Professional Development: Red Pencil Conference
Book Recommendation: Nabokov's Favorite Word is Mauve
When Carol Fisher Saller of the Chicago Manual of Style announced the style guide's new edition updated “Internet” to “internet” and “e-mail” to “email,” the room erupted in cheers and applause as you'd only find at a conference for editors.
New arts column in Vancouver Island affordable lifestyle magazine
English too subjective for you? Ben Blatt's new book helps take some of the mystery out of putting words together.
Volunteer for experience, volunteer to give back
I'm pleased to announce I'll be writing a regular arts column in Vancouver Island Almost Free Magazine. Have a read through my first article, in which I explore well-loved classics on stage this spring in Victoria.
Free program: The art of letter writing
Students, fresh out of school, understand the age-old, job-searching paradox: you can't get a job without experience, but you need experience to get a job.
Quick and dirty tips for clear writing
“How wonderful it is to be able to write someone a letter! To feel like conveying your thoughts to a person, to sit at your desk and pick up a pen, to put your thoughts into words like this is truly marvelous.”
― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
Hand-written notes worth their weight in postage
Writers spend a lifetime practicing the art of selecting and rearranging words (and then rearranging them again). Not everyone has a lifetime to devote to this practice, but many have a desire to improve the words they put to paper and screen.
Discovering Silk Road Tea in Victoria's Chinatown
On March 31, 2014, Canada Post raised its postal rates by 35%. A domestic stamp will leave a $1.00 hole in your pocket, or $0.85 each if you buy stamps in sheets.
Earlier this year, I posted about my first article in an American magazine, Fresh Cup Magazine, based in Portland. Today, I'm sharing my second article in that same magazine, an article on Silk Road Tea, a company from Victoria, B.C. that is well-known and well-loved by locals.