• How to Self-Edit before Hiring an Editor

    By Michelle Hutchinson If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you already understand why writers need editors. But if you self-edit before hiring an editor, your editor will have less work to do. That means her fee will be less, and you’ll save money. So what steps should you take to self-edit? 1. Make […]

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  • Boston: A City of Patriots and Writers

    By Michelle Hutchinson Listen, my children, and you shall hear  Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere.  So begins the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem, Paul Revere’s Ride, an appropriate one for the recent July 4th weekend. And one even more appropriate if you happened to be in Boston, which is where my husband, daughter, and I found ourselves. Despite several historical inaccuracies about that famous ride on […]

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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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