• Starbucks or Start-up: Do You Walk Your Talk?

    by Michelle Hutchinson There’s a lot to consider when designing a marketing plan, but one thing’s for certain: your actions and those of your business have to consistently support your marketing messages. Unfortunately, Starbucks doesn’t seem to understand that. Take their campaign to encourage customers to donate to createjobsforUSA.org. That’s certainly a worthy cause. But […]

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  • Why Editors Don’t Like Receiving Complements

    by Michelle Hutchinson I like giving compliments. I really do. I wish I could give more of them, but when I see copywriters misuse words, it’s hard for me to compliment their content.   Case in point #1: Do you see the word indicated by the red arrow? That word should be complement not compliment.  […]

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  • Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain Offers Variety of Activities

    by Michelle Hutchinson So here’s the situation: You’re vacationing in a city you’ve never visited. Your time is limited. There’s so much you want to do and see, but you don’t know where to start. Who hasn’t experienced that? If you’re visiting Vancouver, British Columbia, the choice is easy. Spend your first day at Grouse […]

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  • Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

    by Michelle Hutchinson James Frey, Greg Mortenson, and many other writers accumulated negative publicity after the discovery that much of the content in their nonfiction bestsellers was fabricated. However, in my book (no pun intended), a more serious literary offense is plagiarism, the copying of someone else’s work and presenting those words as your own. […]

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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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