Category Archives: volunteering

Writing Differences Between the Non-Profit and For-Profit Worlds

Today’s post was suggested by my friend Susan, who asked, “What about the various differences or challenges of working public/private or profit/non-profit gigs?” Primarily, the two types of writing differ by process, collaboration, and style.

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Evaluating Persuasive Writing: Am I Making a Difference?

This post is a response to another friend’s suggestion (reminder to my readers: I do take requests). My buddy Chuck suggested I take on “social engineering on a budget.” He was joking, as it turned out, but what he meant was talking … Continue reading

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How to Write Effective Book Reviews

One way to get your foot in the door with a community/magazine you’re interested in writing for is to write book reviews. The important things to remember are that you meet your audience’s and editor’s expectations when describing the virtues … Continue reading

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The Plus Side of Helium Hands

Somewhere along the line I picked up the habit of volunteering for things. If there was a dirty/difficult/unexpected job to do, I learned to raise my hand and say, “Sure, I’ll do that.” Part of this probably resulted from the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rightful Place of Science: Citizen Science

I know you folks are busy, so I’ll give you the short version of this review up front. If you’re sufficiently interested, you can read more in-depth after that. I’m reviewing The Rightful Place of Science: Citizen Science for a few reasons: first, I’ve … Continue reading

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