Jim Wilson

Biography

Jim Wilson, the founder of PathForeWord, is a retired publishing and communication executive who has chosen to "re-wire" rather than retire and to do so via a career encore around writing and consulting projects. His expertise covers a broad range of topics from working in electronics and computer technology in his early career, to teaching, writing, and training development in mid-career, to more than two decades of leadership responsibilities in publishing project development and communication initiatives for the Boy Scouts of America.

Jim has written extensively on performance management, nonprofit and political campaign fundraising, journalism, amateur radio, electronics technology, leadership, career development, and the job search process.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Nebraska in a farming community of 300 people. My father and grandfather ran the only grocery store in town. That meant that they knew if I was in trouble before I did. I also had the now rare experience of working with them from roughly age 5 or 6 to age 18. I learned personal responsibility and accountability. This means that when I say something, I mean it and will back it up with action. I'm a man of my word. That means I meet my deadlines and take personal responsibilty for my writing.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in elementary school. By the time I was in high school I was doing a creditable job of writing good research papers. Early in my career as a broadcast engineer, I started writing magazine articles covering both my professional projects as well as my amateur radio projects. That led to writing books, to being hired by Heathkit to write home study courses, and from there to a career in publishing and communications.
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Jim Wilson Visual Resume
Jim Wilson, founder and solopreneur of PathForeWord, has provided a visual resume to highlight the skills and expertise he can bring to your communication, publishing, and writing projects.

Books

Job Search Essentials 3.0
Price: Free! Words: 7,660. Language: American English. Published: May 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers / job hunting
Job Search Essentials 3.0 — Finding Your Next Career Adventure. This book is about the essentials of that job search. It is a perfect guide to developing all the elements of your search and making just the right impression with your resume and LinkedIn profile, your cover letter, and during the interview. You'll find this book very valuable in your PathForeWord.
Job Search Essentials 2.0
Price: Free! Words: 14,710. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers / job hunting
Job Search Essentials 2.0 --- Finding Your Next Career Adventure. This book will help you examine your thoughts and concerns about a career transition thoroughly, whether it was chosen or forced upon you. Once that is covered, it gets into the nuts and bolts of building your resume, LinkedIn profile, cover letter, and interviewing. You'll find this book very valuable in your PathForeWord.
Systems Approach to Leadership
Price: Free! Words: 5,310. Language: American English. Published: December 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Organizational behavior
Introduction to the concepts of a systems approach to leadership. Complete with overview of the approach and illustrated with examples of applications in the workplace. Quick read. Great insight.
Parent's Intro to ABA
Price: Free! Words: 17,600. Language: American English. Published: December 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Psychiatric disorders
Hands-on introduction to operating an in-home applied behavior analysis program (ABA). Written by a parent of an autistic child for parents who are considering this program for their child. It offers straightforward insight in laymen's terms to get you up to speed on this treatment option quickly.

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