What is conscious language? Simply put, it is understanding that language is not neutral, and choosing to use it intentionally in a way that does not cause harm. Alex Kapitan of Radical Copyeditor has a helpful framework for seeing language on a spectrum from harmful to healing. Alex's framework acknowledges that language, at its best, … Continue reading Conscious Language 101
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What Type of Editing Does My Manuscript Need?
The world of editing can be a bit murky for the uninitiated. If you're a writer and you are thinking of hiring an editor, it is helpful to get familiar with some of the core editorial services on offer. Depending on what stage your manuscript is at, you are going to need different things from … Continue reading What Type of Editing Does My Manuscript Need?
Free Downloadable Reading Journal
This reading journal was inspired by my dissatisfaction with all the reading journals I've ever owned. This is my personal take on the ideal reading journal — I hope you enjoy it! Here is a quick rundown of its components: The basics — title, author, publisher. I deliberately included publisher here because there are so many … Continue reading Free Downloadable Reading Journal
Beyond the Bestsellers: How to Find Your Next Favourite Book
Once upon a time I had trouble finding books that I enjoyed. I am pretty picky with my reads, and often a book that is getting a lot of press and accolades leaves me cold. Suffice it to say that I had to figure out some ways to find books that I loved without relying … Continue reading Beyond the Bestsellers: How to Find Your Next Favourite Book