Committed to Language, written and spoken

Speaker | Editor | Author

As an independent scholar, Liz speaks in libraries, genealogical and historical societies, museums, schools, churches, and synagogues throughout the United States, drawing from a repertoire of 50 original educational programs for adults. She has conducted editing workshops at WordPress WordCamps all over the country, keynoted in India, and is a lector in her church. Liz has published 14 books and, as an editor or publisher (or both!) she has had her hand in nearly 50 books for other authors.

Public Speaker.

Historian. Educator.

Author. Editor.

Public Speaker

Liz speaks professionally between 40 and 60 times each year. Clients include the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, the Sarasota County Library System, the Manatee County Public Library System, the Miami-Dade Public Library System, the Broward County Library System, the Volusia County Public Library System, the Alachua County Library District, and the Las Vegas-Clark County Library System.


Liz has developed a 50+/- program repertoire of original, educational programs, which she presents in libraries, genealogical and historical societies, museums, and other nonprofits from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Oregon, and from Miami to Mumbai.


Liz is an award-winning author and editor who lives in Sarasota, Florida.

Her specialty is editing and publishing books as fun to read as they were to write. She especially enjoys editing and publishing autobiographies.

From time to time, Liz blogs about punctuation and grammar at

Books by Liz

“Being a published author is absolutely thrilling,” says Liz. “It’s not just ‘game-changing’; it’s life-changing.”

Books Edited and/or Published by Liz

Liz Coursen edits and publishes fine autobiographies, better poetry, and exciting novels.