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.


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)


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



Teaching at the Seattle Film Institute and Santa Fe Community College:

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.