Tag Archives: holidays/observances/events

  • New Movie, Max, Honors Military Dogs

    By Michelle Hutchinson In today’s complex world, sometimes it’s hard to know whom you can trust. That was not the case for fictional Marine Corporal Kyle Wincott and his bomb/gun/ammo-sniffing military dog, Max, in the aptly named Warner Bros. movie, Max, which is scheduled to open in theaters tomorrow. Due to connections to a network […]

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  • Public Health Thank You Day, November 24, 2014

    On the Monday before Thanksgiving, Wordhelper will join Research!America and leading U.S. public health organizations in recognizing public health professionals who go above and beyond to protect the health of all Americans. Public Health Thank You Day 2014 honors all those unsung heroes who keep our drinking water safe and air clean, develop vaccines, track […]

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  • Do-It-Yourself Author Costumes for Halloween

    By Michelle Hutchinson Halloween is a great time to demonstrate your creativity beyond your writing talent. Why not consider dressing as a famous author this year, whether you’re attending a Halloween party or just giving out candy to the kids who ring your doorbell? If you need some ideas to get started, here are four […]

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  • Lessons Learned from a Book Launch

    By Michelle Hutchinson In the publishing industry, timing is everything. That’s what I recently learned during the book launch of author and Wordhelper client LeBron Matthews. After going through the editing process, LeBron found a small, traditional, independent publisher, Deeds Publishing, who brought his book, Tides of War: A Novel of the American Civil War, […]

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  • Tribute to a Family Pet

    by Michelle Hutchinson Long after my kids were too old to care when I came home from work and dash to the door to greet me, my dog still did…that is, until she got too deaf to hear me, too blind to see me, and too arthritic to run. For the past couple of years, […]

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  • A Writing Lesson from Health Literacy Month

    by Michelle Hutchinson Image source: http://mrg.bz/7IcjTf Halloween might be October’s most well-known observance, but all of October is Health Literacy Month. What the heck is health literacy, you ask, and what does it have to do with writing? Just as literacy reflects your ability to not only read, but understand what you read, health literacy […]

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  • Activities for Everyone at Decatur Book Festival

    by Michelle Hutchinson Who would have thought that the Decatur Book Festival would grow from its inaugural event in 2006 to become the largest book festival in the southeast?! I’m thrilled to live fairly close to Decatur, and this year’s festival, which opens today and runs through the Labor Day weekend, has added performances from […]

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  • Editor Fumbles at July 4th Festivity

    by Michelle Hutchinson Photo credit: M, Hutchinson July 4th is all about freedom, fireworks, and fun. And what better way to have fun on Independence Day than to participate in a pie-eating contest? During an impulsive moment, something I’m not usually prone to, I signed up for one of these competitions several days earlier at […]

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  • Dr. Seuss: The Cat Behind the Hat

    by Michelle Hutchinson So I was delighted when a local art gallery announced it was having a Dr. Seuss exhibit. Of course, what Dr. Seuss event would be complete without green eggs and ham for the visitors?!   Wisdom of the Orient Cat, Green Cat with Lights,     and other Seuss artwork (Click to enlarge.)   […]

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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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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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