Tag Archives: colleges and universities

  • What Writers Can Learn from a Tire Jack

    By Michelle Hutchinson If you’ve ever had to change a flat tire, you know what an annoying experience it can be. You get dirty, exert a lot of effort, and end up getting to your destination later than you expected. That’s the situation I recently faced when returning to my car after a cross-country flight. […]

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  • Students, New Graduates Should Highlight Extracurriculars on Resumes

    by Michelle Hutchinson Every day, a new article seems to appear describing how much more money college graduates will earn if they major in technical fields as opposed to the liberal arts.* While no one can deny that technical jobs are harder to fill, students who majored in the humanities and social sciences shouldn’t believe […]

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  • Common Application Essays Change for 2013-2014

    by Michelle Hutchinson Fall is the season for football, festivals, and fresh cider, but if you’re in high school and want to go to college, this is also the season for writing your application essays. Those of you with Type A personalities might have already submitted your applications, but if you’re a procrastinator, here’s what […]

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  • 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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  • 5 Keys To a Successful College Application Essay

    by Michelle Hutchinson Poor Jeremy Duncan. His mom is always on his case. Jeremy is the 16-year-old main character in the Zits comic strip. His parents typically need to light a fire under him in order to get him to do anything, but in the situation below, Mrs. Duncan might striking the match just a […]

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  • A Test in Teamwork

    by Michelle Hutchinson Sometimes we forget that what we accomplish in life is rarely achieved on our own. I was reminded of that earlier this week when I visited Annapolis, MD, and watched the U.S. Naval Academy’s Class of 2015 attack the last hurdle of their plebe (freshman) year: Herndon. Think of it as their […]

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  • What Is Public Health?

    by Michelle Hutchinson If you’ve ever educated young people on the dangers of binge drinking or written a letter to your legislator to support funding for nurses in public schools, you’ve been involved in a public health initiative. If you live a community that has clean water coming out of the tap or has an […]

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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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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.

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