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As a qualified teacher and a children’s author you would think that writing my own teacher’s notes for each of my books is second nature. Well yes and no. With my mind in many places (usually all at once) it was difficult to sit and focus on the notes whilst trying to edit other books, work on books in translation, plan marketing campaigns, apply for grants, research my next books, take on board feedback to rework middle grade WiPs (works in progress), develop illustrative layouts with my illustrators, never mind keep up to date with my correspondence, prepare for facilitating online courses and complete online courses as a learner too. Phew – yes it was all too much. But then I met Vanessa at Educate Empower and at least one aspect of my job is made easier.

I had been developing related notes for my books for some time when I attended the CBCA national conference last year in Canberra. There I got chatting to Vanessa and we immediately hit it off. Not only did we see eye-to-eye on the many things we talked about but as a fellow teacher, I found myself impressed with her knowledge of the school curriculum and teachers’ concerns. When she went on to describe her business I was curious to know more.

Time was short so it was a few months later after a particularly hectic week of full time teaching and trying to finalise three books projects and prepare for a Christmas Fair and NSW grant when I reached out and asked to see some of her work. It was then I knew I had to have her help.

The notes she shared with me were extensive and the detail and relevance to the curriculum (along with all the necessary standards, keys and outcomes) made them so easy to follow and as a teacher would be such a time saver in terms of planning. The brilliance of this is that for authors Vanessa’s noes are so well indexed and qualified that they themselves make the book they are for appealing as a choice. For those teachers looking for resources to complement curriculum planning and key outcomes to be taught what more could one ask for?

So in March when I came back from my UK author tour to a COVID isolation I set about working on my book projects and trying to get these out as soon as possible as part of the home schooling initiative driving many children’s book authors. So much o do so little time and so for I was delighted therefore when Vanessa was available to write up some teacher notes for me and whilst I stood waiting in line for my COVID test (negative thank goodness) we worked out the timeframes and requirements and hey ho I now have four sets of substantial teacher notes for some of my latest projects.

The notes are presented in document form to allow for additions and extra reviews to be inserted. Perfect! All sent through in good time and well-formatted.

Vanessa is a professional and great at following up when I got bogged down in work and missed an email. With Vanessa you will be in good hands and can be guaranteed a product that will not only be worth every cent paid but one that will certainly profile your book positively and add marketability potential for your work.

My advice? Be empowered to write more with the support of contracted experts who can add value to your work. Book Vanessa for you next set of teachers’ notes and check out her website for her other blog and review services. Get in early to avoid disappointment for I predict this educator is empowered and she’ll go far with her service.

Time was short so it was a few months later after a particularly hectic week of full time teaching and trying to finalise three books projects and prepare for a Christmas Fair and NSW grant when I reached out and asked to see some of her work. It was then I knew I had to have her help.

The notes she shared with me were extensive and the detail and relevance to the curriculum (along with all the necessary standards, keys and outcomes) made them so easy to follow and as a teacher would be such a time saver in terms of planning. The brilliance of this is that for authors Vanessa’s noes are so well indexed and qualified that they themselves make the book they are for appealing as a choice. For those teachers looking for resources to complement curriculum planning and key outcomes to be taught what more could one ask for?

So in March when I came back from my UK author tour to a COVID isolation I set about working on my book projects and trying to get these out as soon as possible as part of the home schooling initiative driving many children’s book authors. So much o do so little time and so for I was delighted therefore when Vanessa was available to write up some teacher notes for me and whilst I stood waiting in line for my COVID test (negative thank goodness) I called her and we worked out the timeframes and requirements and hey ho I now have four sets of substantial teacher notes for some of my latest projects.

The notes are presented in document form to allow for additions and extra reviews to be inserted. Perfect! All sent through in good time and well-formatted.

Vanessa is a professional and great at following up when I got bogged down in work and missed an email. With Vanessa you will be in good hands and can be guaranteed a product that will not only be worth every cent paid but one that will certainly profile your book positively and add marketability potential for your work.

My advice? Be empowered to write more with the support of contracted experts who can add value to your work. Book Vanessa for you next set of teachers’ notes and check out her website for her other blog and review services. Get in early to avoid disappointment for I predict this educator is empowered and she’ll go far with her service.