Friday, August 26, 2005

a coach for writing

If your team's bench strength doesn't lie in its writing -- or if you're fielding a team of writers who need to go to the next level -- consider a writing coach. We work with you and your team to identify goals and objectives, create assignments, and conduct group or individual coaching. A favorite training: Our self-editing course, which advances a writer's ability to improve her own work before passing it to an editor, resulting in less redlining and more time for the editor in the long run. Whether you want better memos, crisper releases, improved reports or shorter sentences, we can tailor writing coaching to meet your needs. Ask Denise Graveline for more information at info@dontgetcaught.biz.

science writers' guide

Science writers, take note: A revised edition of the A Field Guide for Science Writers: The Official Guide of the National Association of Science Writers, is now available.

nominate a woman of the year...

...in Washington Women in Public Relation's annual "PR Woman of the Year" competition, which honors career excellence in public relations as well as community involvement. This year marks WWPR's 25th anniversary, and the award will be presented in November at a luncheon featuring journalist Eleanor Clift as the keynote speaker. Nominations are due Friday, September 16. For more information on nominations, check here. Denise Graveline of don't get caught, a former recipient of the award, this year serves on the judges' panel.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

politicalspeak

Here in Washington, we're learning that the President wants to continue referring to the "war on terror," despite what appeared to be a coordinated effort by other Administration officials to start calling it the "global struggle against violent extremism." If you like to follow the language of politics, check out this July 1st airing of NPR's 'The Diane Rehm Show," in which linguists and political observers share insights on how the language of politics has changed...we think you'll be intrigued.