Karen Yin is a full-time freelancer who has been writing and editing professionally since 1992. She founded AP vs. Chicago and Conscious Style Guide and writes the style column for Copyediting newsletter.
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is seeking a communications editor to join its team in Washington, DC. Established in New York in 1947 as the Corporation Aircraft Owners Association, the NBAA was moved, expanded, and renamed in the 1950s to reflect its national scope and commitment to the diverse business aviation community. Today, the NBAA represents more than 10,000 companies that “rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful.”
Sharpen your back-to-school pencils and your sense of appreciation for educators everywhere — it’s wordoku time. Wordoku is Sudoku for wordies. It preserves the logic and order of the puzzles but replaces all of those pesky numbers with the letters of a particular word.
To correctly solve the EDUCATORS wordoku, make sure that every row, column, and 3x3 box contains the following letters exactly once [difficulty: easy as A-B-C; well, almost]:
ICANN is seeking a technical editor-writer to join its team in Los Angeles. Formed in 1998, ICANN is a global nonprofit corporation that coordinates the Internet’s address and naming system. ICANN is “dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable” and uses a community- and consensus-based approach to policy-making.
On this day in 1959, Hawaii became the 50th U.S. state, staggering the rows of stars on the flag and those looking for cheap domestic flights to paradise.
If an Island Hoppers tour isn’t in your immediate future, you can still celebrate Statehood Day: pick a ukulele playlist, grab a Kona coffee (or a Blue Hawaii), and unscramble these dozen words associated with Hawaii.
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is seeking an associate editor to join its team in Arlington, Virginia. Founded in 1944, the NSTA is the largest organization of science educators in the world. It has more than 55,000 members, including teachers, administrators, scientists, industry representatives, and others.
Thanks to clear skies and a waning crescent moon, the annual Perseid meteor shower is giving us quite a show this year. If you couldn’t catch a falling star at the peak of the shower — in the wee hours of yesterday morning — you may still see some shooting tonight and tomorrow night. Experts say to seek a rural spot where the lights of a city won’t interfere and to look to the northeast.
David Sheets has been honing his writing and editing skills for decades, most recently through 15 years at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and now as a communications and public relations manager at Perficient.
What path led to your current position in communications and public relations, David?
The Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) is seeking an editor to join its team in Salt Lake City. Utah’s official nonprofit 529 college savings plan, UESP is dedicated to helping families save for college through flexible, tax advantaged programs.