A few intriguing items for you this week: eavesdropping on writers, reading writers’ minds, invisible nautical terms brought to light, and the thrilling conclusion to a mystery. Plus, an intriguing bonus item ...
Purchasing a cartful of food and treats to keep our 75-lb. dog nourished in body and spirit for a few weeks, I swiped my card and enthusiastically punched the option for an email receipt. I was happy to forgo a 4-ft. paper receipt to fold and fold and fold and shove into a pocket, forgotten until laundry day. The cashier handed me a 2-ft. ribbon of paper that looked suspiciously like a receipt. The system apparently isn’t sophisticated enough to also email the point-of-sale specials, discounts, and survey invitations, so they ended up somewhere in my car (console? cupholder? glove box?).
OSF HealthCare is seeking a medical editor to join its editorial team at the Illinois Neurological Institute (INI) in Peoria, Illinois. OSF HealthCare includes nine hospitals and medical centers, two colleges of nursing, a network of home health services, and healthcare-related businesses, philanthropies, and ministries. The INI offers clinical care, technology, research, and education to provide diagnostic, patient, and family care.
March is never very springlike in my neck of the woods, but each year I hold out hope for a warm and verdant first day of spring. Today, I continue to hold out hope for next year. I come from a patient people. A patient, spring-loving people.
APICS is seeking an associate editor to join its publications team in Chicago. Established in 1957 as the American Production and Inventory Control Society, APICS recently merged with the Supply Chain Council and is the leading professional association for global supply chain and operations management. APICS has more than 250 global partners and more than 40,000 members that it supplies with education, certification, research, and development opportunities.
Writers do a lot of writing. Much of it is done while working against a deadline. Whether they see it as “cranking it out” or “letting the words flow,” a certain rhythm and rush develops and becomes helpful as they string words together for their readers to follow. Occasionally, this rhythm borrows a bit too heavily from ready-made phrases that handily slot into place, filling word counts and the need for rudimentary communication. I’m talking about clichés.
I have a bad case of conference FOMO right now. This “fear of missing out” is an anxiety generally associated with teens peeking through the social media window into the exciting lives of friends, acquaintances, celebrities, the world. As an introvert who is shaking hands with middle age, I’m usually immune. Sometimes, I can’t even hide the smile when I learn that plans have been cancelled and I get to stay home.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) is seeking a copyeditor/content coordinator to join its team in Haverford, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. Established in 1991, LBBC is a national nonprofit organization that provides information and support to individuals and caregivers whose lives have been affected by breast cancer.