Don't you think we need a break from the intensive January and February posts? Yeah, I agree. Here ya go. I don't often jump on my writing rebel soapbox (not here, anyway 8-) ). But, today is different. 'Cause this is creepy. Invasion of the Body Snatchers weird. A mini rant At the risk of angering the Google ranking gods, this post is … [Read more...] about “Who kidnapped these two words?!”
My almost-client grabbed a 38-page training manual off the stack of 200 copies. She rolled up the book, brandished it like a mini sword, and frowned at her team. "Ten of us reviewed this. Ten. We didn't catch it." A conference budget derailed by what the project manager saw as unimportant: 'Fresh pair of eyes' proofing Surprise! It may surprise you to … [Read more...] about “We didn’t catch it.” An expensive lesson in proofing our own work.
In July of 2018, one of your worst business nightmares happened to me. It was so painful, it took me six months (and four proofreaders) to write about it. No matter your industry, I hope my saga helps you avoid this same problem. A returning client refused to pay a big chunk of an almost $6,000 final invoice. That may not seem like much to you, but it … [Read more...] about “My client stole some of my work!”
I know, I know. It's like I'm stuck in continuous play mode. I send you this message every December. But hey! it's just too good to pass up! In our home, we celebrate the birth of Christ this time of year. Thus, 'Christ-mas' If that's not what happens at your house, you may still enjoy the ideas here (especially if this is a gift-giving time for your … [Read more...] about Birth of a new Christmas tradition
Sometimes it takes a talented author and a great audio crew to get my attention. This is what happened when I heard a radio play based on a book by Eric Metaxas: Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving (Thanksgiving Day in the United States – when Americans pause to thank God for his blessings – is the fourth Thursday in November.) A perfect holiday for … [Read more...] about A Thanksgiving miracle
Since I'm a website tester, people ask me for advice from 'the other side' ... the angle of the person who sees the good and the bad. They wonder if links are a positive or a negative for their pages. Well ... this depends on the reliability of the links. I use very few links You may have noticed I use very few URLs (links) on my pages. I stay pretty … [Read more...] about “Should I use links on my website?”