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Oct 9, 2020

Welcome to The Main Thing Podcast - your nine minute dose of wisdom. I’m your host Skip Lineberg. I am delighted to introduce you to my special guest today, Helena Brantley, who helps scholars and subject matter experts share their ideas widely, ideas most often found in book form. 

After an early career in public relations and marketing, at Rubenstein Associates, DeVries Public Relations, Spectrum Science, RTC, HarperCollins, and others, Helena founded Red Pencil Public Relations + Marketing in 2010. She works with a small team of design, edit and production professionals on projects for authors, publishers and nonprofits.

Helena lives in Alameda, CA with three avid readers, a husband and two daughters.


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