• Book Review – Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat

    By Michelle Hutchinson Dr. David Dosa is skeptical when the nurses and aides at Steere House, the nursing and rehabilitation center with which he is affiliated, tell him that Oscar, one of their resident cats, can predict a patient’s death. After all, Dosa had been trained in the sciences. His medical education had no explanation […]

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  • 15 Grammar Errors You Can Avoid Using an Infographic

    Proofreading your own writing can be difficult, and it’s always best to hire a professional, but here’s an infographic from Copyblogger that should give you a head start. Thank you, Copyblogger, for allowing fans to embed this infographic in our own blogs. Like this infographic? Get more content marketing tips from Copyblogger. If you like […]

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  • How to Remember the Difference between Gorilla and Guerrilla

    By Michelle Hutchinson In the past few months, I’ve prepared several resumes for marketing professionals. When completing the questionnaire I use to gather the content for a resume, two clients wrote that they use gorilla marketing strategies. Unless they are trying to entice customers to buy apes, they are not using gorilla marketing techniques. The […]

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  • New Movie, Max, Honors Military Dogs

    By Michelle Hutchinson In today’s complex world, sometimes it’s hard to know whom you can trust. That was not the case for fictional Marine Corporal Kyle Wincott and his bomb/gun/ammo-sniffing military dog, Max, in the aptly named Warner Bros. movie, Max, which is scheduled to open in theaters tomorrow. Due to connections to a network […]

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  • Should Resume Advice Come from Graphic Designers?

    By Michelle Hutchinson A provocative article, The Best and Worst Fonts to Use on Your Resume, has been making the rounds this week. Published on the Bloomberg Business website, the post contains input from three typographers on the type style to use on your…you guessed it: resume. Four people have asked me for my feedback […]

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  • What Do Employees Really Want? Why Do They Thrive or Leave?

    By Michelle Hutchinson My last three blog posts have focused on steps job seekers can take to find their next position. But what about employers? What can they do keep employees and minimize turnover? After all, if you’re a business owner or are in a supervisory position, you don’t want to lose good employees, especially […]

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  • How to Use Facebook in Your Job Search

    By Michelle Hutchinson This is part III in a three-part series on how to use social media in your job search. In parts I and II of this series, you discovered the ways in which using LinkedIn and Twitter can lead to success as you look for your next (or first) job. Many of the […]

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  • How to Use Twitter in Your Job Search

    By Michelle Hutchinson Last month I shared Transition Sherpa’s tips on using LinkedIn to find your next job. But according to Jeff Sheehan, one of Transition Sherpa’s co-founders, Twitter is another online platform that should be part of your job-search strategy. Here’s how he recommends using this tool. Using Twitter to Forge Relationships Part of […]

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  • How to Use LinkedIn to Find Your Next Job

    By Michelle Hutchinson With a 2014 Jobvite survey reporting that 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn to find potential job candidates, you can’t afford NOT to be using LinkedIn in your job search. And with all the new features LinkedIn has added, this professional networking site now gives you the opportunity to showcase more than what […]

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Michelle Hutchinson, Wordhelper

Michelle Hutchinson, Wordhelper

I've never been one to follow conventional wisdom—at least when it doesn't make sense to me—and I'm not about to start now. Conventional wisdom says to limit your blog to one topic (e.g., writing) or to related topics (e.g., writing, reading, publishing), but my interests are too diverse.

While a good deal of this blog will be devoted to writing, editing, and resumes, I'll also explore topics in health, science, education, and a smattering of other areas. After all, I'm not only an editor and writer, but I am or have been a dentist, teacher, naval officer, environmental researcher, wife, parent, and pet owner.

I hope you'll take some time to provide comments on the posts.

The medical and health content on this blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice.

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