Monthly Archives: October 2009

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Editorial Process

Telling the difference between an editor’s title and his role in the editorial process. Continue reading

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Weekly Vocab Builder

Missed one of last week’s vocabulary words on Twitter? Here they are again: Levelize: to even out; to make level. (Honestly, just use level.) Sweet spot: colloquially, the coming together of just the right events or criteria. Sea change: a … Continue reading

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Style Watch: Is It E-Mail or Email?

More than once during my tenure at ClickZ, I was asked to review style preferences on digital terms, most recently e-mail, Web, Internet, and home page. These terms are new enough that their spellings are in flux. Should e-mail have … Continue reading

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Weekly Vocab Builder

I slacked a little last week on my vocabulary words, but I hope their unusualness makes up for it. Here’s what you might have missed: titivate: to make something neater or more beautiful. rakish: fashionable. Also, disreputable. petrichor: the smell … Continue reading

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Weekly Vocab Builder

Improve your vocabulary, improve your writing. This week’s list: Halcyon: a mythical figure. Also, calm, peaceful. Also, well see the link. This word has a lot of meanings. Choral: a worship song. Sesquipedalian: a long word. Also, someone who likes … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: Five Resources Every Writer Needs

A small section of my reference library. Dictionary Dictionaries go beyond telling you how to spell word correctly and what a word means. They also give you word history, syllabication (a fifty-cent word for how it breaks into syllables), labels … Continue reading

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Weekly Vocab Builder

Missed some of last week’s vocabulary via Twitter? Here’s the roundup. Use one or more in a sentence in the comments section! Web scraping: http://bit.ly/3Z9Imu.Gallivant: http://bit.ly/tzXm3.Susurrus: http://bit.ly/3iFLG.Phantasmagorical: http://bit.ly/KMdWn.Endgame: http://bit.ly/Rw7Cd. Be sure to check out more words on Wordie and follow … Continue reading

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It’s a Shame to Waste a Good Recession

Today is my last day with ClickZ, a site I’ve worked for for nine years. I joined just before the dot-bomb and have weathered the ups and downs. I still like what ClickZ has to offer; its writers are the … Continue reading

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