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Title:          65 Things to Do When You Retire
Focus: Work/Life
Series: CareerEncores
Mark Chimsky
Learn what to do and not do from a wide range of inspiring retirees!

65 Things to Do When You Retire

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Mark has reached out to some of the most respected Americans to gain their wisdom and insights about what they are currently doing to enjoy their retirement years.

While each of us have to craft our own retirement strategies, it always helps to build our life on the platforms that others have already created.  You will hear practical, illuminating and fun advice that Jimmy Carter, Gloria Steinem, John E. Nelson, Liz Pryor and others have shared.  Mark will share highlights of the wisdom collected from these notable Americans and others.  

You will walk away with ideas about how to:

  • Create a “Life Portfolio”
  • Think about your identity, post-work, and what you want to do.
  • Plan for living to 100 while living every day as if it were your last.
  • Develop Encore Careers: how working in retirement can work for you.
  • Transition into a successful retirement.
Take time to learn about the things you need to do when you retire.
Presenter: Mark Chimsky
Mark Chimsky is an editorial consultant with extensive publishing experience. He edits both fiction and non-fiction and helps authors develop book proposals.

His areas of expertise include memoir, self-help, lifestyle, business, pop culture, books for the boomer market, religion and spirituality.

He has worked with such distinguished authors as David M. McCullough, Robert Coles, Melody Beattie, Arthur Hertzberg, and Beryl Bender Birch. Mark edited Johnny Cash's best-selling memoir, Cash.

In his publishing career, Mark was executive editor and editorial director of Harper San Francisco; director of trade paperbacks at Little, Brown; editor-in-chief of the trade paperback division at Macmillan, and executive editor at the Quality Paperback Book Club, a division of Book-of-the-Month Club.

For nearly six years, Mark was editor-in-chief of Sellers Publishing in South Portland, Maine, where he developed and edited a number of original anthologies, including Creating a Life You’ll Love, which won the silver medal in ForeWord’s 2009 Book of the Year Awards. Two of his most popular collections are 65 Things to Do When You Retire, which The Wall Street Journal called “[one] of the year’s best guides to later life," and 65 Things to Do When You Retire: Travel.

Mark’s editorial achievements have been noted in Vanity Fair, The Nation, and Publishers Weekly.

As a writer, Mark is an award-winning poet whose poetry and essays have appeared in The Journal of the American Medical Association, Wild Violet, Three Rivers Poetry Journal, and Mississippi Review. He is a contributor to The Huffington Post.

In addition, Mark was on the faculty of New York University’s (NYU’s) Center for Publishing, and for three years served as the director of the book section of NYU’s Summer Publishing Institute. Mark has recently taught in the Writing, Literature, and Publishing program at Emerson College in Boston.