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About Debra Englander

Debra W. Englander is a writer, editor and book coach based in New York. She has written for numerous publications and managed a business book program for John Wiley. She writes “The Savvy Self-Publisher” column for Poets & Writers. Follower her on Twitter @DebraEnglander.
Latest Posts | By Debra Englander
5 Good Reasons to Work at Home in Retirement: Yes, You Can Be Productive in Your Pajamas!
2 months ago

5 Good Reasons to Work at Home in Retirement: Yes, You Can Be Productive in Your Pajamas!

Some positions require you to work at an office, hold meetings or have face-to-face interactions with clients and colleagues – and these may not be as effective when done virtually. Read More

5 Annoying Situations for Freelancers and Small Business Owners and How to Respond to Them
4 months ago

5 Annoying Situations for Freelancers and Small Business Owners and How to Respond to Them

Along with the benefits of being a freelancer, or running your own small business, come some aggravating problems. These hassles will occasionally occur, so you should be ready for them. Here are my solutions to the most common issues. Read More

How to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone in 5 Easy Steps
5 months ago

How to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone in 5 Easy Steps

I hate to admit it but I’m a creature of habit. Year-round, I follow the same routine: I’m up early to go to the gym for a workout, or I head outdoors for a long run. Then most of my days are spent at the computer editing or talking with clients on the phone. Read More

The Impact and Power of Random Acts of Kindness
7 months ago

The Impact and Power of Random Acts of Kindness

Students at Carmel High School in Indiana recently carried out a day of “random acts of kindness.” One class wrote and posted more than 5,000 uplifting and positive messages on student lockers. Read More

3 Things I’m Grateful for and 3 Things I’m Grumbling About
9 months ago

3 Things I’m Grateful for and 3 Things I’m Grumbling About

It’s that time of the year when many of us are making lists. Sometimes, we’re enumerating things to do, while other lists may include loftier goals for the coming year or names of people or events we appreciate. Read More

How Much Parenting of Adult Children Is Too Much?
1 year ago

How Much Parenting of Adult Children Is Too Much?

By  •  Family

“How’s everything?” I innocently asked someone whom I hadn’t seen in a long time. She immediately said everything was fine. She added that one child was entering high school and the other starting his senior year in high school so things were stressful. Read More

After 60, You Can’t Do Everything That You Used to Do… and That’s Ok
1 year ago

After 60, You Can’t Do Everything That You Used to Do… and That’s Ok

I’ve been a runner for more than forty years – ever since taking a jogging class as part of a gym requirement in college. It’s a real passion of mine. For a long time, I ran races and participated in marathons. More recently, I built up to long runs in the spring and summer. Read More

How to Self-Publish a Book at Any Age: First, Avoid These 5 Mistakes!
1 year ago

How to Self-Publish a Book at Any Age: First, Avoid These 5 Mistakes!

Working with first-time authors to complete and publish their work is incredibly rewarding. Helping people nurture and develop a concept, research a subject or share a personal story is exciting for both the author and me, in my role as coach and book shepherd. Read More

Is “Retirement” an Offensive Word?
2 years ago

Is “Retirement” an Offensive Word?

The average retirement age in the U.S. is 63. The current life expectancy is 76.3 years for men and 81.2 years for women. Read More

10 Questions to Ask Before You Start Writing a Book
2 years ago

10 Questions to Ask Before You Start Writing a Book

These days there are many options if you’re hoping to publish your book. You can do it yourself using Amazon CreateSpace.com or IngramSpark.com. You write your book, format it and upload files to the website.

Voilà! You are a published author. However, there’s much more involved in successfully publishing, especially if you want to attract readers and get publicity. Read More

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