Increasingly, I wonder why professional editors are being hired. In reading online discussions, it is pretty evident that (a) everyone thinks they can be an editor, (b) a growing number of authors think that self-editing or peer editing is more than sufficient, (c) professional editors are believed to be overpaid, and (d) people who have edited a romance novel think they can as competently and easily edit a 5,000-page manuscript on the genetics of cancer. 996 more words
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I’ve been teaching piano lessons for nearly 14 years and I’m amazed at how few questions parents have when they call to ask about piano lessons. 905 more words
After having a conversation with a coworker where I asked what questions they’d have for a tax professional, I realized that many people don’t interview the person that plays a significant role in their financial life for the year. 488 more words
March 2014 Resolution:
Single-gender classrooms would improve the quality of education in American public schools.
As you begin in on your research for the March topic, you’ll begin to see there are lots of ways to define quality, to define education, and places where you can direct the verb phrase “would improve.” Here are some of my thoughts on directions for research and arguments to help you get going. 228 more words