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Name:  Honora Finkelstein  

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Honora has worked in Cook County, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Honora Finkelstein has been an intelligence officer with the U. S. Navy, a college professor, and a prize-winning newspaper editor for ARCOM newspapers in Northern Virginia. She has published over 140 articles in newspapers, magazines, and journals and has taught writing and self-development workshops across the United States and Canada. She is a part-time editor with EEI Communications in Alexandria, Virginia, and has worked for such companies as the Public Policy Institute, the National Institutes of Health, the Cook County Law Enforcement Agency, the World Bank, and the American Institute of Architects. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and the International Women's Writing Guild; she was a workshop director for the latter organization for 15 years. She has also been a contributing editor and columnist for Pathways magazine in Washington, D.C. for 12 years. She has a Ph.D. in English and currently teaches Western culture and literature at the University of Southern Indiana as an adjunct associate professor.

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