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Month: January 2011

Editing and Writing

Why Words Matter: “Information” versus “Content”

Are the words on your website the equivalent of shredded newspaper and cotton balls stuffed into a lumpy mattress, just to give it some body? Didn’t think so. And for that reason, I’ve decided to stop using the word “Content.”

More about “They” as the Universal Pronoun

It was customary as far back as Chaucer’s time to use “they” in the universal generic way, for both singular and plural.

Creating Bibliographies through Game-Learned Skills

A game! Teaching bibliography creation. How cool is that??

Why Words Matter: Gender Neutral Language

Writing inclusively takes some getting used to at first, as previous habits are changed. But if inclusive language might open the door to a wider audience or more business contacts, is it not worth it?