When Diane Holmes’s grandmother divulged the untold story of her mother—a secret she’d kept from adolescence to her death bed—Diane took on the mantel of family historian and storyteller. While her grandmother’s story caused a sensation within the family, Diane
Or Grammar Tips You’ve Never Heard of But Use Anyway… One benefit of the global pandemic and shelter-in-place directives is greater access to online content. Before Zoom fatigue set in (about a month ago), I took advantage of several sessions
If you spend any time on Facebook, you’ve likely seen the Book Challenge. For seven days, participants are invited to post the image of a book they’ve loved — one each day without comment — and then challenge someone else to do the same. The premise behind the challenge is to promote literacy and build a book list. For me the challenge was not commenting because how can you not comment on books you’ve loved? So, permit me to share those seven books here with comments.
Last weekend I attended my second PENCON – Proofreaders and Editors Network Conference. Billed as the only such conference for editors in Christian publishing, the conference is an opportunity to network and hone our editing skills. By our own admission, many editors are introverts, so you may be surprised that we’re into networking. Despite my own preference for anonymity, connecting with others who share my interest in accurate punctuation, grammar, and usage energizes me. It’s always reassuring to know that other editors struggle with the same insecurities and uncertainties that I do.
This weekend I attended my first writers conference. That’s something that’s been on my writer’s bucket list since I started my freelance editing-writing journey. Until now, the cost of attending a conference was beyond my resources, but thanks to a scholarship, some careful budgeting, and a highly recommended conference nearby, I can add another checkmark to my bucket list.