Image Credit: “Old Newsie” Photo – CallingExtra.com by Kristina Romero Recently I received this cry of outrage and a request for clarity from a fellow book lover and avid reader of magazines and newspapers who is dismayed at the state of English usage in the media. A summary of her complaint, and my thoughts, follow. Comments are welcome. QUESTION Hi, … More Q&A #2: Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Press clueless as to “whom” should take over . . .
Photo Credit: Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy, & Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday, 1940. Today I received this cry for help from a fellow writer and editor who is so conscientious that he did his research before knocking on my virtual door this morning. A summary of his plight, and my opinion, follow (with his permission). Comments are … More Q&A #1: Pride or Preference – Is It OK to Lowercase a proper name on Request?
The Golden Book…A True Treasure The Silver Pen Pin…A Lovely Gift As you recover from a serious illness, all things therapeutic become achingly important. One of the most vital is reconnecting with who you feel yourself to be, beyond the reaches of cells gone bad. Reposted from The Patient Path March 14, 2014 The question of identity … More Reading & Writing as Therapy
It started in May 2012 with a tap on my shoulder after an author talk at the local library. At the end of the session, I raised my hand and boldly mentioned to the new author, a local fiction writer, that I was an “out of work editor.” She wasn’t particularly interested, but the man … More The (L)On(e)ly Editor: A “Rewriter” Among Writers