Hey, everyone! A bit of a change-up, this month, as I give you a peek into my world of writing. OH! No, no, no! Don't click away! I promise: you're going to have fun. Here we go …. Try this when you get bored: 1. Corral a few writers in a room. 2. Ask, "Do you use the Oxford comma?" 3. Stand back and watch the fireworks. When it comes to the series of … [Read more...] about A fun look at the Oxford comma squabble!
Hey, fellow managers! It is February. If you're in the northern hemisphere, like I am, you're probably asking, "Will this yucky weather e-v-e-r end?" To cheer things up a bit, let's have a little fun. Here's a post where we can learn something, but not work toooo hard getting there. In my 5 Steps to 'Non-Overwhelm' post (April 2018), I promised to … [Read more...] about 7th Step to ‘Non-Overwhelm’: “Wrangle your paperwork!”
Did you hear the one about the super-duper-best-thing-since-whatever aircraft? And the super-duper idea of outsourcing almost. everything. to. contractors? Oh, yeah. Good plan. Not. It’s called the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Ads tell us it has – among other amenities – the largest windows of any jet and a great ride that leaves you feeling more refreshed … [Read more...] about Risk management disaster: DON’T follow the ‘Dreamliner’ example!
Are you a student? Business owner? Shopper? Or maybe a lookin’-for-that-next-car(er)? 8-) Do you need to capture online research and review it, later? Read on, and I’ll dazzle you with my awesomeness. Oh. Did I write that out loud? What I really mean is ... I’m hiding behind the fact this big, bad former IT technical writer didn’t figure this out on … [Read more...] about Capture an entire webpage. No scrolling!
Whether you’re a business owner, a job seeker sending out résumés, or a writer trying to break into the ‘big time,’ you will appreciate this post. This information isn't hidden away in a vault. You don't need a government clearance to read it. But, sometimes ... we just ... miss something important. For example: how NOT to mutilate files we email to … [Read more...] about “HOW did my file get so messed up?!”
A publisher buddy, Brian K. Morris (Rising Tide Publications), sent me a gift. After just 30 seconds, I knew I would share these writing tips with you. As a copywriter, editor, and proofer, I was excited to discover this short coaching video. It's packed with surprising ideas for authors ... ... and it's mostly new stuff I hadn't considered! Even if you … [Read more...] about Check out these writing tips from author Jerry B. Jenkins. For reals!