Click here for synopses of these great reads of 2013 from NPR.
Listen to One Today, his inaugural poem.
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.
So I’ll be indexing from Nicaragua for a while. See you in October.
Follow the ongoing adventure here.
A nice voice wanted advice on getting started as an editorial freelancer. Louise Harnby gave her some.
A silence followed on the other end of the phone. I assumed she was frantically scribbling down all this information. “The thing is, I really want to make a career out of this but there’s so much to get your head around. That’s why I called. I just need to know how to go about it. I’ve always loved books, always loved reading. I think I’d be good at this. I notice spelling errors when I read magazines and books and newspapers and I really love words.
Read the rest of Louise’s article here.
What is hip? The author, Phil Ford, says that music has always been the royal road to hip.
Here’s the Amazon link where — if you’re inclined to such things — you can review my 40-page index of what is and is not hip.
I get asked this question a lot. Here is an answer I found recently that I’ll use from now on. It’s from Stephen Ingle, president and CEO of WordCo.
The best indexers are highly educated people interested in learning, who are very detail-oriented yet can see the big picture. They often have areas of very specialized knowledge. They are committed to learning the ins and outs of indexing and becoming productive over a period of several years.