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(Writing) Truth in Fortune Cookies

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 | 0 comments

(Writing) Truth in Fortune Cookies

Once a month my family goes to Chez Elena Wu for Wednesday night dinner. Reasons:

● It’s two minutes from my husband’s office.
● Mom’s weeknight cooking break.
● Wonton soup.
● Soft-shell crabs permanently on the menu!
● Fortune cookies.
● Fortune cookie fortunes…

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It’s 2016 … Straighten Up and Stride Forward!

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 | 0 comments

It’s 2016 … Straighten Up and Stride Forward!

Exactly one week and a day ago, I was wandering around the Palm Beach Zoo (in Florida) with my husband and son, enjoying 80-plus degree winter/holiday break weather. Not thinking about work. At. All.

After three relaxing hours (except for the bugs), I took the following photo as we were leaving…

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To know what you REALLY wrote? Record, replay, LISTEN!

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 | 0 comments

To know what you REALLY wrote? Record, replay, LISTEN!

Back in July on LinkedIn, I shared the following 10-step technique for out-loud proofreading that works with any and all types of copy:

1. Print out a copy of your writing.
2. Grab your favorite pen.
3. Read aloud to yourself slowly…

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Language Then and Now

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 | 0 comments

Language Then and Now

A text message received last week:

[Pumpkin image] parT on Fri. R u going?

Eeeeeeeek! Commence internal editorial wincing.

I freely admit to composing (mostly) grammatically correct emails/texts/IMs, including abbreviations….

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When writing and editing … remember to have fun!

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 | 0 comments

When writing and editing … remember to have fun!

Carefully considering topic, tone and audience; setting precious time aside to write, and rewrite; agonizing over edits to reach the final version.

Wow. That’s some serious mental gymnastics. So … does “delight” still enter your blogging equation….

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