The “What to Do and When” Steps to Publication Series—Write in English, Publish in Second Language

May 6, 2017

As I wrote in my lead blog for this series, publishing involves a series of steps. Whatever the publication, the steps follow a general process of defining, creating, refining, refining more, and publishing. Every step in the process adds to the original and transforms it; at each stage, a publishing team looks to ensure that all the old […]

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The “What to Do and When” Steps to Publication Series—Introduction and Single-Author Self-Publishing

April 24, 2016

A series of blog posts about the publishing process adapted to various scenarios.

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Plain Language & Clear Communications Resources

September 16, 2015

Attending the June 2015 Editing Goes Global conference in Toronto re-energized my interest in and focus on plain language & clear communications. As well, it confirmed for me that using the underlying principles—whether we call the outcome plain language, clear communication, or reader-focused writing and editing—has been a substantial part of my work over the last […]

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Editing Goes Global and Testimonials

June 24, 2015

I had the pleasure of attending the first ever international conference for editors of the English language—Editing Goes Global, …my new web page of testimonials…

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Writing for the Reader—Hitting the Target

February 20, 2015

Every day, the questions arise for writers and editors—What is the right way to write this? … But really the question is whether the writing will work for the intended reader, in the chosen form, to meet the goals of that writing. In other words, context matters.

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