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The Importance of Proof Reading: Even the Big Guys Make Mistakes

The Importance of Proof Reading: Even the Big Guys Make Mistakes

My first flight with our toddler recently taught me a great deal. I learned the need to pack twice as many snacks as what he would normally consume in a 5-hour period, bring several quiet activities to keep him occupied, and toss out of my mind all ideas of watching...
The Editor’s Role in the Healthcare World: Part 2

The Editor’s Role in the Healthcare World: Part 2

In last week’s post, I shared part of an interview with a former colleague and friend (we’re calling her SH) who has worked in various roles and capacities in healthcare communications. I’m sure you’ll enjoy part 2 of the interview, where SH...
The Editor’s Role in the Healthcare World: Part 1

The Editor’s Role in the Healthcare World: Part 1

I recently had the chance to interview a former colleague and friend—we’ll call her SH—who has worked in various roles and capacities in healthcare communications. As I expected, she was full of wisdom for writers, editors, and project managers. Here is part 1 of the...

Innovation in Language: Taking “Meducation” to the Streets

The other day I was texting with a friend and former colleague and she made a typo—not a problem. Texting is meant to be a fast means of communication, and who among us hasn’t hit a neighbouring “o” instead of an “i” resulting in a hilarious misuse of prepositions?...

The Beginning of an Era

Okay, so the title might be a little dramatic. But I’ve finally done it. I’ve joined the wonderful, wacky world of blogging.  Hi, there! I’m Heather Hepplewhite, a freelance editor/proofreader in the continuing health education (CHE) and...