Jun 6
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Below is a press release from an awe­some com­pany I copy­edit for! (Unfor­tu­nately, the for­mat­ting gets a lit­tle glitched when I place it in Word­Press.) They held an Annual Meet­ing at the end of April, and I would have LOVED to be able to attend, but it wasn’t fea­si­ble. The video clips and pho­tos, how­ever, show how much fun they had together, and give you a taste of what great peo­ple I get to work with — albeit remotely!(Oh, and I copy­edited this press release, too!)

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Jun 21
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Accord­ing to a June 19, 2012, arti­cle in The Wall Street Jour­nal, “This Embar­rasses You and I*: Gram­mar Gaffes Invade the Office in an Age of Infor­mal Email, Tex­ting and Twit­ter. (The arti­cle includes an inter­ac­tive Gram­mar Quiz; check it out!)  “Man­agers are fight­ing an epi­demic of gram­mar gaffes in the work­place. Many of them attribute slip­ping skills to the infor­mal­ity of email, tex­ting and Twit­ter where slang and short­cuts are com­mon. Such loose­ness with lan­guage can cre­ate bad impres­sions with clients, ruin mar­ket­ing mate­ri­als and cause com­mu­ni­ca­tions errors, many man­agers say.”

It will be no sur­prise to any­one that,. as a pro­fes­sional edi­tor, I whole­heart­edly agree! What’s even worse, how­ever, Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 2
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Though, of course, we’re hop­ing we won’t have to try it for long.

About a week ago, my hus­band learned his graphic design job was being moved out-of-state (and he was not offered the chance to tag along). Of course, we went through a whole range of emo­tions — a bit of relief, as things had got­ten com­pli­cated at that job; but mostly, as you might imag­ine, anx­i­ety and ner­vous­ness, not only about find­ing a new job but also about the likely need to move and about how close we are now to the new school year (could this not have hap­pened back in May or June? Really??).

'Will Work for Cheese' photo (c) 2009, walknboston - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

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