Workplace Writing

Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2014 | 0 comments

Writing comes into an entrepreneur’s day in many ways and most small-business owners have a lot of writing to do. Every day people create content to get things done and good effective writing will help. Here are a few tips to write more prolifically. 1. Look at the Facts Who is your audience? What form […]

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Ode to Book Clubs!

Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2014 | 0 comments

Over the past few years certain book clubs in the Vancouver Lower Mainland have chosen my books and invited me to their meetings. As a writer, it has been a wonderful glimpse into how readers react to my work. Book club members read a lot; their questions inspire me to keep learning and be ever […]

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Style Books: The Importance of Consistency

Posted on Saturday, July 12, 2014 | 0 comments

Style books are designed to be reference books for writers, editors and for anyone outside the media who works with words. Style guides give valuable information on: spelling (compound words and hyphenation), capitalization, abbreviations, punctuation, bias-free language and so much more. In the past Canadian editors have combined two traditions: British and American with some […]

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Self-publishing: What authors need to know when seeking an editor.

Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | 0 comments

Last weekend I attended the Editors’ Association of Canada Conference in Toronto and one panelist said, “Editors are like GPs, they can treat all your ailments and have the diagnostic skills to know when to make referrals.” I feel this is very wise insight. When I receive a manuscript I do all that I can […]

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Hello Toronto!

Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | 0 comments

Magnet, hosted by Magazines Canada, is a couple of weeks away and immediately following the Editors’ Association of Canada is hosting their annual conference. I’ll be attending both conferences and I welcome every opportunity to learn. For me, every time I write is an opportunity to be mindful of why I write. I do my […]

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