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Eat a Burger, Fight Alzheimer’s

Father’s Day hasn’t been an easy day for me since my father started slipping down the rabbit hole of Alzheimer’s disease. It’s not that I don’t want to celebrate my father and all the ways he worked for me and loved me; it’s just that it’s difficult to know how. I live 1,500 miles away, […]

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Where Does a Freelance Editor Find Clients?

This week I’m marking the third anniversary of eDitmore Editorial Services, and I’m thrilled to be here. There have been ups and downs since I posted my first piece here more than three years ago, but I feel very blessed to be able to say there have been very few weeks in the past 36 […]

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Grateful Writing

This morning, it clicked. After 30 days of simply following best-practice advice, today, I finally get it. Last month, I made a personal commitment to spend five minutes each morning writing in a “gratitude journal.” I set the timer on my phone, pick up a notebook given to me for just this purpose more than […]

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Over the Moon about Copyediting Interview

I was thrilled last week to be included in Copyediting.com’s editor Q&A series. It was a great chance for me to reflect on an editing career that is now entering its fourth decade. And I am honored and humbled to participate in a series that has included some of the top editors in a variety […]

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Has It Been a Year Already?

Last June, I felt privileged to be interviewed by Liz Broomfield as part of her regular Saturday Business Chat on her LibroEditing site. As she promised then, Liz checked in on me recently to see how I had done in the past year. I was grateful for the chance to look back at where I […]

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Happy Birthday, Tyler

“She said, ‘With the help of the Lord I have brought forth a man.’” Eve’s words of gratitude and wonder upon the birth of her first son have been bouncing around my brain a lot the past few days. Because today, in the eyes of the law, my firstborn becomes a man. Twenty-one years ago […]

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Staying Power

Last summer I proofread a book that taught me a lot about aging and how small adaptations can make regular houses safer and more comfortable as we get older. Staying Power: Age-Proof Your Home for Comfort, Safety and Style by Rachel Adelson has now hit the shelves; you can find out more about the book […]

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Resolved: Past and Future

I began 2012 with a post publicizing the resolutions I was making for myself and eDitmore Editorial Services. Today, I want to revisit those resolutions and determine how I have fared in the past 366 days. 2012: I resolve to find a way to meet with other editors and writers in person. I love the […]

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Celebrating from the Shadows

It was harder than usual for me to think about celebrating Christmas this year. Work and family responsibilities competed for my time. Minor issues captured too much of my attention. Watching friends and family members wrestle with seemingly intractable problems sapped my energy and enthusiasm. And that was even before the Newtown shootings and the […]

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Bye Bye, Big Boy

I have tried to use this blog mainly for reflections on editing and writing, but today I feel compelled to offer a few words about the dog who shared our home for almost seven years. We had to say goodbye to Porter today. We had known this day was coming soon, but knowing that has […]

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