Jodi Helmer

Jodi Helmer


Area of instruction at CPCC:
Writing classes such as Freelance Journalism, Writing for Women, Travel Writing, Crafting the Query, and How to Sell Everything You Write

About me:
Teaching at CPCC allows me to help writers achieve their dreams of being published. It’s a great feeling to have a student come to class with news of their first assignment because of the tools they’ve learned in the classroom.



Career accomplishments:

  • My work has been published in Shape, Women’s Health, Woman’s Day, Backpacker, American Way, AAA Living, Natural Solutions and other national magazines
  • Author of "The Green Year; 365 Small Things You Can Do to Make a Big Difference"
  • Co-author of "The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Green Careers"
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
  • M.F.A. Queens University, Charlotte, NC

Experience in your field:

  • In addition to my publishing credits, I have taught classes at Portland State University, Portland Community College and Clark College.
  • I’ve led workshops at the American Society of Journalists and Authors’ annual conference and the Magazine Conference in Boulder, CO.
  • As a professional speaker, I’ve given presentations at the Better Living Show, Charlotte Clean & Green Festival, University of Richmond, UNCC Women’s Leadership Conference and the Go Green Expo in Atlanta.

Additional areas of interest:

Outside of writing, I’m very involved with dog rescue. I have three dogs – Molly, Milo and Roxie – and continue to volunteer my efforts to help reach the goal of No More Homeless Pets.