Trust: Respecting the Writer’s Voice

Trust: Respecting the Writer’s Voice

Respecting the writer’s voice. I put a lot of thought into creating the right tagline for my editing business, The Meticulous Type. I wanted it to convey my utmost respect for the writer’s voice and my assurance that it would be foremost in my thoughts when I edited...

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The Intrepid Female Pack Horse Librarians

The Intrepid Female Pack Horse Librarians

I am an ardent fan of public libraries and have been fortunate to have had easy access to them my entire life. I’d venture to say that most booklovers take the library system in their community for granted. But it wasn’t always the case in the United States. During...

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The Typewriter: Nostalgia Meets Reality

The Typewriter: Nostalgia Meets Reality

Like many, I decided to start the new year with a few well-intentioned resolutions: lose that pesky ten (or more) pounds, exercise consistently, clear out the garage, declutter the closets. But the problem with this year’s resolutions was that they were exact repeats...

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How this Recipe Gal Became a Blog Writer

How this Recipe Gal Became a Blog Writer

I'm no cook. I lack the vision to simply look at the contents of my refrigerator or cupboard and immediately know what to whip up. I am a recipe gal. I need to know exactly what ingredients to use and the precise amounts, the necessary cooking technique, and the exact...

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Erasable: The Benefits of Editing in Pencil

Erasable: The Benefits of Editing in Pencil

I suspect that when most people think about editors, they envision someone brandishing a red pen, ruthlessly slashing the author’s carefully and lovingly crafted prose. I confess that I too have utilized the red pen imagery in my logo for The Meticulous Type, which...

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