Debra Simpson, owner of Magic In Words, began her career in publishing in 1990 as the publisher of The Business Resource (formerly known as Networks), a small business newspaper in San Diego County. In 1995, McGraw-Hill lured her away to the world of multimedia and Web publishing, and recognized Debra as the Author of the Year in Multimedia Development in 1996. Thus began Debra’s adventure in digital media development.

She subsequently spent four years programming McGraw Hill’s vast collection of Websites. When McGraw Hill closed their Carlsbad office, Debra re-entered the entrepreneurial realm, developing and implementing Web 2.0 Internet marketing strategies for the small business community.

As a blogger and podcaster, Debra keeps the cyberspace community informed of the activities of North San Diego businesses by producing North San Diego Business@Large podcasts, in which she regularly interviews business owners.

Debra speaks throughout Southern California to small business organizations on the many ways a business can present itself on the World Wide Web. She teaches low cost, no cost forms of marketing business to the online community, increasing business visibility and driving traffic to Websites, while creating passive income the sale of information products.

She can often be found participating in online business expos, sharing with the attendees how blogging and podcasting can benefit their businesses. She has been a featured speaker at the International Podcasting Expo, the Work At Home Moms Expo, the International Business Expo, and at the SCORE arm of the US Small Business Administration. Debra regularly presents webinars in her virtual conference room. Visit www.magicinwords.com for more information.