June 8, 2019
Identify and Bridge the Communication Gap to Persuade

Being right is one thing. Being persuasive quite another. Often passionate people--myself included--communicate in ways that appeal only to those who already agree with or think like us. We "school" people with facts and logic and congratulate ourselves for our reasoning skills and courage but are confused and frustrated when met with silence and inaction […]

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July 5, 2016
What "Adding Value" Takes Away

When does adding value devalue your business and detract from your quality of life? Most of my posts are written to help authors, and authors can certainly learn what not to do here. But, this post is specifically for other editors and service providers. I'm writing this because perhaps you too are experiencing what I've […]

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March 5, 2015
How to Avoid and Correct Passive Voice

Using passive voice is an oft-cited faux pas for writers. Before I get into what it is and how to correct it, I want to be clear: Passive voice is not a bad thing. Don't listen to grammar pedants who tell you otherwise. It's better to use active voice in many writing situations. This post […]

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