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Fractured Scary Tales Publishing

It's not that often that NDAs or the imposed anonymity of freelancing interfaces like Fiverr and PeopleperHour don't preclude my sharing some of the work of which I am most proud with prospective and repeat clients. It is, thus, a real pleasure to discuss...

Editing vs. Proofreading

Elsewhere NY Book Editors discusses the different kinds of editing. The Harvard College Writing Center lays out the process of editing a draft. WIRED's Nick Stounton explains the cognitive processes that make it so hard to proofread your own...

How Humans and Machines Interact

How Humans and Machines Interact

A former colleague of mine at JHU, whose work and career as a curator at the Smithsonian I have been following avidly, was recently interviewed on Gridium about her research on "human factors engineering." Dr. Karafantis explains in detail how this differs from...

Cures for Writer’s Block: Gilbert’s Great Solace

Cures for Writer’s Block: Gilbert’s Great Solace

Because every text is different, so is every bout of writer’s block. It’s essential to have lots of curatives up your sleeve, to mix-in-match the best solution for your specific problem. Inner Criticitis Symptoms include self-doubt, delusions of incompetence and...