Randall & Associates Publishing:  About Us

Dr. Carolyn Randall,
Owner, Technical Writer and Publisher

Carolyn J. Randall has more than 15 years of experience in writing and publishing. Carolyn has advanced degrees in horticulture, forestry, and plant pathology.  She is the former coordinator of the Michigan State University Pesticide Safety Education Program.  As part of her Ph.d. program, Carolyn did extensive research on a disease of red pine know as red pine pocket mortality.  She also has experience as a writer and researcher for the Michigan DNR.

Some of Carolyn’s previous work includes:

Ann M. Cool
Writer, editor
Ann M. Cool is an experienced and skilled communicator. Trained in journalism and creative writing, sheâ??s mastered everything from technical text to feature articles.

In the span of her career, she’s written and edited marketing and educational publications for print and web, and developed public relations materials for media.

Her versatility has enabled her to write and edit technical pieces for the retirement system she worked for  by day and write feature profiles for a local womenâ??s magazine by night.

Recently, she has published the following articles for local Lansing area magazines:

But writing and editing is only part of her story.

From 2008 to 2010, she consulted on communications projects for the Michigan Association of Conservation Districts, developing press releases, educational documents, newsletters and conference materials.

In 1988, she began working for the Michigan Forestry and Park Association and as its Association Manager. Drawing on her strong organizational skills, she coordinated all of the associationâ??s educational conferences, workshops, and seminars. She also produced quarterly newsletters to its members, managed its web content, and developed brochures, news releases and flyers that publicized the associationâ??s events.

Aida Raquel Marin
Spanish Translation
Raquel has an M.A. in Applied Spanish Linguistics from Michigan State University and a B.A. in TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) from the University of Guadalajara, Mexico.  She has worked extensively in both the United States and Mexico teaching students subjects such as ESL (English as a second language), linguistics, and Spanish.  Her translation work includes translation of the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual and the Michigan private and commercial core manual addendums into Spanish and translating materials for the Michigan Dept. of Community Health into Spanish.  She has also translated works from Spanish to English such as the literary text “Accomplices” by Luis Rico Chavez.