Editorial Services You Can Provide as a Home Business

Looking for ideas to try as a home business? I found a good list. Some require skills in editing, some lean towards technical knowledge, etc. Technical writing isn’t mentioned. But, indexing was interesting, not something I have heard much about.

Copyediting. This is where fact checking takes place, and where grammatical, stylistic and typographical errors are caught.

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How to Have a Happy Birthday When You’re Alone

justaflowerYour birthday comes around once a year—every year—whether you like it or not. Don’t be in denial; be proud! Celebrate yourself. Age really is just a number; it’s all about how you feel! Choose to feel good, and if you’re celebrating alone, make it special. It’s your day, so do what you want!

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For the First Time, Recently Again

Language is an art. You can make it say anything you want it to. Fiction and non-fiction, they just work a little differently. Fiction can be anything you can imagine and manage to describe to readers. Non-fiction relies on explanations. But writers can play with words and make them say or sell anything.

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Stop Getting Red Marks on Your Nose From Glasses

For the Girls Who Wear Glasses and Get Sore Noses from Them

I’m in the process of ordering new glasses so it’s a funny time for the current eyeglasses to start giving me a problem. But, since getting the eye tests done, I’ve been getting red marks on the bridge of my nose from the plastic bits (nose pad, nose pieces, nose guard?)… Read the rest

Canadian Writer Events Links from the old dmoz

 

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

 

Speakers, seminars, and general information.

 

Cabot Trail Writers Festival

 

Details of the festival, including authors, activities, sponsors. Archives of previous festivals.

 

Eden Mills Writers’ Festival

 

An annual one day event coordinated with The Guelph Jazz Festival, features authors readings and discussions of their works.
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ODP .sig Code

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Saved for posterity. Most of the links don’t go very far.

ODP .sig Code

This little code originated in a forum thread back in late 2002. We have both an encoder (provided by jtaylorj) and a decoder (provided by ciaran)!

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Anne of Green Gables at Christmas

L. M. Montgomery can’t be here to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Seasons Greetings or Happy Holidays. But, Anne of Green Gables continues to bring us kindred and Christmas spirits in this book of Christmas stories. Anne is not in every story, the book is a collection of short stories in the Christmas theme, all written by L.… Read the rest