English is hard. According to the Oxford Royale Academy, it’s one of the top five most difficult languages in the world today. So why do we, as writers and especially as editors, accept making our jobs that much more difficult by using so many different style guides?
Everyone wants a career that lets them do what they love. My mom became a teacher because it allowed her to be a coach (basketball, volleyball, and softball). My dad combined his agriculture lifestyle with his business frame of mind and is now able to farm almonds and sell those almonds to his own company. […]
When I tell people that I’m a writer … well, to be honest, I don’t really make a habit of telling people that. Because replying with “writer” to the variety of “Uhm, so what do you do?” questions tends to open the gates to a flood of potentially awkward remarks. I’m talking about anything between, […]