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originally posted February 28, 2022; no text revisions to date— Revising draft documents in Microsoft Word—especially after a substantive review by the-freelance-editor—can seem daunting, especially at first glance! With stricken text, redlined and highlighted suggestions, queries and notes in the margin to explain and guide changes, your “hilited” (to signify the text is highlighted with…
I transcribed this quote from a story, “New podcast asks whether the classic novel Jane Eyre is relevant for readers today,” that ran on NPR’s All Things Considered, December 9, 2021. During the story, author Marlon James was asked about removing classic literature from today’s curriculum and censorship of books considered to be “classics”; this…
originally posted August 11, 2021; no text revisions to date— I am fairly sure that we all have our little pet peeves—favorite irritants, like people who just assume they can venture up to the front of a line; double-bay and triple-wide baby carriages that stretch across entire sidewalks; or cars that coast through (at a…
originally posted August 17, 2013May 2021: reformatted; some text revised as needed I don’t know if that raised your eyebrows or not, but unless you are an instructional designer you may not have known what “the rag” is. In simple terms, in publishing, the rag is the uneven, or ragged, edge of a block of…
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