Editing

Attachment Names and Subject Lines

In another round of going through my inbox of articles submitted to Home Education Magazine, I’m reeling from the number of similarly named articles. Writers have worked hard on their articles for HEM, which we appreciate. But at the moment of truth, when writers “save” or “name” their files, 90% make the same choice:...
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Money Smarts is back for November-December

Writer Carron Armstrong explored resources and ideas to help younger kids learn “money smarts” in her article in the September-October 2009 issue of Home Education Magazine. Coming up in the November-December 2009 issue, Carron Armstrong tells HEM readers about great strategies, websites, books, programs, magazines, and other resources that we can use to  help our older kids...
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An Editor Edits

Today I’m deep in editing articles for the magazine. A time consuming bit is dealing with getting companies’ names, products and trademarks the way companies want them. Checking each company website and correcting or confirming the proper usage can be tedious, but it’s something editors do. Among today’s discoveries and confirmations are these: LEGO(R) is always...
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Writing about Homeschooling

I’ve been writing about homeschooling since 1983. That is, I’ve been writing about it professionally since then; my writings about families and children and learning – everything that comprises what we’ve come to know as homeschooling – go much, much farther back. I did a quick search of my name the other day and...
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