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  • Personal Branding for Entrepreneurial Journalists and Creative Professionals book cover

    Personal Branding for Entrepreneurial Journalists and Creative Professionals

    By Sara Kelly

    Personal Branding for Entrepreneurial Journalists and Creative Professionals outlines and describes the complete process of building and growing a successful personal brand. Focused on the independent journalist or creative professional in the new digital marketplace, Sara Kelly gives readers the…

    Paperback – 2017-04-19
    Focal Press

  • Avid Editing: A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users book cover

    Avid Editing

    A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users, 6th Edition

    By Sam Kauffmann

    Completely updated for current HD, UHD, 2K, and 4K workflows, Avid Editing blends the art and aesthetics of motion picture editing with technical, hands-on instruction. Appropriate for beginners and intermediate users who need to refresh their knowledge of essential post-production techniques, this…

    Paperback – 2017-04-18
    Focal Press

  • Essentials of Dance Movement Psychotherapy: International Perspectives on Theory, Research, and Practice book cover

    Essentials of Dance Movement Psychotherapy

    International Perspectives on Theory, Research, and Practice

    Edited by Helen Payne

    Essentials of Dance Movement Psychotherapy contributes to the global interest in embodiment approaches to psychotherapy and to the field of dance movement psychotherapy specifically. It includes recent research, innovative theories and case studies of practice providing an inclusive overview of…

    Paperback – 2017-04-13
    Routledge

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