Brette Sember B.A., J.D., is an author, freelancer, ghostwriter, book coach, editor, blogger, indexer, content provider, social media specialist, consultant, and editor with more than 20 years of experience.
She writes often about food, travel, travel shopping, parenting, divorce, business, law, books, lifestyle, pregnancy, health, education, learning skills, women’s and family issues, adoption, reproductive technology, finance, writing, children’s books, senior issues, entertainment, and more. She is the author of more than 50 books. She is co-author of a series of college textbooks about reading and learning skills and has contributed to other textbooks and databases. She also writes essays and humor.
As a ghostwriter, book coach, and developmental editor, Brette has worked on a wide variety of projects and topics including memoir, self-help, motivational/inspirational, children’s books, project management, learning skills, adoption, conversation starters, business and employment issues, family relationships, test-taking skills, self-tutoring, and more. She also has worked on a variety of projects for Hay House submission and one of her clients won the Hay House Workshop Grand Prize. As an indexer and copyeditor, she has worked on over 300 titles.
Brette has provided online content to many, many sites including Adaptu.com, Avvo Stories, CompletelyYou.com, Office.com, eHow.com, Lawyers.com, Willing.com, MyCounsel.com, DoOver.com, ShortSellRecovery.com, LegalZoom as well as for content providers like The Rainmaker Institute. For many years she wrote about parenting after divorce for MommaSaid.net and is an expert for Pregnancy.org and WomansDivorce.com. She is a contributor for the travel sites GoGirlfriend.com and MyItchyTravelFeet.com. Brette’s personal essays have appeared on Woman’s Day, Scary Mommy and other sites and she also frequently writes humor lists.
In addition to writing content for specific sites, Brette has worked with agencies such as Marcus Thomas and The Rainmaker Institute to produce custom content for a variety of clients in a variety of industries.
Her freelance clients include Mental Floss, Mom.me, Paste Food, The Mid, Woman’s Day, Reel Life with Jane, GoGirlfriend, American Baby, ePregnancy Magazine, Pregnancy, Child, Writer’s Digest, Personal Journaling, Home Business Journal, Mary Engelbreit’s Leading the Artful Life, Divorce Magazine, New York Law Journal, Conceive, Fit Pregnancy, Every Baby, and many regional publications. She was a columnist for four different regional parenting magazines and was a staff writer for several web sites.
She is the recipient of a Mothers at Home Media Award, a Bronze Award from the Parenting Publications of America for a special series, and one of her books was a Ben Franklin Award finalist.
She has had the pleasure of consulting on a television pilot and a plus-size clothing line. She has taught classes about finance and writing. She has taken interior design classes and is passionate about home design.
Brette has handled social media for several national food companies, managing all of their social media interaction and posting and actively engaging with their customers, both B2C and B2B. She worked closely with graphic designers and company strategists to convey the companies’ messages. She also writes blogs and white papers in this industry.
She is a member of ASJA (American Society of Journalists and Authors), EFA (The Editorial Freelancers Association), ASI (The American Society for Indexing), SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), IFWTWA (International Food and Wine Travel Writers Association), NATJA (North American Travel Writers Association), IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals), NAA (the Nonfiction Authors’ Association), IBPA (the Independent Book Publishers Association), and AFJ (Association of Food Journalists).
Brette loves dogs, kayaking, decorating, travel, collecting, cooking, swimming, and her family.