“The Perfectpreneur”: One Freelancer’s Results
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I’ll admit it—it’s been a tough week. Money is tight right now. Deadlines loom. My work is steady, but all the other tasks I normally do—marketing, posting and interacting on social media, keeping track of invoices, completing training, working on pet projects—seem overwhelming. Plus I had a blog post to write! So rather than do […]

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Newsletter Graphics
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For my last blog post of 2017, I thought I would round up some graphics I’ve designed for past Fostered Creativity newsletters. Please feel free to share! Why editors matter Published in the Friday, July 7, 2017, newsletter [Click on image to view in full] Chart: lead versus led Published in the Wednesday, August 30, […]

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Important Updates to the AMA Manual of Style
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If, like me, you edit academic or nonfiction manuscripts that follow the AMA Manual of Style, you may not be aware of some of the updates that have been made since the manual was published online in 2009, especially if you only reference the hard copy. These changes didn’t warrant publishing a new version of […]

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Editing Certificates and Certifications Summary
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This infographic lists all 10 certifications and certificates I covered in my previous posts and breaks down all the major aspects of the programs. To see my previous posts on this topic, click on the links below: Part 1 | Part 2 Remember: It’s important to distinguish between certification and a certificate. Certification indicates proficiency; […]

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Editing Certificates and Certifications: Part 2
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This infographic lists five more options for editing certificates and certifications. Part 1 received a lot of attention and comments from editorial colleagues, so I’m excited to see the reaction to this post. I’m also working on a new infographic that will summarize all the information I’ve gathered. Remember: It’s important to distinguish between certification […]

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Editing Certificates and Certifications: Part 1
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I’ve been thinking a lot about professional development lately, and I’ve been considering taking the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS) exam. I’ve done a fair amount of research on all the programs out there and thought, “Wouldn’t it be helpful to have something that compares some of the options?” So I went […]

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