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Joan Timberlake’s experience includes eight years as a technical writer/platform instructor at New York University, Computer Associates, and IBM. Next, she taught a variety of writing courses at corporate sites and on the college level at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University. She has taught non-fiction and fiction writing for 25 years. The nonfiction disciplines include legal, business, technical, remedial/developmental/high risk, and grammar/editing; the fiction disciplines included novel, short story, essay, mystery, and humorous writing. Joan Timberlake’s areas of interest and research in law include: publishing, copyright, education, gender, disability, and elder. She writes mysteries and legal thrillers that address issues such as the environment and corporate corruption.