• You’re Your Own Worst Enemy

    by Michelle Hutchinson I’ve always admired and been envious of people who can speak multiple languages. A friend of mine speaks 11 of them. Growing up in several countries was a major contributor to that skill. In contrast, I spent the first three decades of my life in the U.S. With five years of junior […]

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  • How to Appeal a College’s Rejection Decision

    by Michelle Hutchinson For many, spring means gardening, allergies, or religious celebrations, but for thousands of students around the country, it means waiting to find out whether or not they’ve been accepted to their top-choice colleges. If a rejection comes your way, know that all is not lost. Though they don’t publicize this, several schools […]

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  • How to Introduce a Job Seeker to a Potential Employer

    by Michelle Hutchinson You reap what you sow. What goes around comes around. Those idioms do a good job of describing my message in last week‘s post. There, I explained how using three-way emails to introduce people who can form business alliances is a good deed that comes back to you in the form of […]

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  • The Art of the Three-Way (or How to Write an Email Referral)

    by Michelle Hutchinson Regardless of the industry you’re in, one of the most successful ways to grow your business is through referrals. Ideally, you’d like the referral to be someone in direct need of your services, but don’t forget about forging relationships with people who can refer their own clients to you. For example, dentists […]

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  • The Romantic Side of LinkedIn

    by Michelle Hutchinson   Anna Capioletti* was beside herself when, as a newlywed, she was washing her hands at her in-laws’ home and saw her wedding ring slip from her dainty finger and slide down the drain. Her understanding husband eventually bought her a new ring, but who could have imagined that 40 years later, […]

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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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