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darlene-arden's picture
Mar.08.2014
When did P.R. change? Really.  When?   I have always had good working relationships with publicists and still do. But something has begun to happen. I realize that e-mail is a casual form of communication but suddenly, total strangers who are contacting me from p.r. firms are starting...
marilyn-kallet's picture
Dec.30.2012
     Can proofing be creative?  If the corrections make a cleaner manuscript, a more transparent manuscript, that's a very good thing for writer and reader–but that's what we expect from proofing.  If the proofreading leads to a fortunate change, a better word choice,...
bernadette-moyer's picture
Nov.03.2012
A Clown in a Collar By Bernadette A. Moyer Have you ever met a professional and really questioned them, “How is it that they believe they belong there, there in “that” profession?” As a young Realtor in my mid-20’s I had this view that professional Realtors should have a certain look and style. I...
sharon-dwyer's picture
Jun.19.2012
Is it just me or has the world of journalism become lazy? It seems lately the news is full of lazy dialogue. When, as professionals, did we start calling children kids, kidnapped as snatched, and the president as “Obama”? Is it not the duty of professionals to have the highest of standards? Or have...
dave-kahle's picture
Jan.24.2012
           I fielded a call from a disgruntled client a couple of weeks ago.  He had subscribed his sales force of seven people to a program that included four one-hour training sessions, delivered on-line, and a 45 minute session for him to show him how to...
jm-cornwell's picture
Apr.06.2011
On Castle this week, the murder centered around a body shoved into a pizza oven and nearly burned beyond recognition. The owner, Authentic Nick, whose real name was Ralph, was certain the culprit was one of his three competitors, each with their own Nick's Pizza store and a different version of...
barry-eva's picture
Apr.18.2010
There is not normally a show on a Sunday, but sometimes when you have a special guest or you are talking about a special even you just have to put an extra show. Tonights show was one of those special events. My guests tonight on "A Book and a Chat" were Michelle (Galley Smith) and Trish...
kris-neri's picture
Apr.07.2010
My husband, Joe, is the frontman of a very popular Northern Arizona blues band, Blues Dawg. Because his schedule running our bookstore, The Well Red Coyote, is so demanding, Joe can’t play as often as he might like. That pent-up demand means that the gigs he does play are almost always really well...
sangay-glass's picture
Mar.05.2010
For several years, I worked for a website that cultivated new and experienced writers for the emerging internet article market. I would send out hundreds of letters a day to professional and amateur writers suggesting format changes, word count reductions, and creating SEO friendly material. In...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
Oct.12.2009
Growing up in a countercultural town, the presentation and packaging tactics of Madison Avenue and Hollywood, and the protocol of the diplomatic world seemed like subversive tools of the establishment. I often think of a brilliant local character known as a founding father of California’s rich...