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Schumacher, Linda H.

Schumacher, Linda H.

PERSONAL: Born in Pittsburgh, PA; married Michael Estep (a systems analyst). Education: University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1982; University of Pittsburgh, M.S.I.S., 1987. Hobbies and other interests: Gardening, cooking, reading mystery novels.

ADDRESSES: Office—Schumacher Consulting, Inc., P.O. Box 4955, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Writer and consultant in project management. Schumacher Consulting, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, president, 1998–. Certified project management professional.

MEMBER: Project Management Institute, Business Network International.

WRITINGS:

Ready, Set, Succeed! How Successful Projects Triumph over Business As Usual, Carscallen Press, 2004.

SIDEUGHTS: Linda H. Schumacher told CA: "I first became interested in writing as a way to share my expertise with people who need simple and easy-to-use tools for managing projects. The book uses tools and techniques used to manage large, multi-year projects but scales them down for the entrepreneur and small business owner.

"I write best first thing in the morning when I'm fresh. I tend to write quickly and get my thoughts on paper in big chunks. I spend time revising and reformulating later, after I let a passage sit. This allows me to gain perspective and distance in order to better organize and express my thoughts.

"It's been a continual revelation learning how people have used what they've learned from the book. Feedback from readers has revealed that portions of the book gave a big 'ah-ha' moment where I least expected it. It's been gratifying to hear this feedback and build upon it with articles in my newsletter and on my Web site."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

ONLINE

Schumacher Consulting, Inc. Web Site, http://www.readsetsucceedbook.com (March 2, 2005).

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