Communications, Copy Writing, Editors, Writing

New Dictionary of Canadianisms — who knew?! – The Globe and Mail @ptboeditors #copyediting

“Marshall McLuhan once said Canada is the world’s only country that knows how to live without an identity. What more is needed to bind us together than a dictionary with a 4,833-word entry for “eh” and an account of the profound nationalist meaning of “all-dressed” in both official languages?”

Source: Dictionary of Canadianisms is ‘tabled’ and ‘all-dressed’ – The Globe and Mail


The New York Public Library has just uploaded 20,000 images for free use #ptboeditors #graphics

Here’s some good news for writers and artists who use images in their work:

“We are proud to announce that out-of-copyright materials in NYPL Digital Collections are now available as high-resolution downloads. No permission required, no hoops to jump through: just go forth and reuse!”

Source: Free for All: NYPL Enhances Public Domain Collections For Sharing and Reuse | The New York Public Library

Communications, Copy Writing, Writing

10 Rules of Writing: Elmore Leonard #writing #publishing

Thriller writer Elmore Leonard died this past week, and several news outlets have been highlighting his famous “10 Rules of Good Writing” — here is a link to his original NYT article, rather than just someone’s reiteration of his rules!

WRITERS ON WRITING; Easy on the Adverbs, Exclamation Points and Especially Hooptedoodle – New York Times.

Business, Communications, Freelancing, Marketing

Personal Branding: 5 Illusions #business #freelancing

We all do it, make an effort to brand ourselves. Sometimes effectively, other times not so. I know with my own correspondence, blog, and web presence, I’ve made a conscious attempt to convey an identity that communicates something about both my skills and my personality. Here’s an interesting article that addresses this topic well:

The Five Deadly Personal-Branding Illusions | LinkedIn.