Mar 02

Use Teaching as Professional Development

“If you want to know something well, teach it to someone else,” the saying goes. Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com, I look at where and how editors might teach what they know in order to improve her own skills and knowledge. 

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Feb 25

Freedom to Read Begins with Access

“There is no freedom to read if you can’t afford to buy books to read,” Laura May said in explaining why Ottawa’s Twice Upon a Time gives books to children in the city’s most at-risk neighbourhoods. More from Laura today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com.

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Feb 23

How to Cross-Train for Editing

Cross-training is the focus of today’s How To column at Copyediting.com, as I continue my series on innovative professional development tactics for mid-career and senior editors. Here are examples of cross-training I have done myself:

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Feb 20

LOTW 9, 2015

Picks from the interwebs this week for my word-nerd peeps. I skipped last week, because it seems the interwebs gave up being awesome for Lent.

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Feb 18

Even the Lorem Ipsum Needs Proofreading

Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com, Greeked text so garbled that even Cicero would roll in his grave:

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Feb 16

How a Mastermind Group Educates Sr Editors

Mastermind groups are the focus of today’s How To column at Copyediting.com, as I continue my series on innovative professional development tactics for mid-career and senior editors. When you have these peers, their energy, successes and support can catapult your career.

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Feb 13

LOTW 7, 2015

Picks from the interwebs this week for my word-nerd peeps.

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Feb 11

Bad Debts, and Other Tax Write-Offs

Income tax deduction tips for self-employed Canadian editors, including use of home expenses, bad debts, and other write-offs, today in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com.

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Feb 09

How a Study Group Can Benefit Mid-Career Editors

A study group can provide the high-level, in-depth knowledge and peer check-in that mass-market courses can’t offer the mid-career and senior editor looking for professional development. Today in my How To column at Copyediting.com, I tell you the key things you need to do to make it work.

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Feb 06

LOTW 6, 2015

Picks from the interwebs this week for my word- and tech-nerd peeps.

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