Dec 8
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The copy I was edit­ing was sup­posed to refer to butcher paper. Instead it read (slightly adapted to pre­serve client con­fi­den­tial­ity): “Butcher cut into small pieces.”

Yikes! Yes, proof­read­ers are a good thing!   😉

Dec 6
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© 2006 Ben Pid­ding­ton, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio

A lot of peo­ple get con­fused about the dif­fer­ence between affect and effect, not to men­tion how they vary as nouns and verbs. I was dis­mayed, how­ever, to see such a mix-up sur­face in The New York Times. Alas, every­one makes mis­takes, so let’s learn from theirs: Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24
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BOOK REVIEW

I want to tell you about a book so awe­some that I have just read it in the course of a week­end — and I don’t gen­er­ally have time, or make time, to power through some­thing that fast! (By the way, I am get­ting no ben­e­fit by pro­mot­ing this book, since my “dear” state leg­is­la­tors opted last sum­mer not to allow the Ama­zon Asso­ciates affil­i­ate pro­gram to be used in Min­nesota any longer. BOO!!!) Any­way… on to hap­pier things:

Book cover image: "APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur -- How to Publish a Book"

Book cover image: “APE: Author, Pub­lisher, Entre­pre­neur — How to Pub­lish a Book”

The book APE: Author, Pub­lisher, Entre­pre­neur — How to Pub­lish a Book, by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch, con­tains a wealth of infor­ma­tion about just what its title says. Chap­ter by chap­ter, the authors demys­tify the process Read the rest of this entry »

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