September resource: Plain Language: Clear and Simple The discussion group hoped that our next books talked more about tone and consistency. October resource: Oxford Guide to Plain Language Several people… Read More »Fall 2022 Plain Language Book Summaries
“Critics may say you’ll lose accuracy. At times, this is true. … In many cases, however, you’ll improve accuracy. Writing [to include more readers] forces you to be utterly lucid.… Read More »Plain Language: A Service For Ourselves
Crumbs. Jam it. Holy Canasta! So, I had to unlearn some words when I moved back to Kentucky from Boston (with a detour through Germany). The culture around swearing in… Read More »On Swears and Other Polarizing Language: Building Better Word Habits
It’s academic job application season again, and horror stories are coming in from applicants who are new to the process and missed something important. Typos and other mistakes happen to… Read More »Avoid the Big Oops Feeling When Applying for Academic Jobs
How do you decide what goes in a book or essay? You’ve been writing, but now it’s time to impose some sort of order on your personal stories. Narrative frames… Read More »Six Narrative Frames for Memoir and Personal Essays
You have some control over the prices that you are offered for editing services. Here are some ways to lower costs: Start Early Start your search for an editor before… Read More »How can I keep costs down and still work with a professional editor?