Book Review: Life without Envy by Camille DeAngelis

  (St. Martin’s Press, 2016) By Michelle Waitzman Camille DeAngelis is a novelist whose career has had its ups and downs. Like many writers, she often found herself battling self-doubt, jealousy, bitterness, and frustration. She decided that it was time to re-examine her beliefs about herself and her career and, most importantly, to examine her … Continue reading Book Review: Life without Envy by Camille DeAngelis

Book Review: Make It Happen, by Kari Chapin

(Chronicle Books) By Christine Albert Time is a commodity that often seems to be in short supply. Recognizing the need for professionals to learn not only how they’re using their time, but also how to work more efficiently, Kari Chapin created Make It Happen: A Workbook and Productivity Tracker for Getting Stuff Done. A business … Continue reading Book Review: Make It Happen, by Kari Chapin

Book Review: Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from around the World  by Yee-Lum Mak 

(Chronicle Books, 2016) By Jaye Marsh Jungian analyst Robert Johnson’s oft-quoted words from his book The Fisher King and the Handless Maiden have stayed with me: "Sanskrit has 96 words for love, ancient Persian has 80, Greek three, and English only one." Given the English language's predilection for absorbing new words from many cultures, it … Continue reading Book Review: Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from around the World  by Yee-Lum Mak 

Book Review: Hustle by Neil Patel, Patrick Vlaskovits, and Jonas Koffler

(Rodale Books, 2016) By Deepi Harish Most people talk about their dreams, yet few people do anything to achieve them. From start to finish, Hustle is a burst of inspiration to “do something. Do something that moves you. Do something that excites or energizes you. Don’t talk about it. Don’t dream it. Don’t plan it. … Continue reading Book Review: Hustle by Neil Patel, Patrick Vlaskovits, and Jonas Koffler

Book Review: Level Up Your Life by Steve Kamb

(Rodale Books, January 2016) By Jessica Trudel Not all editors are writers, but all editors are readers. The majority of us fell in love with stories when we were little, making friends with the characters on the page. Some of those memorable characters were inside TV shows, movies, and video games, too. Steve Kamb, the … Continue reading Book Review: Level Up Your Life by Steve Kamb

Book review: Marketing Your Editing & Proofreading Business, by Louise Harnby

By Amy Haagsma Louise Harnby touts this as “a book for editorial business owners, by an editorial business owner.” She promises that it is not a marketing textbook and that she’s done her best to avoid using jargon; rather, she’s tried to give editorial professionals real advice in the same manner she would in a … Continue reading Book review: Marketing Your Editing & Proofreading Business, by Louise Harnby

Book review: Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris

By Laura Godfrey Part memoir and part thoughtful guide to grammar and punctuation, Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen is Mary Norris’s tribute to her decades as a copy editor for The New Yorker. Her new book, which is often funny and personal but also delves deeply into common linguistic challenges (that … Continue reading Book review: Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris

Book review: Business Planning for Editorial Freelancers by Louise Harnby

By Amy Haagsma As a new editor, I have set out to learn as much as I can about editing, both the business and the craft. Among the many fantastic resources I’ve discovered are Louise Harnby’s blog, The Proofreader’s Parlour, and her books, Business Planning for Editorial Freelancers and Marketing Your Editing & Proofreading Business. Harnby is a U.K.-based … Continue reading Book review: Business Planning for Editorial Freelancers by Louise Harnby