Yay! We got our first Noob Post!!!
I'm gonna go ahead and take the ball here...
Yes, I have LOTS of tips for you, They're in the tutorials forum...you'll also find them scattered throughout the different specialty mapping forums as well as pretty much EVERY thread in the WIP/Critique and Finished Maps forum.
Since this is a VERY non-specific cry for help here, I'm gonna go ahead and close this thread on that note.