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LETTER FROM THE CHAIRS: WALTON BURNS AND JANE PETRING
Walton Burns, Second Language Testing Inc., Bradford, Connecticut, USA & Jane Petring, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit, Longueuil, Québec, Canada
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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Alex Monceaux, TIEP at Lamar, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, USA
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LETTERS FROM THE OUTGOING CHAIR, CHAIR, AND INCOMING CHAIR-ELECT
Walton Burns, Jane Petring, & Patrice Palmer
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ARTICLES
A MARKET FOR MATERIALS: TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS
Walton Burns, Freelance Writer, Branford, Connecticut, USA

The Teachers Pay Teachers website is a great way to sell your materials. This marketplace for educational materials gives you all the benefits of self-publishing without a lot of the work. I particularly like that teachers come to the site, saving you from having to market. In this article, Walton Burns talks about some of the benefits and caveats of using the site as well as some advice for selling well there. Read More

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E-BOOKS FOR ESL/EFL
Dorothy Zemach, Wayzgoose Press, Eugene, Oregon, USA

We hear about online materials and digital materials, but with these terms, many people mean some form of learning management system. This article introduces e-books to those who have never used them and offers advantages for writers to those already dedicated to e-readers. Read More

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TEACHER TO TEACHERPRENEUR: HOW TO COMBINE CREATIVITY, SKILLS, AND EXPERTISE TO EARN ADDITIONAL INCOME
Patrice Palmer, Global Training, Coaching and Development, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Are you looking for a challenge? An opportunity to learn new skills, use your professional skills in a different way, and earn additional income? Then becoming a teacherpreneur (teacher + entrepreneur) could be for you. ESL/EFL teachers transition to teacherpreneurs as writers, website designers, video makers, and school owners. Read More

EXTRA CATEGORY
INTERVIEW WITH DR. BONNY NORTON: THE AFRICAN STORYBOOK INITIATIVE
Bonny Norton, Alex Monceaux, & Jennifer Guertin

Dr. Norton talks about the African storybook Initiative and how this project encourages literacy, shifts in identity, and its application for Materials Writers. Read More

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PEN AND LINK
Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, Lighthearted Learning, Northridge, California, USA

This issue’s Pen&Link focuses on the materials writer as entrepreneur. Read More

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A REVIEW OF SELECTED BOOKS BY MWIS MEMBERS
Alex Monceaux, Patrice Palmer, Daryl Streat, & Henry N. Caballero

Read, reflect, and share. As material writers, one of the best ways to hone our skills is to open our work to other knowledge consumers and producers, as these individuals have a keen eye on the current needs and methods for meeting those needs. The three books reviewed here are part of the MWIS Book Review Project. Read More

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ABOUT THIS COMMUNITY
RESULTS FROM THE MWIS USAGE PANEL
Jane Petring, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit, Longueuil, Québec, Canada
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MWIS: THE TEAM, THE MISSION
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
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TESOL 2017 MWIS Open Meeting, MWIS & Intersection Session
Make time for MWIS’s Open Meeting on Wednesday, March 22 at 6:45-8:15 in Rm 617 WSCC. Also, see Walton and Jane’s Leadership Update for a list of MWIS and Intersection Sessions.
MWIS November Call for Papers
MWIS seeks you input. Read the Call for Papers to learn how to share your experiences and knowledge with other MWIS members.
MWIS Social
After the MWIS Open Business Meeting (Wednesday, 6:45-8:15, WSCC Rm 617), join us for the MWIS Social, at the Elephant and Castle (1415 5th Avenue), two blocks from the Convention Center, at 8:30 PM, to continue those connections over drinks, food, and great conversation. We have tables reserved. Come get drinks or a late dinner with your fellow authors, writers, editors, content-creators, and teachers. The social is a good chance to get to know MWIS members, or just relax and have a good time. It is pay your own way, as always.
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