Monthly Archives for February 2015

Physician, Heal Thyself

Editing your own work is a risky proposition for all the much-discussed reasons: You’re too close to the work. You see what you meant to write rather than what is actually there. Familiarity is not your friend. Everyone must edit his or her work to some extent, however, and self-editing is a skill that can […]

Read More

Space, the Final Frontier

Thinkforamomentabouthowmarvelouslyusefulspacesbetweenwordsare. Or rather: Think for a moment about how marvelously useful spaces between words are. And cheers to that big triple-em-dash-looking thing on our keyboard: the space bar. Without spaces, sentences are all but unreadable, and so conditioned are we to using spaces that I could not write that first sentence without them. I tried, […]

Read More