Back in Nicaragua

Posted by Colleen on March 14, 2014 in Blog

I am in Nicaragua until the end of April, where I have a comfortable office, a decent Internet connection, my laptop, and even a little time for indexing.

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Onomatomania

Posted by Colleen on February 7, 2014 in Blog

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on-uh-mat-uh-MAY-nee-uh : an obsession with particular words

 

A little pornography never hurt anybody

Posted by Colleen on January 7, 2014 in Blog

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Thank you, Word Porn.

 

 

 

 

Words that have survived only in idiomatic phrases

Posted by Colleen on December 26, 2013 in Blog
  1. Amok: adverb  behaving uncontrollably and disruptively
  2. Dulcet: adjective  sweet and soothing
  3. Figment: noun  fantastic notion, idea, or fabrication
A flock of figments

A flock of figments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Via the UK’s Society for Editors and Proofreaders. See the rest of the list here.

 

 

 

So little time …

Posted by Colleen on December 4, 2013 in Blog

#Click here for synopses of NPR’s favorites of 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Be still, my heart

Posted by Colleen on October 23, 2013 in Blog

I went to hear Richard Blanco last night, only to fall in love with him even more. He was Just Buffalo’s first author of this season’s Babel Series. And this morning …

Richard Blanco, hanging out on Delaware Avenue

Oh, yeah. That’s us hanging out on Delaware Ave.

Listen to One Today, his inaugural poem.

 

 

 

SVS (Silicon Valley Syndrome)

Posted by Colleen on October 10, 2013 in Blog
I've got the SVS.

What it looks like.

 

 

It comes from too much time in front of the computer — eye strain, back and neck pain, headaches, sore wrists. Read more about SVS here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High stress in the Nicaraguan office

Posted by Colleen on September 25, 2013 in Blog

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We freelancers work everywhere

Posted by Colleen on September 20, 2013 in Blog

So I’ll be indexing from Nicaragua for a while. See you in October.

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Follow the ongoing adventure here.

 

Yes, it is

Posted by Colleen on September 1, 2013 in Blog

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