What’s an Editor?

What’s the one thing you would do even if you weren’t getting paid to? Or what’s the one activity you can see yourself doing forever? For me, it’s editing manuscripts. Over the years, I’ve been lucky that authors and publishers have trusted me with their work; and luckier that I found something that I really…

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Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Well, 2016 was looking pretty grim overall and it looks like it’ll be ending with a lot of stress being brought on by the presidential election, school, and life–of course. But you know what? Everything is okay and there were a lot of blessings this year, too. Life is good. May you recognize all…

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Dear English Major

Recently,  I was asked what advice I could provide for prospective graduating English majors. If you pick up a brochure from a university in Connecticut, you may see that I am the first name listed there. Though I wanted to be helpful, this subject always brings up mixed feelings for me. This subject brings on a…

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When You’re a Veteran. . .

You don’t have to wait until you’re 70 years old for your friends to start dying around you. You’re with others but you’re still alone. Sometimes you regret ever donning a uniform, but, sometimes others help you feel proud that you did. You know (really know) what the word “camaraderie” means, and feel lucky because…

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