Julie Coleman, freelance editor, provides grammar and publishing information, specializing in the Minneapolis and St Paul, MN metro area. For authors, editors, and those who love books.
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National Grammar Day on Mar 4, 2009Did you know that today is National Grammar Day? Thanks to the good people at SPOGG (The Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar), we have a special day to celebrate proper speaking and writing. Though, really, shouldn't we do that every day? :-)I
Check Out The Loft on Mar 3, 2009If you are an aspiring writer in the Twin Cities, there's no better resource than The Loft Literary Center. Whether you want to take a class in the art or business of writing, connect with other writers, have access to a writing studio or materials,.
Pressing the Issue on Feb 27, 2009Yesterday I took a tour of the Nomadic Press, located at 878 Stryker Ave. in St. Paul. Kent Aldrich, Cheiftain (as he calls himself) and owner of the letterpress shop, has been in business for about 20 years. He's a really nice guy, incredibly knowle
Breaking Down Language Barriers on Feb 25, 2009My husband and I had a wonderful trip to Spain. The main portion of our time was devoted to the Vaughan Town program, in which we spoke English with Spaniards. All the Spaniards on this program have a conversational level of English and are trying to...
Vacation in Spain on Feb 1, 2009If you try to contact me and don't hear back right away, it's because I'm on vacation in Spain! My husband and I are going to do the Vaughan Town program (conversing in English with Spaniards) and then spend some extra time exploring Madrid
Books on Demand on Jan 15, 2009Yesterday I went to an event hosted by the Minnesota Book Publishers Roundtable. The presentation was about digital book technologies, including ebooks and print-on-demand books. If trends parallel those of the iPod, by 2014 about one-third of all bo...