I’m Bonnie Koenig, Acupuncturist. I usually go by Licensed Acupuncturist but Washington State has changed that to East Asian Medical Practitioner. It’s a good change, overall, expanding our scope of practice. However, I find that I have to explain that so I stick with acupuncturist. People have an idea about what that is.
I’m also a writer. A lot of people think they know what that means, but often they don’t. I define a writer as someone who writes and I do that a lot. I’m also an editor.
I’ve written this blog for a number of years, with many different targets, mostly about healthcare. I do some photo art, but honestly that will never be more than a hobby. While I have a good eye, I don’t always have the inspiration. Writing comes naturally to me. Imagery doesn’t. You’ll notice that while I try to add photos and images to the blog, I don’t always have them.
My undergraduate degree back so long ago many of you weren’t born, was in English. I have a minor in French. I got my acupuncture degree from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1999. I practiced full time for 10 years and part time as a locum for a few more years. I wrote during that time as well. However, now as I take on editing, I find I have less time for practice and as a locum I find that I am little more than a technician sticking needles in other people’s patients, I’ve retired.
I know a lot of practitioners of acupuncture and naturopathic medicine that has a lot of knowledge. Many of them want to share it through writing or video. I don’t do much video (although I can make recommendations for those who do), but I can help with writing. My technical interest allows me to help format and upload e-books using Kindle or Nook technologies. My experience and education as a writer allow me to help people with editing. My experience as a healthcare practitioner and business owner allows me to help and encourage people who want to write a book but are struggling on their own.
That’s what I do. And when I’m not doing that, I write. I prefer fiction but sometimes something a little more educational pops out. My cats help me in all of what I do, so if I work with you to get your book written, don’t be surprised if a cat shows up on Skype or you hear someone yowling in the background. No kids to rescue but sometimes a cat to shush because she’s decided it’s play time and wants attention.