Tag Archives: professional organizations

  • 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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  • What Kroger Can Teach the California Strawberry Commission about Writing

    By Michelle Hutchinson I love strawberries. Their sweetness. Their juiciness. Even the way their color brightens an otherwise drab salad. What I don’t love is the fact that the California Strawberry Commission doesn’t know the difference between everyday (one word) and every day (two words). Look at this photo of the cover of the commission’s […]

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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.

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