This week’s Variety Hour is early, since I’ll be on a plane to New York City on Wednesday for the ASJA conference. I could’ve scheduled it to post later, but why make you wait?
In honor of ASJA 2012, the majority of these posts have something to do with wordsmithing. The rest are a bit science-y. Enjoy!
Oh, and while you’re checking out the best articles on the web… feel free to look at my newly updated writing portfolio! Special thanks to Maartje for helping me with the technical aspects of adding my latest, shiniest new clips.
- Comac, McCarthy & the semi-colon. Great post about what happens when your editor and copyeditor suck. 2007 post by Helen DeWitt.
- But copyeditors need love, too! So here’s some handouts from the ACES conference.
- How Freelancers and Other Writers Can Use Pinterest. But only if you want to!
- The Flight From Conversation. How technology has made us increasingly isolated, sacrificing face-to-face conversation for electronic connections.
For Better or Worse
- Forget that Survey. Here’s Why Journalism Is the Best Job, Ever. Jeff Bercovici gives the profession some love on Forbes.com.
- Thinking of writing for HuffPo? Check out this comic first.
- How 25 National Magazine Award Nominations Went to 25 Male Writers. Apparently, nobody’s heard of women writing long-form pieces about non-gender-specific things? Interesting discussion, though.
- Your Brain on Nature. Krista Scott-Dixon’s interview with Dr. Alan Logan. Now go outside.
- Depression: It’s In Your Blood, Can Be Tested. Fascinating, huh?