• How to Deal with LinkedIn Invitations from Strangers

    by Michelle Hutchinson   The debate about whether or not to accept LinkedIn invitations from strangers continues to rage. Some people say it’s a great way to expand your reach on the professional networking site and that you should feel complimented to receive an invitation from someone you don’t know. However, others feel it’s an […]

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  • How Song Lyrics Can Teach Us Standard Written English

    by Michelle Hutchinson While driving in my car yesterday, “Joy to the World,” by Three Dog Night, started playing on the radio. That song from my childhood brings back lots of memories, but hearing it again also made me realize that Hoyt Axton, the lyricist, knew his Standard Written English…or at least the correct use […]

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  • Is It “Stationary” or “Stationery”? Read This to Help You Remember.

    by Michelle Hutchinson Confusion between stationary (with an “a” near the end of the word) and stationery (with an “e”) is common. In fact, it is so common, that when I was searching the Internet today for companies that specialize in book design, I came across the following blurb on one business’s website. I love […]

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  • Can Our Schools Really Teach Kids How to Write?

    by Michelle Hutchinson What is it with schools today? If their efforts are supposed to serve as examples of how students should write, then why do so many institutions broadcast messages that are riddled with errors? Case in point is a blurb from the University of Wisconsin about an indoor triathlon. Notice the parenthetical phrase […]

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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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