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?
Privacy is critical for all users of the Internet. I undertake to keep your information private. This website address is: https://classicwomen.com.au. Comments When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Embedded content… Read More Protecting your privacy
It’s the first day of Autumn, the Equinox, and I’m feeling lighter and brighter as I pick up the reins of the Classic Women website and give them a big shake—giddyup! In 2017, I tentatively tiptoed into the shallows of that great big ocean of life-after-full-time-work. I took up a variety of new activities where… Read More Hello from Australia: editor’s Equinox blog
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?
Oh what a year ….… Read More My story – 2018 creative highlight
February 2018 – back again! I have updated the blog with some corrections derived from a recent course in family history (look for cherry red text). In July 2017, I wrote about my own transition to retirement and the associated challenges I faced when I left the “me” defined by work to become the new me.… Read More My story: mortality, legacy and family history – UPDATED
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 brilliant… Read More My story – classic women – classic books
The Impossibility of Downsizing by guest blogger, Cherie Bombell Downsizing. A wretched word. It’s like fitting an acre of wheat into a breadbox; days of grinding down, sifting and getting rid of the chaff yet it will never fit into the breadbox. Diminishing a five-bedroom home into a two-bedroom apartment, if one possesses a soul,… Read More The Impossibility of Downsizing
Here is the first post in a new series about modern expressions. A Very Modern Dictionary defines meme (noun) as ‘an image, video or piece of text that is usually humorous in nature and is copied and spread rapidly by internet users.’ According to Lifewire, the majority of internet memes originate from 20-something millennials, the age group… Read More I wonder what ‘meme’ means?
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