Career Mojo for the Unplanner (podcast)

  “There is a belief entrenched in American culture that career planning is a logical and linear activity … But it’s not.” — Kathleen Mitchell   Get your mojo out of slow mo with this career-focussed episode. Career paths without planning: how to stay on top of new developments and build opportunities are covered in this episode, a…

State Your Rate with Confidence (podcast)

To state your fee with confidence, you need to practice, pose, and use project fees. The scientific evidence behind this “fake it ’til you make it” principle is covered in this episode, an expansion of Adrienne’s post on the Copyeditng.com blog. — Now, with more science! Press play below or subscribe to have this sent automatically to your podcatcher/…

Four Reasons to Work for Less (podcast)

Why you might be okay with working for peanuts — the conditions are explained in this episode, an adaptation of Adrienne’s post on the Right Angels and Polo Bears blog.   Press play below or subscribe to have this sent automatically to your podcatcher/ iTunes, or right-click to download the file. 7:48 min   Follow this link to instructions for subscribing…

Podcast between-isode: another peek behind the editing curtain

A sort of between-isode update of what’s been going on at my desk, to keep you satisfied while I do more research for an in-depth piece on editing disturbing subject matter: how to spot it and how to cope. I first posted piece on the topic on the Copyediting.com blog. It’s generated a lot of thoughtful discussion and some…

5 tips for editing your own work

5 tips for refreshing your editing eyes are covered in this episode, an adaptation of Adrienne’s post on copyediting.com. While originally written for editors, these tips can help writers editing their own writing too; they are ways to trick your eyes into seeing what is actually there rather than what your mind thinks should be there….

Simperial Spring Cupcakes

I think some Canadians hold tight to Fahrenheit temperatures because it lets them say it’s been above zero for a month now. Converting temperature measures for Canadians, and when not to; it’s simperial — over on the Copyediting.com blog today. It’s also the topic of today’s podcast. That and cooking measures. Press play below or subscribe to have…

Simperial podcast — Converting units for Canada

The soft and hard of converting imperial measurements to metric for a Canadian audience are covered in this episode, an adaptation of posts on copyediting.com. We also get into simperial, the mixture of metric (SI) and lingering imperial measures that persists in Canada. Press play below or subscribe to have this sent automatically to your podcatcher/ iTunes, or…

Tackling paralysis with soft edit and Note Stripper

When footnotes are a formatting nightmare, Note Stripper saves the day. End notes too. Also, Adrienne sings “soft edit” to help reduce her panic tackling a paralysing job. Press play below or subscribe to have this sent automatically to your podcatcher/ iTunes, or right-click to download the file. 6:52 min [pullquote align=”center” textalign=”left” width=”60%”] Soft edit, warm edit, little…

Stages of editing — podcast

The stages of editing are discussed in this episode, but they’re not the stages you’re used to (one is depicted here). It’s another peek behind the editing curtain. 4:47 min — Press play below or subscribe to have this sent automatically to your podcatcher/ iTunes, or right-click to download the file.   Follow this link to instructions for subscribing to this podcast….

Editing the erotic

That’s right, I take all the fun out of the naughty stuff by discussing word choice. Contains advice from two experts, and even discusses zombies. It’s pretty PG, but it may still be NSFW. Mom? Please skip this one. Press play below or go to Soundcloud to listen or download. 6:21 min   You can subscribe to this…