 2001

The Writers’ Circle of Durham Region – Ready, Set Byline… workshop by Gabrielle Bauer, April 28, 2001

Introduction to Proofreading, Editors’ Association of Canada, March 17, 2001

Writers’ Circle of Durham Region Workshop – Tax Tips for Writers, March 18, 2000

Anne Lamott workshop, The Learning Annex, November 14, 1999

The Writers’ Circle of Durham Region – The ‘Zine Scene magazine writing workshop by Gabrielle Bauer, May 29, 1999

Writers’ Circle of Durham Region – Unleashing the Writer Within workshop by Susan Lynn Reynolds, May 1, 1999

Participative Training Techniques, Ontario Agriculture Training Institute, March, 1999

Women and Rural Economic Development Trainers’ Forum, January 16 – 17, 1998, Stratford, Ontario

The Writers’ Circle of Durham Region – Set Fire to Your Poetry workshop by Steven Laird, July 5, 1997

The Writers’ Circle of Durham Region – Creative Nonfiction workshop by Gabrielle Bauer, May 17, 1997

Editors’ Association of Canada.
Seminars: Copy Editing 1, Nov. 95; Taking Up Space, Nov. 96; Rewriting, Dec. 98

Self-Employment Training For Women, 1994 Sponsored by jobsOntario and Women and Rural Economic Development, Lindsay, Ontario

Durham College: Completed Creative Writing Course in November, 1992
Completed “Getting Published” workshop in January, 1993

B.A., University of Toronto, 1987, Major: Psychology, Graduated with High Honours

Welcome

Award-winning Dorothea Helms is an internationally published writer, editor and popular writing instructor.