Author Archives: marylou-blog

Why is an editor important?

Do you ever get tired of answering questions? Do you ever wish there was a place where you could plug in some information and the perfect response would be spit out at you? In a recent conversation with my coach, she asked me a series of questions about what I saw the future holding. Each… Continue Reading

Why Edit an Article or Book?

Editing and proofreading are two terms that are frequently used interchangeably. Both have to do with assuring clarity of expression and removing distractions from the written word. Yet they truly are different tasks. Proofreading basically looks at the mechanics of your writing – the nagging distractions that jump out at some readers and just leave… Continue Reading

To Rhyme Or Not To Rhyme

This is National Poetry Month. Do you have a favorite poet? Someone who can bring visions of nature into your mind, such as Joyce Kilmer’s Trees? I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; . . .… Continue Reading

“Sorry, Charlie.”

For many of us these words remind us of Charlie the Tuna who was always left behind by the fishermen in a particular canned tuna commercial. Yet the phrase has been around much longer than that. “Sorry, Charlie.” (You’re too short, too tall, too skinny, to be on the team.) “Sorry, Charlie.” (You don’t have… Continue Reading