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The other author of ‘Don Quixote’ – The Boston Globe

The other author of ‘Don Quixote’ – The Boston Globe

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National Grammar Day :: Quick and Dirty Tips

March 4 is National Grammar Day: Send a free E-Card via Grammar Girl and vote for your favorite Schoolhouse Rock episode too!

National Grammar Day :: Quick and Dirty Tips.

Publishing: The Revolutionary Future – The New York Review of Books

Publishing: The Revolutionary Future – The New York Review of Books.

American Society for Indexing Announces Golden Turkey Award, and the winner is…

…Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue, which does not include an index, although several online attempts to provide one (serious and not-so-serious) have been made (see, for example, a not-so-serious index posted on Slate: http://www.slate.com/id/2235917/ and a somewhat more earnest attempt by the New Republic: http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/the-going-rogue-index).

This award was not meant as a political statement; the point is, rather, that surely any book on a former and possibly future candidate for political office is important enough to deserve an index.  For the full announcement, see http://www.asindexing.org/site/PR20091120.shtml.

The surprising incarnations of Strunk and White’s ELEMENTS OF STYLE

Today the New York Times has a piece on the 50th anniversary of the publication of Strunk and White’s Elements of Style, which was recently also the subject of some controversy generated by an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Whatever your opinion, it’s worth checking out the illustrated edition (featuring images by Maira Kalman) that came out in 2005. In fact, the publication of the illustrated edition was also the occasion for the performance of a song cycle (written by Nico Muhly) based on Strunk & White…. perhaps they’ll bring it back for the anniversary?

Helpful Advice for Getting That First Book Published…

The Chronicle of Higher Education often has helpful articles about the world of academic publishing. Getting that first book published may seem intimidating, but we all know it’s critical for tenure, at least in the Humanities. Here’s a helpful article from a former editor:

http://chronicle.com/jobs/news/2009/04/2009040601c.htm

Schott’s Vocab Blog

This is an amusing little blog:  “If language is the archives of history, as Emerson believed, then Schott’s Vocab is an attempt to index those archives on the fly.”

http://schott.blogs.nytimes.com/

New Link: The EFA’s Common Editorial Rates

I’ve just added a new link to the EFA’s common editorial rates.  These are good guidelines to follow when trying to determine what to pay or what to charge.  Of course, many freelancers, including me, prefer to use a per-page rate based on a sample of the text.

Harvard encourages dusting off the classics – The Boston Globe

Harvard encourages dusting off the classics – The Boston Globe

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What are undergraduates going to do with a major in classics? How about this: create a niche for themselves in indexing.

Portfolio and résumé updated

I’ve finally had some time to update my project list and have divided it by general service provided.  The list is not exhaustive and is not updated frequently, but it should provide some idea of the types of projects I have worked on. I have also done some project management, composition, and translation.  For specific information about these services, please ask.