Extending the ladder

to high school journalists It meant a lot to me as a high school journalist to meet and learn from pros already in the field. Luckily, one of my Dad's best friends and poker buddies was the editor of the local paper, Jim Shumaker (on whom the Shoe cartoon was based)....
Writing Coach vs. Ghost Writer

Writing Coach vs. Ghost Writer

A friend's brother recently contacted me for help creating a letter of interest for a new job. This is something I help clients with a lot. It's hard to write about ourselves -- even professional writers struggle with that. It's even harder when we have a huge...

5 things to do before you quit your job

26 years ago today was my last as a full-time employee for someone else. I left the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC to start my own business, what is now The Word Factory. A few tips for those of you considering a similar move: Do the math. Before you cut the...