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Protecting your privacy

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

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Hello from Australia: editor’s Equinox blog

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

Edit, Editor, Writing

A matter of style: what ever happened to quotation marks?

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?

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‘A Very Modern Dictionary’ – demystifying modern language

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