• War Hero’s Mom and Classmate Reflect on America’s Longest War

    by Michelle Hutchinson Dust jacket design: Matthew Simmons, www.myselfincluded.com No parent should have to experience the heartache of outliving her child. But I imagine that is a pain Lisa Freeman lives with every day. Lisa’s son, Captain Matt Freeman, United States Marine Corps, was mortally wounded while defending his team of comrades in Afghanistan. The […]

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  • Why Editors Are Glad Election Day Is Over

    by Michelle Hutchinson Every four years, we vote for president. Every four years, we compare how long we have to wait on line to vote. Every four years, we see people mistake the word poles for polls, so with Election Day now behind us, I thought this would be a good time to review the […]

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  • Why LinkedIn Should Rethink Its Endorsements Feature

    by Michelle Hutchinson Oh what a difference a week makes. Eight days ago, I explained why LinkedIn recommendations are much more powerful than LinkedIn endorsements. While endorsements don’t increase the likelihood that you’ll be found if someone is doing a LinkedIn search for your skills, I also said that I don’t delete endorsements from my […]

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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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