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Podcasts for editors

Podcasts for editors

Photo above:  (From L-R:) Writer Susan Conrad with podcast host Jennifer Karchmer. Go to The Whatcom Wordsmith, Episode 21: http://www.jenniferkarchmer.com/podcast.html Editor Danielle Hanna asked the Facebook group Editors’ Association of Earth for suggestions...
The woman on Webster street

The woman on Webster street

To hear my mom tell it, she spent her childhood in a very different West Seattle, one she calls blue-collar and comfortable. The tiny bungalow at 3116 SW Webster where Mom grew up was one dozens of old homes recently lost to Seattle’s housing boom. As adorable and...
Beyond grammar and spelling, part 1

Beyond grammar and spelling, part 1

Recently, a friend of mine decided to not pay a professional copy editor to give his business book a thorough, official, real-live edit. Instead, he’s allowing the book to go to print after the review of “a friend.” I’m seeing this type of...
Persons, people, stop it

Persons, people, stop it

Sounding like a pretentious academic works only if you’re a pretentious academic who’s writing for other pretentious academics. That means that the rest of you–the 99.4% of you–don’t need to use the word “persons.” You really...