About & Contact

I'm a freelance copyright educator, author, developmental editor, and college instructor:
  - Offer presentations, training, and keynotes in finding and using online media and applied copyright.
  - Teach at the Seattle Film Institute and in the Media Arts Department at Santa Fe Community College.
Barbara Waxer
What I write: I partner with law professor Marsha Baum to write introductory applied copyright texts that include fair use examples and finding Creative Commons and open access media. 
As the author of many textbooks in Adobe and Microsoft products, I enjoy translating software and web technology tools to create a meaningful and exciting learning experience for users. 
What I train and teach: I'm an entertaining and dynamic presenter on copyright and finding and using digital media to colleges and organizations (it helps having written for improv).  
I teach copyright, web writing, and Adobe classes at Santa Fe Community College.
What I've studied: M.A. degree in Computer Resources and Information Management from Webster University. 
B.A. degree in Chinese from Michigan State University. 
Language Certificate from the Mandarin Training Center at National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan.
Email to set up a workshop or keynote - bwaxer1 [at] comcast.net  

Copyright Educator

I am mildly obsessed with exploring web and elearning technologies and developing best practices for all generators and users of creative content on the web.
   Workshops (one hour to half- or full-day for academic conferences, associations, colleges, nonprofits)
  • Copyright Trends & Finding Media Gems - An entertaining snapshot of recent cases and great sites whose content already says Yes to use.
  • Copyright, Creativity, and Compliance: A Painless Guide to Finding Media - Gain insight and discover how to become more productive and focused as you maximize your financial and creative resources.
  • 10 Sites & 6 Essential Tips for Finding Media - Essential knowledge on how to evaluate and use public domain, Creative Commons, and other open-access media.
I am the co-author with Professor Marsha Baum (University of New Mexico School of Law) of
Internet Surf and Turf: The Essential Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Finding Media and
Copyright on the Internet: Essentials. Geared for all users and generators of creative content.
    °  New England Book Show Award
    °  The TEXTY Textbook Excellence Award, presented by the Text and Academic Authors Association

  • Copyright and Media
  • Producing and Directing the Independent Film (copyright, finding media, and applied ethics lectures)
  • Copyright and Music: Life in (Re)Mix
  • Writing for Mass Media and the Web
  • Beyond the PDF: Acrobat Pro for Business and Creative Projects
Recent Authoring

  - Content writer and developer for Cengage Student Assessment Manager (SAM) proficiency-based assessment in an interactive online learning environment. 
  - Content writer supporting Pearson eLearning and MyLab projects.
  • Intermediate and Advanced PowerPoint 2016 (and 2013) Projects for the SAM (Skills Assessment Manager) interactive online learning environment. 
  • Adobe® Flash Professional CC: Illustrated Introductory - Adobe Certified Associate credentialed
    • Very cool to see students describe their success with my book
    • Adobe® Flash CS6: What's in Store for Flash Animation Webinar - Cengage Learning/Course Technology
  • The WEB Collection - Revealed: Adobe® Dreamweaver CC, Adobe® Flash Professional CC, and Adobe® Fireworks CS6 (with Sherry Bishop and Jim Shuman)
  • Adobe CC Web Tools: Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Flash Illustrated (with Sherry Bishop and Chris Botello)
  • Microsoft® Office Specialist Exam Reference for Office 2010 - PowerPoint certification chapter
  • Making the Web Work for You: Web 2.0 - Illustrated (with Jane Hosie-Bounar)
  • Upgrading to Microsoft® Office 2010 - Illustrated Essentials (with Barbara Clemens and MT Cozzola)
  • Microsoft® Office 2010: Illustrated Fundamentals (with Marjorie Hunt)