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If you’re planning on attending the American Copy Editors Society conference March 26-29 in Pittsburgh, you might want to brush up on your Pittsburghese. Hundreds of word nerds from the newspaper, magazine, book, web, and freelance worlds will descend on the ‘Burgh to talk shop, hone […]
The Editors’ Association of Canada has always been a great resource for Canadians in our profession, but this year the EAC conference is going global. That’s the name of the conference, in fact: Editing Goes Global, taking place June 12-16 in Toronto. […]
The lead story on MRZine today is a piece I cowrote with UK activist and scholar Leo Zeilig, looking back on the tenth anniversary of the history global antiwar protests on February 15, 2003. It was a formative day for both of us and for just about […]
I’m always happy to work with Motivos Magazine. Motivos, which publishes articles in English and Spanish, isn’t just for a youth audience– it’s also produced by youth writers and photographers, with an eye toward preparing them for careers in media and the arts.
The new issue of Motivos is its “inspiration […]
I had the fantastic privilege last week of speaking at Philly Nerd Nite. For the uninitiated (as I was until last week), Nerd Nites take place in more than thirty cities around the world. They bring self-identified “nerds” of all stripes (science nerds, book […]
Okay, the weather outside is frightful– but the beer is so delightful. I’ll be speaking tonight at Philly Nerd Nite, a monthly celebration of the cerebral. I’ll be preaching my fairly idiosyncratic brand of grammar nerdery alongside an astronomer, a cosmologist, and a ragtime guitarist!
It’s all going down at Fishtown’s […]
I had the honor of speaking to my union this weekend at the second annual National Writers Union Writers’ Conference, “Publish & Sell Your Work,” at NWU’s New York City headquarters. I was asked to speak on how to have a happy and […]
Maura Murphy was a Spanish major– and now she’s got a career helping to bring health care to the people who need it most, as a program manager for Philadelphia’s Global Health program. I profiled Maura for the fall issue of Motivos magazine, for which I also provide regular copy editing. […]
When I was twenty-two, I was a guest on Amy Goodman‘s groundbreaking radio show, Democracy Now!. It was 2003, I was taking part in a New School University student protest against the impending war on Iraq. Our university president, former Nebraska governor Bob Kerrey, was part […]
Richard Wolff isn’t your usual economics professor. Although he can break down the causes of the Great Recession for you and he’s got a Ph.D. from Yale, in his hands, the “dismal science” is anything but– and you’re just as likely to find him at an Occupy Wall Street protest, giving […]