July 1st, 2016
As more subject matter experts find themselves in the role of facilitator, there is increasing demand to prepare and support these experts. Facilitation Skills Training provides an overview of the facilitator’s role; a step-by-step guide for facilitation; and an array of facilitation tips, tools, and techniques. Part of the ASTD TRAINER’S WORKSHOP series—ASTD’s done all the work for you with complete, customizable, ready-to-use programs. Titles offer ½-day, one-day, and two-day workshop formats, as well as all the exercises, handouts, assessments, structured experiences, and presentations needed for effective delivery. PowerPoint slides and electronic copies of all supporting materials are provided online.
April Michelle worked with the publisher to prepare the index for this manuscript within the allotted three weeks using the guidelines in the Chicago Manual of Style.
June 1st, 2016
Become an exceptional manager; learn to motivate employees, communicate expectations effectively, and build great work teams. 10 Steps to Be A Successful Manager is a primer for on the job management excellence. Regardless of your years of experience, it provides a simple, straight-forward 10-step model to align your management practices for improved results and communications. Build great work teams and ensure that your staff clearly understands performance expectations and standards for success.
April Michelle wrote the index for this 125-page book in two weeks. She provided the client with a letter-by-letter index in an RTF format, ready to be added to the manuscript.
May 1st, 2016
Three former western Soviet republics–Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova–now find themselves torn between the European Union and the increasingly assertive Russia. This volume, Europe’s Last Frontier?, examines the foreign and domestic policies of these states with an eye to the lasting legacy of Russian domination and the growing attraction of Europe.
April Michelle edited this volume to prepare it for publication. She worked with her client to satisfy the publisher’s requests and ensure its consistency.
April 1st, 2016
True work satisfaction is attainable, and not just for the lucky few who seem to “have it all.” Contentment comes from within you. You are in charge of assessing and viewing your life, career, or circumstances in a way that will create a contented state of mind. And fortunately, with Career Contentment, you have a roadmap to help you get there.
Learn to recognize and leverage the “feel good” elements of your work, and retrain your mind and emotions to reach a confident, relaxed, contented state of mind. Even during tumultuous times, you’ll have the ability to rise above the moment, endure, and thrive.
April Michelle indexed this 300-page book in three weeks and provided the publishing client with a complimentary light edit of the book.
March 1st, 2016
In the business world, the ability to write well is a basic necessity. In many respects, you are what you write because your coworkers, clients, vendors, and other associates may encounter you most often in the form of your written words.
Whether you are a seasoned CEO or someone who struggled with high school English, you can propel your writing ability to a higher level with just 10 easy steps. Each chapter offers a variety of specific examples and plenty of practical pointers you can use immediately. No matter what level of writing proficiency you currently have, 10 Steps to Successful Business Writing can help you grow and improve.
Immediately after Thanksgiving and right before the winter holidays, April Michelle wrote and edited the index for this book. At the end of the two weeks, she provided a publishable index, along with some minor edits she noticed while examining the text for topics to include in the index.
February 1st, 2016
Succession Planning Basics will equip you with the background and implementation tools to devise and execute a forward-thinking succession planning program. It will guide you through creating a workforce profile and conducting analysis, building individual job profiles, and implementing an employee development strategy.
In three weeks, April Michelle wrote and edited the index for this book, which educates high-level executives in preparing for the next generation. In regularly working with this client, the client-freelancer relationship was solidified, expanding her contacts to several people within the client company.
January 1st, 2016
Achievers–the masters, innovators, and great ones–do not owe their success to luck, birth, or environment. Rather, great achievers throughout history–from Michelangelo to Einstein, Madame Curie to Bill Gates, Colonel Sanders to General Eisenhower–all have characteristics that the authors have distilled into actions for extraordinary success in any field. In the process, some old notions are put to rest, including that innovators must be risk takers and that great ideas just happen. Leadership Lessons ranges from the importance of preparing for success (acquiring expertise) to endurance against obstacles and recognizing and then seizing opportunities. None of it is easy, they say, but the rewards can be substantial. This fascinating book will be especially helpful for senior executives, ambitious managers, and entrepreneurs; many will find the clarity of its prose and sometimes surprising relevance of the examples and keys inspirational.
April Michelle Davis was hired by the publisher to write the index for this book. Having written numerous indexes for this publisher, April Michelle knew the terminology that the readers would expect and look for in the index for this genre.
December 31st, 2015
Trainers are always on the lookout for a quick, easy-to-use guide to help them through the process of designing, producing, implementing, delivering, and evaluating training programs. Training Design & Delivery is intended to be that simple, single-source guide for every trainer, training manager, and even the occasional trainer. Author Geri McArdle provides an easy-to-understand 20-step training system model, along with dozens of useful standard forms and client memorandums, step-by-step methodology checklists, and other job aids. It features a comprehensive trainer’s toolkit that provides tips and techniques on subjects ranging from internal consulting to course construction, to games and retention exercises. After reading this book you will be able to answer the three most critical questions facing any training professional: What content should be included? How should the material be taught and delivered? How can you ensure that the training is working?
April Michelle worked with the author to developmental edit this manuscript. Together, they reorganized chapters and sections within the chapters. Once this was completed, April Michelle copyedited the manuscript, preparing it for the publisher.
November 1st, 2015
Create a dynamic strategic plan, central to your organizations ability to make critical business decisions, with this step-by-step walk through the strategic planning process. 10 Steps to Successful Strategic Planning offers a simple 10-step process to assessing your priorities, organizing your goals, and getting your organization on the path to planned success. Loaded with worksheets, exercises, tips, tools, checklists, and other easy-to-use and interactive learning aids, this title guides you through the entire strategic planning process.
April Michelle Davis indexed this 200+-page book in two weeks. In addition, she provided light proofreading for errors she noticed while indexing the book.
October 1st, 2015
Is your website in violation of copyright laws? Do you know how you can keep others from copying your creative products? What effect has the rapid proliferation of communications—from the Internet to iPods—had on copyright law? In Staying Legal, a book and companion CD-ROM, Francine Ward answers all the important questions—from the time limits of copyrights to the rights and limitations of a copyright holder. The CD-ROM includes pointers for filling out U.S. Government forms. Business owners, authors, HR professionals, and everyone who produces creative material for any medium will find this box set helpful.
In 7 days, April Michelle Davis wrote and edited the index for this step-by-step book. Even though this was an extremely short amount of time for this project, because the manuscript was well written and well edited, writing the index was not as difficult as it could have been.