Every specialised professional field has its own vernacular. This article explains what authors need to understand before seeking the services of a professional editor.… Read More How much will it cost to have my manuscript edited?
Quotation marks – do they matter? I recently attended a meeting of writers where there was an animated discussion about quotation marks. Those little 6s and 9s that we used to call inverted commas in English classes. The debate was about when to use single (‘N’) or double quotation marks (“N”) to signify that people… Read More A matter of style: what ever happened to quotation marks?
Beyond deep water running Last year, I retired from full time work and started to exercise. Back in August, I shared my new deep water running adventures at the Palm Beach Aquatic Centre. I continue to “tread water” every Tuesday morning. I love the workout and feel very virtuous that I have braved the pool… Read More Exercise – beyond deep water running
Classic book group I belong to a book group – no, not a book club. We are a group . We came together based on our love of reading which became evident around the release of the Harry Potter books. Such shared joy led to a regular coming together to rave about Harry and other… Read More Classic women – classic books
Nouveau retiree – in deep water! I have been retired from my paid job for three weeks. I thought I’d share some of my adventures with you and also some links to free and low-cost activities. Palm Beach Aquatic Centre On Tuesdays (and if I wished, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays), I attend the Palm… Read More Deep water running, anyone?
Picture a thought bubble, ‘I wonder what ‘sadiculous’ means?’ Have you ever listened to a conversation and realised you don’t understand what people are talking about? It can be awkward to interrupt and ask for an explanation. You don’t want to come across as ignorant or out of touch. But honestly, there are so many… Read More ‘A Very Modern Dictionary’ – demystifying modern language
The birth of the Classic Women blog A big thank you to the of you who have followed Classic Women over the past six months. In January 2017, I took a trial break from my paid job. I launched the blog, Classic Women. My qualification??? I love writing. I know about being a 50+ year old woman.… Read More The birth of Classic Women and my story (of transition to retirement)
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE YOUR STORY OF TRANSITION? Please contact me by signing up to this blog (see boxes below) or via the Classic Women FB page. Introducing classic woman, Lisa and her transition to retirement. Lisa is having fun experimenting with a range of past times. She has many interests, and is open to exploring more. I… Read More Another Classic Woman story. Introducing Lisa Raimondo – woman in transition.
Introducing classic woman Cherie Bombell Thank you for agreeing to chat with me, Cherie. We’ve known each other for many years now. After meeting at work, we became friendly, sharing very similar values and interests. About two years ago you started talking about maybe leaving work, or retirement. What started that thinking in your mind? I… Read More Classic Woman Cherie Bombell speaks to me about retirement