Busy week ahead as we prepare for Claire’s any-day-now maternity leave to start. We’re so excited to welcome another member to The Word Factory family!

• Claire and I are busily putting the finishing touches on our Las Vegas recession and green disaster-resistant building articles for Hanley Wood so the decks will be clear for the imminent arrival.

• I finished the supply chain white paper and will start working another later this week on airport cities.

• I’m beginning to research a piece on Roanoke, Va., for Architect mag.

• Carolyn and I are gearing up for a special content project for the Carrboro Citizen. We’ll be writing some short features on animal wellness and other pet-related topics for a special section debuting next month.

• Steve and I just made the final revisions to our job search presentation for FastTrac Detroit on Saturday. We’re really excited to get back up there!

Speaking of careers, here’s a list of some articles I’ve written in this year for Monster.com on finding work:

Tips for preparing your elevator speech
Recession job-hunting tips
Job search advice for folks over 40
Know when to take the temp or contract assignment
Top tips for temps