Dr. Cheryl E. Ball has two decades of experience helping faculty, staff, and students complete their writing projects across a range of disciplines, languages, and media. She consults on article- and book-length publishing, digital humanities projects, open educational resources, open-access author rights, digital preservation, multimodal pedagogy, publishing pedagogy, grant writing, and tenure/promotion portfolios. She particularly enjoys working with authors and editors whose publications require scholarly multimedia and other non-traditional academic content, such as digital dissertations and digital research projects. Her peer-reviewed research on these and related topics is available for free on her personal repository, http://ceball.com.
From 2004–2017, Ball taught digital rhetoric and publishing at several research universities in the U.S. and served as a Fulbright Scholar at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design in 2013–14, where she taught a dissertation writing course for PhD students for several years. Since 2001, she has had the honor of editing Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy—the premier digital journal in writing studies. Her coaching goals are to help authors value their ideas and well-being, work with their embodied words in respectful ways, and ensure their research is accessible and preservable for future readers.