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May 9, 2015 - Judy Melinek, M.D.
How to Think and Write Like a Coroner

Dr. Judy Melinek is President and CEO of PathologyExpert Inc., a consulting firm and educational resource center for forensic pathology. Dr. Melinek has subspecialty training in neuropathology and a special interest in wound interpretation, gunshot wound trajectory, medical malpractice, and wrongful death legal cases. Dr. Melinek is an American Board of Pathology board-certified forensic pathologist. She has also published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature on subjects of surgical complications, death following gastric bypass, forensic toxicology, opioid overdose deaths, immunology, neuropathology and transplant surgery. Past clients include the Santa Clara County District Attorney, Office of the County Counsel County of Contra Costa, Marin County Public Defender, the Court Appointed Attorney Program of the Alameda County Bar Association, the Attorney General of the State of California and the United States Military. She and her husband co-authored New York Times best seller Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and The Making of a Medical Examiner.

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June 13, 2015 - Jonah Stein
Search engine optimization and driving traffic to your website to sell books!!!!!!

Jonah Stein has 19 years of online marketing experience and is the founder of ItsTheROI, a San Francisco Search Engine Marketing Company that specializes in ROI driven SEO and PPC initiatives. Jonah has spoken at numerous industry conferences including Search Engine Strategies, Search Marketing Expo (SMX), SMX Advanced, SIIA On Demand, the Kelsey Groups Ultimate Search Workshop and LT Pact. He also developed panels on Virtual Blight for the Web 2.0 Summit and the Web 2.0 Expo. He has written for Context Web, Search Engine Land and SEOBook. In addition to his agency practice, Jonah is the cofounder of two SaaS companies, including, a cloud based backup service that provides a time machine for websites and, a WordPress support and service company that helps customers move WordPress sites. Clients run the gamut from B2B enterprise software companies and ecommerce sites to well known consumer brands such as

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