TalentMEDIA: In Life, There Is No Red Squiggle

My brother doesn’t use a space after a comma in his Facebook posts. That’s right; no space. But I love him—and converse with him online—anyway.   I correct grammar and punctuation for a living; but when a Facebook friend posts about the Golden Globes, hundreds…

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TalentFIT: What Can Water Do For You?

Feeling tired and run-down lately? Have you been unable to cool off in this hot weather and become overheated easily? Here’s an easy solution: WATER!   Water is an incredible substance , and our bodies need a lot of it every day. No matter if you’re…

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TalentMEDIA: Curl Up With A Good Style Guide

My Aunt Jane used to read cookbooks like they were novels, and she was the best cook I’ve ever known. I think I understand the correlation, now that I work with style guides. If you take the time to dig deeply into them, you can…

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TalentMEDIA: The Designer Dilemma

I’ve been designing, decorating, illustrating, and organizing for over 20 years. I never imagined I’d make a career out of it. It sort of just happened by accident. I’ve always been that person who sees a design or a project and says, “I can do…

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TalentFIT: Helpful Summer Tips

Gearing up for summer vacations or fun weekend activities? Don’t forget to pack some healthy snacks, some water, and of course, your sunscreen! No one likes an aching sunburn, and we’ve got some great tips to prevent your skin from getting a little too kissed…

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TalentMEDIA: Grammar Tips – Affect vs. Effect

As a person who deals mainly with numbers on a day-to-day basis, I still need to be able to communicate effectively with my coworkers and bosses. The biggest grammar challenge I constantly second-guess myself on is when to use “affect” or “effect.” Now, I know…

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Vacation: Temporary Staffing for Short-Term Employment

Summer is always an enjoyable time of year for people to get out of the office for a while and enjoy some relaxing time away. Vacation season is in full swing around the country, and perhaps some companies feel a bit daunted at the thought…

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TalentMEDIA: How Your Internal Clock Affects Your Productivity At Work

A few years ago in July, I was up, awake, and going through my work email at 4 a.m. You don’t often find me at my desk in the middle of the night, but I was fortunate to have just returned from a nice vacation in Europe…

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TalentFIT: Accessing Your TalentFIT Portal

It’s officially Summer! So what better time to start your First Healthy Choice with BeTalentFit. Follow the tutorial below for a quick & easy way to get started, earn points and get on the path to a healthier lifestyle!   Now it’s time to dive into…

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TalentMEDIA: An Editorial Strut: How the Comma Queen Revitalized My Joy For Editing

The American Copy Editors Society hosted a recent Twitter chat on keeping your focus on editing during the summer. The ensuing conversation had some great tips for breaking up a long work day and managing time. My recommendation for revitalizing your editing is to read…

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TalentMEDIA: How to Talk Baseball with New Guidance from the Associated Press Stylebook 2015

If you’re anything like me, your social media presence consists almost exclusively of talking baseball. I’m a Washington Nationals fan. Many of those posts are a poor attempt to relieve my frustration by venting about the team and our misfortunes—and mishaps. And mistakes. I never…

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TalentMEDIA: What’s New in the Associated Press Stylebook 2015

The 2015 edition of the Associated Press Stylebook became available in late May 2015. The guide includes a “What’s New” page at the beginning of the book, noting changes including new entries in the Sports, Fashion, and Religion chapters; an updated Photo Captions section; and words from…

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