My name is C.K.Gurin. I am a professional editor, author of eight books, co-author of six others, and a resident of Florida. A native of Miami, I attended Miami Dade College.

Professional History: Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker and former appraiser of multi-million dollar residential properties. and former partner in Everglades Land & Development, and a Vice President with The Morello Companies, luxury real estate.

When my husband accepted the position as managing director of a large multinational holding company, we moved to Europe for several years. Upon our return to Florida, we invented, patented, and manufactured several products, including wired, mobile, lift-enabled computer furnishings entitled The Office™ and The Learning Station™, both of which received international recognition and sequentially took Grand Prize at NeoCon, the World's Trade Fair for Interior Design, Facilities Management & Communications, two years in a row.

MARKETING EXPERTISE: I enjoy a reasonably respectable IQ, writing is my passion, and I'm considered adept enough at marketing to have been featured in the Miami Herald, Wall Street Journal, and an assortment of other publications.

LITERACY ACTIVISM: Active volunteer with the popular 501 (C)(3) non-profit Bedtime-Story Literacy Project, lauded by MSNBC, the BBC, MIT's Invention Dimension, and a Readers Digest featured site. Some of my own writings have appeared in the nationally distributed textbooks of several educational publishers (Macmillan, Scholastic, etc.) Additionally, one of my better-known short stories has been particularly popular with children and featured in a top 10 list of recommended stories for parents to read to their children. It’s admittedly flattering to find one's own works mentioned in the same breath as such renowned children’s literature luminaries as Dr. Spock, Margaret Wise Brown, Shel Silverstein, and Maurice Sendak.

ADDITIONAL BUSINESS ACTIVITY: I owned and operated a small, well-regarded Estate Jewelry boutique in Stuart, Florida for fifteen years.

When I closed the estate jewelry business, I shifted my focus to writing and editing professionally full time, broadening my client base and working on virtually every kind of book.

WRITING SKILLS: I have edited hundreds of stories in multiple genres for all age groups and audiences. I have also ghostwritten a number of books for clients.



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