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Interview Questions: Caroline G, University of Limerick Student

A while back, I got a request from a student at the University of Limerick (Ireland) who wanted to interview me for her class. The magic of Zoom allowed this to happen. We were constrained by a time limit, so … Continue reading

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Are You a Luxury or a Necessity?

This question came up in the process of writing the work-in-progress book, tentatively titled, An English Major on Mars. I’ve encountered this issue while writing the book and during some of my job hunts. A lot of it, as my friend … Continue reading

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Which Research Sources Should You Use, Part 2?

Last week, I delved into using resources on the job, focusing primarily on numbers of sources you might use on a given work assignment. Today, I’ll discuss the actual types of research sources you’re most likely to encounter on the … Continue reading

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Postcards as Marketing Tools

A week or two ago, my writer and ace editor friend Betty Bolte sent me a postcard marketing her new book series. It was a new approach to me, and today I’d like to share it with you because I … Continue reading

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Speak Not of the Devil in Your Proposals

An old saying from my English ancestors states, “Speak of the devil and he will appear.” As he is our entity of maximum evil (or entropy, if you prefer), you didn’t want the Devil appearing anywhere near you. In a … Continue reading

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