HarperCollins Publishers boasts the title of being the second largest book publisher in the world. With operations in 18 countries, about 10,000 new books each year, and the loyalty of historic writers like the Brontë sisters and Shel Silverstein, HarperCollins is no stranger to the public eye and recognizes the importance of acting responsibly as… Continue reading Keep Calm and Go Green
As native English speaker who was born and raised in the United States, I recognize that I was lucky to have acquired this language inside of the linguistic window of opportunity. With more exceptions to most rules than one can count, English is a daunting language to pick up. Though it shares roots with the… Continue reading Conquering the Critical Period
The ability to read and to write is a gift that, unfortunately, not all children can claim. This is a plight that 826 National, a nonprofit dedicated to literacy in America, recognizes and works to correct. 826 National is comprised of seven chapters across the United States that offer programs to under-resourced youth to improve… Continue reading The Gift of Literacy
I will be the first to admit that using “dashes” in writing scares me. There is constant uncertainty about whether to use an em dash, and en dash or a hyphen. More often than not, I simply rework the sentence so that I can skip the stress altogether. Dashes were stressful. Until today. After research… Continue reading Dare to Dash
There is a trust between the public and the brands, companies, and high-profile public personalities they follow. The public operates under the assumption that the information conveyed to them is factual and dependable. But is it really? Unfortunately, even content that upholds the utmost standards of truthfulness is called into question by the most skeptical… Continue reading Credibility: Easy Come, Easy Go?
Hey, hi, hello! Congratulations, you’ve made it to my blog and I’m so glad that you’re here. For the next 9 weeks and beyond, I plan to use this space to blog weekly about writing in the public relations realm, best copy editing practices, and all things word-nerd. My aim is to explore the editing… Continue reading Welcome!