By Jill O’Mahony Stewart, M.S., M.A. As another school year winds down, I worry that my many writing-teacher admonitions will fade like the pinks and yellows of spring flowers. “What will stick?” I ask myself. “What will they remember and continue to practice?” I fret. With a nod to the wonderful restaurant review show hosted…… Continue reading CHECK PLEASE! How to proof and polish to protect your professional image.
By Jill O’Mahony Stewart CHICAGO PUBIC SCHOOLS I can’t shake this recent email exchange tagged “Requesting input from the communications team” on a script in development. Colleague: “I am not looking for typos or grammar help but instead more for feedback on whether or not this properly sets the stage …” Me: [sensing my…… Continue reading My New Year’s Resolution? Proof Everything!
By Jill Stewart Ok, so everybody needs a proofreader! During this public health crisis, the experts tell us we need a routine. Here’s mine: Every morning I wake up, make a pot of coffee, and then post the date and a little weather report on the family whiteboard. Sometimes I try to be clever with…… Continue reading Copyediting in the Time of COVID-19
Gone are the days you interviewed, got a job offer and then had to take a perfunctory writing test. Today, a growing number of companies and agencies now require applicants to pass writing tests before they even get considered for an interview. Perhaps this new wrinkle stems from the fact that over 60% of applicants…… Continue reading 6 Tips to Help You Ace the Writing Test