Tag Archives: online writing and blogging

  • How to Use Facebook in Your Job Search

    By Michelle Hutchinson This is part III in a three-part series on how to use social media in your job search. In parts I and II of this series, you discovered the ways in which using LinkedIn and Twitter can lead to success as you look for your next (or first) job. Many of the […]

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  • An Interview with Author and Artist Pat Fiorello

    Pat Fiorello is a respected painter and art instructor. She published Bella Italia: Italy Through the Eyes of an Artist in October 2013. In this interview, she shares her experience of developing, publishing, and marketing the book. Michelle Hutchinson: Your book contains images of over eighty of your paintings from your travels to Italy. Had […]

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  • How to Blog for SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

    by Michelle Hutchinson There are many ways to increase your website’s ranking by the major search engines, and blogging is one of them. How does blogging help? 1. Search engines rank a website more highly when it regularly has fresh content. If your blog is incorporated into your website, every new blog post counts as […]

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  • Why You Shouldn’t Discuss the Current Economy

    by Michelle Hutchinson The death of author Stephen Covey earlier this month was a great loss to the nonfiction literary community, entrepreneurs around the world, and of course, his family. His influential book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, is still relevant and read today. How does a book stand the test of time? […]

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  • How Spelling Errors Hurt SEO

    by Michelle Hutchinson Comments in Facebook groups can often turn sarcastic. Nowhere is that more apparent than in Apostrophe Man is my hero, a group that says, “[It's] a must for anyone who flies into a seething rage at the sight of a misused apostrophe or other irritating grammatical errors.” This week, a group member […]

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  • D.C.’s Newseum Serves Up a Journalistic Feast

    by Michelle Hutchinson In just a few weeks, children around the country will be on summer vacation, and many families will be headed to Washington, D.C., to explore the museums and historic sites. Washington is a city that never gets old for me. There’s still so much there that I have never seen. On a […]

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  • NWU and The Newspaper Guild Call Off HuffPo Boycott

    By Michelle Hutchinson Recently, I blogged about the National Writers Union’s Pay the Writer campaign, which grew out of The Huffington Post’s failure to compensate many of the freelance journalists who helped build the organization. However, on October 20, the NWU and The Newspaper Guild called off their boycott of The Huffinton Post (HuffPo), since […]

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  • NWU Panel Explores eNews Revenue Models

    By Michelle Hutchinson If you didn’t know that online freelance journalists were upset about their minimal pay (or about not getting paid at all), you’d certainly have realized it after attending the National Writers Union (NWU) Pay the Writer panel session. Sam Apple, one of the panelists and founder and editor-in-chief of TheFasterTimes.com, explained that […]

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  • What Is the Future of Writing for Online Freelance Journalists?

    By Michelle Hutchinson On February 6, 2011, AOL purchased The Huffington Post, one of the most widely read online news sources, for $315 million. Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief and founder of The Huffington Post (HuffPo), built the site’s reputation using bloggers, many of whom never got paid for their work. The sale of HuffPo to AOL […]

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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.

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