As a writer, editor, and public speaker, Ethel Lee-Mille utilizes over three decades of educational and counseling training. Ethel’s vision is to assist people so they may move through stages of life independently, confidently, and serenely.
As a writer, she does this through personal essays, how-to articles, writing seminars, and her memoir, Thinking of Miller Place: A Memoir of Summer Comfort. Her memoir is a comfort and “balm,” inviting the reader to step away from today’s often hectic pace to the idyllic comfort of lazy summers of childhood. Her personal essays are a welcome time-out for adults, and look-back pieces evoke nostalgic memories for us all.
As an editor, she offers various levels of editing services: Proofreading, copyedits, line-by-line, developmental and critique.
As much as writers may love the creative process or are able to fall into the cocoon of spinning webs of golden words and phrases, sooner or later the work must be fit for the eyes of others. The author will not be at the elbow of the reader to explain, clarify, or correct an "Oops." This is where writers need a thesaurus, a dictionary, a research tool, and an objective yet supportive aid¡X an editor. Contact Ethel for details.
The International Women's Writing Guild - AZ Regional Representative
Arizona: Society of Southwestern Authors, Arizona Authors Association; Tapestry Writers Group; Sunset Writers of Tucson
New Jersey: Scriveners - Co-founder - women's writing group in Lincoln Park;
The Write Group of Montclair; Memoir and Muffins - Founder - writing support group for memoirists; Seasonal Storytellers and Evening of Memoir - Presentations by extroverted authors who love to share their stories.
Through her business, Enhanced Life Management, her high-energy presentations and personal coaching skills have also been converted to articles. Every piece is filled with practical tips and tools for life skills success and confidence based on research, professional training, and personal anecdotes.
Twenty-eight years as an elementary educator also included parental counseling, leadership workshops, negotiation skills in and out of the school setting, conflict resolution training, and process writing.
Ethel has been happily married to a wonderful, supportive man for 23 years. She enjoys the special bond of being an identical twin, as well as spending time with her extended family. She has achieved the level of brown belt in Tae Kwon Do, plays tennis, enjoys tap, ballet and Middle Eastern dancing, reads voraciously, and meets with other women of “that certain age” to share the rich adventures that life brings after 60. She is reveling in the next phase of her writing life in Tucson Arizona.