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Valerie Haynes Perry

Valerie Haynes Perry - Editor

Oakland, CA, United States

Indexer, content editor, and innovative author.


Indexing nonfiction titles
Content editing nonfiction and fiction
Writing fiction and nonfiction (three novels; one collection of short stories; three innovative references about writing). Current title: Write the Book You Want--Be Your Own Coach (Balboa Press, 2016)

English (US)
African American fiction Literature Women's Fiction
Computers & Internet Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Education & Reference Health & wellbeing Publishing Self-help & Self-improvement Technology


  • MA in Spanish
  • Amherst Writers & Artists Leadership
  • Community College Teaching Credential in Spanish


  • USA Book News Best Fiction

Work experience


The Word Process

March, 1997 – Present (over 19 years)

Providing writing-related resources (indexing, content editing, and motivational writing)
Leading Motivational Writing Circles

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