Born on this day in 1859, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish doctor in London who created master sleuth Sherlock Holmes. After writing numerous detective tales during the first few slow years of doctoring, Doyle left his practice in 1891 and began publishing a regular series of Holmes stories in The Strand.
LinkedIn is, undoubtedly, a valuable site for professionals of all kinds, including editors. It can be used as a dynamic online résumé, a virtual watercooler, a job-searching site, a news ticker, a think tank, a support group, a publishing platform, and more.
The College of the Holy Cross is seeking an assistant editor to join its Holy Cross Magazine team in Worcester, Massachusetts. Holy Cross is a private, liberal arts undergraduate college founded in 1843 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). It is a highly selective college that offers “rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition” and has been recognized for value and excellence in Kiplinger, Forbes, Princeton Review, U.S.
April showers have finally given way to May flowers for most of our readers in the Northern Hemisphere, and May flowers are quickly giving way to June weeding of vegetable gardens. Between the end-of-May graduation parties and the summer fight against garden pests, don’t forget to stop and enjoy your flower of choice now and again.
To correctly solve the MAY FLOWER wordoku, make sure that every row, column, and 3x3 box contains the following letters exactly once [difficulty: a few posy nothings]:
If there’s one question that inexperienced freelancers ask more often than any other (and even experienced and successful freelancers sometimes struggle to answer), it’s “How much should I charge?” It’s a tough conversation to have, because the answer inevitable begins with “it depends...” and that can be frustrating to hear when you’re hoping for a quick and easy answer.
Freelancers don’t always get to choose their workflow and content-delivery methods, so we often end up using more than one storage/sharing/project-management service. One thing I’ve noticed as I’ve dipped in and out of many of these systems is that each seems to have its specialty. OneDrive and iCloud are smooth, integrated systems for their respective Microsoft and Apple ecosystems. Basecamp is a central hub for already connected teams. Google Drive is famously collaboration oriented. Box and Dropbox are masters of compatibility and sharing options.
The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) is seeking a manuscript editor to join its team in Boston. Established in 1781 and continually operating since, MMS is an independent, nonprofit physicians association that has received several workplace awards in the last few years.
When I was very young, my sister and I observed May Day by making paper baskets filled with violets and dandelions or lilacs and apple blossoms. We would hang them on neighbors’ and relatives’ doors and then ring or knock and run away. It was delightful.