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Posts made in January, 2014

The Starter Guide for Professional Writers is Complete! Completely Complete!

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Blog Posts, Editing, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Starter Guide for Professional Writers is Complete! Completely Complete!

After a grueling morning formatting session, I am pleased to announce that the Starter Guide for Professional Writers has been submitted to CreateSpace for approval and will be going to the Kindle Store, Smashwords, and Omnilit within the next few days. I’m mostly exhausted, but also pretty pleased. Because of a number of illustrations among the text, I have to do the ebook formatting very carefully–wish me luck! But the print files are as clean as I can make them, and no errors...

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For Everyone Misspelling My Name: Thank You!

Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

For Everyone Misspelling My Name: Thank You!

Yet another misspelling–on an address label, of all things–has sparked this…let’s not call it a rant. Let it be, rather, inspiration. All my life, my name has been misspelled, mispronounced, and just generally misunderstood. Mispronunciations I can understand. In a quick conversation, the balance of probability suggests you were just introduced to Theresa, rather than a more uncommon variety. Given the sheer number of people who read Teh-rez in the French...

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Book Reviews: Hear No Evil, Citizen Science, and The Grey Star

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Blog Posts, Book Reviews, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Book Reviews: Hear No Evil, Citizen Science, and The Grey Star

A sort of rapid-fire round of book reviews this week, thanks to Christmas reading!1. Be the Change: Saving the World Through Citizen Science by Chanda Clarke Though short (33 PDF pages), this was very readable and informative–it’s designed to teach the principles of citizen science/crowdsourced science to people who have never heard of it before. Now, I’d heard the term before and had vaguely positive associations, but couldn’t explain it to you if you asked me....

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News

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Blog Posts, Editing, Uncategorized, Work and Career | 0 comments

“No news is good news.” A cliche tells you very little, almost nothing on the literal level. But from my choice of cliche, you might infer that I am suffering writer’s block on this blog post, either from lack of interest or lack of content, and yet I am rather content. This is not untrue. I’m going through a phase where blogging and social chit-chat do not seem particularly easy for me. My opinions and experiences have not seemed worth writing much about, certainly not...

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News for the New Year

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

News for the New Year

It seems absurd to get jet lag from the 1-hour flight from Milwaukee back to DC, even if the flight did include a harrowing forty five minutes waiting on the runway for nonspecific technical anomalies to be repaired. But I’ve definitely been feeling laggy these first few days of 2014. But never mind. The sun is up, a sudden rain last night washed away every spot of snow in the District (this is downright creepy to a Midwesterner), and I’m sort of up for blogging. I hadn’t...

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