Dec 19

LOTW 51, 2014

Picks from the interwebs this week, for my word- and tech-nerd peeps: a cyanometer, so you can quantify the blueness of the sky in your world an onscreen Spirograph design slag plagiarism flow chart (detector, not a “how to”) digital publishing predictions 3D printed hepatitis ornaments and knitted dissection models diagnosis via urine colour (and …

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Dec 18

How to Quote on Your First Job

So you’ve got your first inquiry for a paid gig. Con.grats! Now what? Ahhhh! Flail around in a panic!!! (Step 1 of editing) Step 2: stand in a superwoman pose for 2 min (I am dead serious. It’s science.) Step 3: go read definitions of stages of editing and pace thereof. (I’m still clearing vandalism …

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Dec 17

WLU Press Threatened with Closure

Should a university keep it’s press running if it can’t fund itself? WLU’s internationally renowned press faces closure. More today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com.

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Dec 15

Resolution: Find Better Assignments

To find better clients, you have to be able to recognize them. Start with an “ideal client profile” and resolve to make 2015 your best year in business—yet. Learn how today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com. We’ve already talked about raising your rates and collecting on those overdue invoices. We’ll talk more about how to “no …

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Dec 12

LOTW 50, 2014

No news from the interwebs this week, sorry. Whole world must be in the grips of snowdrifts. Therefore, here are some helpful Daleks.  

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Dec 08

How to Raise Your Rates

“My advice to anyone starting out freelancing?” says freelance editor Barb Adamski. “Double your rates at least once in your career.” Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com.   Photo by David Goehring, used under CC BY-2.0 license.

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Dec 05

LOTW 49, 2014

Picks from the interwebs this week, for my word- and tech-nerd peeps: first pages of the literary standards, reset in modern times language analysis of online reviews (it’s positive & useful) snow sculpture interpretation of Moby Dick week of the year: there’s an ISO standard

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Dec 03

8 Ways a Ruler Rocks Editing

How do you use a ruler when editing? I list 8 uses for rulers at (not of) the editing desk, today in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com.   Photo by Theilr, used under CC BY-SA 2.0 license. 

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Dec 01

4 Steps for Collecting on Overdue Accounts

First of the month seems like a good day to talk about getting paid. How many invoices of yours are overdue? Follow these 4 steps to collect on overdue accounts, today in my How To column at Copyediting.com.

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Nov 28

LOTW Nov 22–28

The interwebs must have been preoccupied this week: only 3 finds this week for word and science geeks: what good fact checking looks like plain language guide for health information amazing macro shots (of frozen bubbles!)

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