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Posts for Falcon Scientific Editing Blog
- “How to Be a Better Editor of Your Own Work.” January 2017.
- “Five Golden Rules for Writing an Abstract.” December 2016.
- “The Proper Use of Articles in English Writing.” November 2016.
- “Important English Academic Style Guides.” November 2016.
- “Origin of the Journal Impact Factor and Its Importance for Researchers Today.” October 2016.
- “Top Ten Phrases to Avoid in Scientific Writing.” October 2016.
- “5 Common Grammar Mistakes Scientists Make in Publications.” October 2016.
- “A Different Kind of Reader: Parenting a Child with Dyslexia.” Parent.co. February 2017.
- “Taming the Inner Critic: Facing Off with the Voice in Your Head.” Author Magazine. March 2016.
- “Survivor: Kitchen Edition.” Kitchens & Baths. June 2013. (C)
- “Opportunities for Writers: Teaching English Abroad.” AWP Job List. Associated Writers & Writing Programs. Sept. 2012. (C)
- “Jumping Ship: Navigating the Waters of Alternative Career Options.” AWP Job List. Jan. 2012. (C)
- “Feeding Our Kids: Fats Essential for Growth.” The Coop Scoop. Honest Weight Food Coop. July/Aug. 2009.
- “The Teaching Portfolio and Your Academic Job Search.” AWP Job List. March 2008. (C)
- “Improving Your Digestion.” The Coop Scoop. Sept. 2006.(C)
- “Disaster Training: UUPer brings Program to Fruition.” The Voice. United University Professions. Jan. 2005. (C)
Personal & Academic
- “Threads of Connections: Researching and Writing Historical Fiction.” Literary Arts Review. October 2016. (C)
- “All My Pretty Ones by Anne Sexton.” Introduction to Literary Context: American Poetry in the 20th Century. Salem Press. 2014. (Reprinted).
- “The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver.” Introduction to Literary Context: American Post-Modernist Novels. Salem Press, 2013. (Reprinted).
- “The Language of Birth” Mothering. Sept/Oct. 2006.
- “From Trauma to (Re)Birth: The Birth Story as a Site of Transformation.” JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, and Politics. Special Issue #2 on Trauma and Rhetoric. 24.3. 2004. (C)
- “Reading Anne.” Modern Language Association. mla.org. June 2001.
- “Of Tattoos and Hair Color” Moxie: For Women Who Dare. June 2000. (C)
- “Excerpt from ‘A Manifesto for a Feminist Narrative Poetic‘.” Women Writers. July 1999.
- “Elegy for a Suicide: Writing and a Suicide Survivor.” In Surviving Literary Suicide by Jeffrey Berman. University of Massachusetts Press, 1999. (C)
- “Peeling the Egg.” Iris: A Journal about Women. April 1998. (C)
- “Don’t Throw Bouquets at Me!” Glamour. May 1997.
- “The Squatting Position.” The Amaranth Review. August 2016.
- “Five Ways to Eat a Grapefruit.” Women Writers. June 2001.
- “Five Ways to Eat a Grapefruit” was also chosen for a dramatic reading at Literally Speaking: An Evening with the Short Story (Hudson Valley Writers’ Guild), April 2005.
- Review of Jane Sexes It Up: True Confessions of Feminist Desire, edited by Merri Lisa Johnson. Women Writers. December 2002.
- Review of A Cross and a Star: Memoirs of a Jewish Girl in Chile, by Marjorie Agosin. Women Writers. June 2002.
- Review of Girl with a Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier. Women Writers. December 2001.
- Review of Reflections of Loko Miwa: A Novel, by Lilas Desquiron. Translated from French by Robin Orr Bodkin. MELUS: Journal of the Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature in the United States. 24.3. Fall 1999. (C)
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