Here’s a new place to find my work.

I just became a contributor the website the Silver Petticoat Review, an online entertainment magazine which covers both classic and modern films, literature and television. I’ll be writing both movie and book reviews as well as other articles from an entertainment angle. Check out my first work on the site, a review of the young adult novel An Ember in the Ashes 

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What I’ve published this month

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Social Enterprise Hive magazine – Issue #3

For awhile now I’ve been a contributor to Social Enterprise Hive, a magazine published by the Growing Leaders Foundation, the magazine features social entrepreneurs in the Caribbean region. Issue #3 is out right now and features four articles by yours truly.

Communities Changing the World is an account of the United Nations Development Programme’s Envirominds Fair which featured several social enterprise projects, seminars, presentations and workshops. Several of the organizations who receive UNDP grants are featured in the article.

T&T’s First Social Innovation Competition profiles the first Lumination challenge, a programme created by one of our local government ministries to support developing social entrepreneurs

Profile of An Artist “Aching to Be” – Andrew Fitt features a very talented local artist living with cerebral palsy.

Making It Personal: An Evening of Speed Dating at Chaud is a report on the Growing Leaders Foundation’s Speed Dating for Mentors, an event designed to bring together budding entrepreneurs and successful business owners for networking, mentoring and getting advice.

Take a look.

Exercises Which Will Help You Become A Grammar Pro

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I got into a heated discussion today with a Twitter friend about descriptive nouns, an issue that comes up for me regularly. I really need to do some serious research on that the next time the question comes up as I still need a  definitive answer on how they work. (If anyone has a good resource for that, please link me!)

This might surprise you. After all since I am the editor shouldn’t I know all the answers? Shouldn’t I be the omnipotent, all-knowing Grammar Guru?

Well, no.

In fact I doubt that most editors and proof readers know all the grammar rules that exist by heart. What might distinguish us from other folks is that we often know where to look for solutions. Everyone struggles with certain rules. I’s inevitable The English language can be a confusing place.

Long ago, when I used to tutor students in their writing, the Guide to Grammar and Writing website was my go-to place when I was struggling with a grammar rule. The site does a great job of explaining concepts clearly with examples, and then there are lots of writing exercises which help you use what you learn. No pressure writing exercises. No need to worry about what grade you’re going to get. It proved invaluable for students who needed help, and I have no doubt it will help you too.

Check it out and bookmark it among your editing links if you want to improve your grammar and punctuation knowledge. You’ll find yourself returning to the site again and again.

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Tips for editing your own work

Clearly if you’re on this site, you may be on the look out for some assistance in editing the content of your article or book or brochure, and of course you would have come to the right place. If you want to chat with me about how I can help, be sure to contact me, but every writer should do a little editing of their own from time to time.

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Every body makes mistakes. Perhaps you are dashing off a quick memo or you’re writing an e-mail or you’re getting ready to send your work to an editor like me, it’s in your own best interest to do some editing and this great article gives you some excellent information on how you can do it.

Tricks & Tips for Catching All Those Little Typos in Your Own Work

What kinds of mistakes keep cropping up in your writing? Let me know in the comments.

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Let’s get started!

Welcome! If you’ve stumbled upon this page, I suspect you might be looking for help with some sort of written content.

Perhaps you’re looking for someone to create some informative and interesting copy for your business’s website.  Maybe you’ve been meaning to review that old brochure and make sure potential clients actually read the information and act on it this time.  Perhaps you’re dreading reading through that long annual report full of punctuation and grammar errors. At this point, I bet you are wishing that you could pass all that work on to someone else. Here’s your chance.

Read more about me, drop me a line and let me know how I can help.

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