Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-11-15

  • Good morning, all. The wind and rain outside make me glad to be snug inside! #
  • RT @nhwritersproj: Autumn Writing Retreat for Poets & Prose Writers 11/12-14 Dexter's Inn, Sunapee, NH http://bit.ly/aMF11v #
  • Are you Guilty of arbitrary Capitalization? @VisualThesaurus breaks down the rules for you: http://bit.ly/a7VL0c #
  • What do you know about English? The British Library has an excellent quiz from its Evolving English exhibit. http://bit.ly/cMyvpb #
  • Been thinking about it myself. RT @steverubel: Anyone else considering a social media cleanse? http://ping.fm/pBHkq #
  • RT @Book_Addict: Happy birthday science fiction writer and editor Ben Bova (November 8, 1932), author of the Grand Tour series. #
  • What King James wrought – http://b.globe.com/aCHg2m (via @BostonUpdate) #
  • Time to work on the next issue of @Copyediting 's newsletter. For you, the #wotd Vocab Builder: vulgar. http://bit.ly/bXmyEC #
  • Good morning, all. Teabag wisdom: It's not life that matters, it's the courage that we bring to it. #
  • I'm so dragging this morning. But I do have this list of words just for you: http://bit.ly/9zAO4m. #
  • OK, before I dive back into editing marketing ed materials, a new word for you. Vocab Builder: Martello tower. http://bit.ly/9pGOcO #wotd #
  • And yet the "dot-bomb" #
  • And yet the "dot-bomb" was what happened when the dot-com bubble burst earlier this century. Don't confuse the two! #
  • Yeah, done that. RT @wordspy: laptop zombie n. At a shop that offers free Wi-Fi, a person oblivious… http://bit.ly/8X8YQB #
  • Good morning, all. Last day of quiet for a while. Kids have tomorrow and Friday off. November is such a tough month for productivity. #
  • AddThis Chrome Extension http://t.co/ERa4UzS via @AddThis #
  • So true! RT @SubvCopyEd: "True Crime in Copyediting," at the Subversive Copy Editor blog: http://bit.ly/cqLkR0. #
  • Vocab Builder: tonsure. http://bit.ly/bLhQ9M #wotd #
  • Good morning, all. The kids are home and I have an audio conference this morning. It's going to be tough to get my writing done. #
  • RT @wordspy: Halloweenager n. A teenager who does not dress up for Halloween but still goes from house to house for the candy. #
  • The @wordspy link to Halloweenager: http://bit.ly/d1MTTi #
  • A lot of compound sentences are being joined without proper punctuation. Here's a brief rundown of how to do it right. http://bit.ly/dk0RNo #
  • RT @ChicagoManual: Tip of the day: When a sentence is enclosed in parentheses or bracket, the period belongs inside the closing parenthesis. #
  • Ha! RT @rantyeditor: Every time you retweet one of Kanye West's semi-illiterate, poorly punctuated tweets, an editor's brain explodes. #
  • Someone once said the difference between a nerd and a geek is that geeks like being geeks and nerds don't like being nerds. #
  • Noooo! RT @EditorMark: Huh? @APStylebook declares "drive-thru" (noun and adjecctive) the preferred spelling. Is "late-nite" next? #
  • How do you join two (or more) sentences? Here's the breakdown: http://bit.ly/dk0RNo. #
  • Good morning, all. It's Friday, and we should all be grateful for it. We should also be grateful for the Web, which turns 20 today. #
  • The Web offers some great metaphorical uses of language: http://bit.ly/cnUSG6. What are your favs? #
  • Time for editing. For you, the Vocab Builder: corpuscle. http://bit.ly/cMNfgU #wotd #

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About Erin Brenner

With a BA and an MA in English, Erin has been an editing professional for 15 years, working on a variety of media, especially online. Her niche is business/marketing and online. In addition, she has experience teaching editing to non-editors and coaching writers. In 2008, Erin was bitten by the social media bug...hard. Follow her on Twitter, @ebrenner, and get a daily vocabulary word, a link to the article of the day, and much more. You can also find her on Facebook and LinkedIn.
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