• Do Editing Errors Lead to Loss of Revenue?

    By Michelle Hutchinson Writers don’t need editors, do they? Of course they do. Just read about copies of a new book that Frances Lincoln, a British publishing house, had to pull from the shelves because of numerous mistakes in the work. In fact, I have to wonder if publisher John Nichol, who is quoted at […]

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  • You Are Your Words

    By Michelle Hutchinson I don’t know a single editor who doesn’t have a dictionary on his or her desk or bookshelf. During this Thanksgiving season, I’m not ashamed to admit that I am grateful for a reference source that not only helps me check that I’ve spelled and used words correctly, but also provides word […]

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  • What Kroger Can Teach the California Strawberry Commission about Writing

    By Michelle Hutchinson I love strawberries. Their sweetness. Their juiciness. Even the way their color brightens an otherwise drab salad. What I don’t love is the fact that the California Strawberry Commission doesn’t know the difference between everyday (one word) and every day (two words). Look at this photo of the cover of the commission’s […]

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  • Curators Provide Tips for Preserving Rare Books

    By Michelle Hutchinson I am not a biblical scholar, but I do love to learn about all types of books. Recently, I posted about the good fortune I had to watch congregants of a local synagogue start to write their own Torah, the scrolled parchment containing the first five books of The Old Testament. One […]

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  • Literary Characters Come to Life at Halloween

    By Michelle Hutchinson As Halloween approaches each year, I delight in seeing how my neighbors decorate their houses, but what I love seeing more are the costumes chosen by the trick-or-treaters who come to my door. I make it a practice to pick out the literary characters among them. Here are the top six who […]

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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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