Copyright expert Burr shares love for writing, teaching
Sherri Burr was one of the first to offer to teach a workshop at last year’s National Federation of Press Women conference in Salt Lake City. I was impressed with her enthusiasm for what she does. In addition, this amazing woman lectures around the world on copyright protection, in addition to being a university professor teaching intellectual property law in New Mexico. Meet another unique, unbelievable NFPW member.
Name: Sherri Burr
City and State: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Affiliate and any leadership positions:
New Mexico Press Women Vice-President and Chair of the Bylaws Committee
Years a member of NFPW:
Since 2007, when I first won a national contest award.
In a couple of paragraphs, tell us a little about you.
“I am the author of 20 books, including A Short and Happy Guide to Financial Well-Being. I love writing and I adore my writing friends. Attending critique group is one of the highlights of my week because I am privileged to see what the imaginations of my fellow writers have created.
I’m also a university professor who has been teaching for 26 years.
At the NFPW conference in Salt Lake City, she presented a workshop on copyright law and explained how attendees can protect their print and digital media works.
Any career advice you would give?
“Always meet your deadlines. I learned this the hard way when I missed one and my story didn’t run. Since then I will come in at 3:00 a.m. or stay up half the night to meet a deadline.”
Which talent would you most like to have?
I wish I could ice skate like some of the Olympians because it looks so beautiful and graceful.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
I’m living there now: Albuquerque, New Mexico. I’ve been fortunate to live in beautiful places like Honolulu, Phoenix, San Francisco and abroad, but I love New Mexico.
What book are you reading?
I just finished Blowback by Valerie Plame and Sarah Lovett. I loved that two people from such different backgrounds could craft a thriller together. I also just finished reading the nonfiction book Play. I liked his advice of making work fun.”
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
“I love go-kart racing. It’s fast and you have to focus.”
Why is your affiliate and NFPW important to you? “
I love the camaraderie of both NMPW and NFPW. Our New Mexico Press Women board meetings are fun and I always enjoy the National Conference.
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