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ISSN:1544-8312December 2015
Judy Vorfeld, PublisherIssue 97

Judy's Corner

Photo of Judy Vorfeld, publisher, November 2015 NEW EBOOK FOR START-UP EDITORS AND WRITERS. People often write me asking for advice about starting their own editing or writing business. The many excellent questions from my online visitors allowed me put together a brief eBook with some sample forms/templates to help people fill in some gaps. It took time and research and some amazing people helped by critiquing it.

This eBook will never be finished. New situations will pop up and I want to feel free to make changes and update it.

Here it is, in PDF:

Recently completed a makeover on my Webgrammar site. This site ( is next in line for a renovation.

Hearing Loss Feedback from earlier issue: from my sister, Calamity Jan Pierson: Hi Sis, I was especially interested with the important article on hearing loss and drugs. And your comments. We do have family predisposition to hearing loss and drugs can trigger this with our weakness. My drug was a micin (Not the three listed which are still common today) but one beginning with a "C" which was taken off the market because it definitely caused hearing loss. That was the drug used on me. What I say in my medical information is that I am not to have any antibiotic "micins." Thanks so much, Sis. I always find something (or more than one something on your e-communication-Food for Thought) that is meaningful.

Hope you've enjoyed the holidays in the last several months, and that you have a superb New Year!


Web link for this issue.

Grammar Tip - numbers

Here's what most people practice for general writing as opposed to scientific or technical writing:

  1. Spell out numbers from 1 through 10 and use figures for numbers above 10 if you have text with many numbers. If there aren't many numbers, spell out all numbers under 101.
  2. Use all figures when there is significant technical meaning (especially when using figures in tables, columns, etc.).
  3. Very rarely spell out a number above 10 to de-emphasize the number or make it seem indefinite (example: hundreds of reasons...thousands of reasons...thanks a million...).
  4. Always spell out a number if it's the first word in a sentence.

  5. Above all: be consistent. Express related numbers above and below 10 the same way (We have 7 sheep, 2 pigs, and 12 partridges.). Whenever several numbers appear in the same context, the style for the larger numbers governs that for the smaller.


Arts - CTO - Desktop Publishing, Design, & Typography - Education - Grammar - History - Small Biz/Home Office - Technology - For Writers, Journalists, Playwrights


Andreea Petcu musical videos

The Henrietta Branford Writing Competition: open to any young writer under the age of 19; and The Branford Boase Award for most promising book for severn year-olds and upwards by a first-time novelist

The Film Space, by Film Distributors Association

Toronto Poetry Map

Google Cultural Institute


Old Polish Church - use your mouse to move around the building

Changing Mailing Address Guide.

Open Culture: the best free cultural/educational media on the web

This crazy tree grows 40 kinds of fruit

A Guide to Selling National Geographic Magazines

Quote Investigator: exploring the origins of quotations


The Importance of Desktop Publishing in the Modern Office

When paperclips won't do the job: different types of binding

What is Desktop Publishing?

Using QR Codes in Desktop Publishing


Great Websites for Kids

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Education for Global Leadership

Technology Is Transforming Education Right Before Our Eyes

State-Approved Online Teaching Degrees for Certification

Scribendi Training Courses: Grammar Camp, Editing Camp, Proofreading Camp, How to Write an Essay


Common Errors In English: Professor Paul Brians

Daily Grammar

Daily Writing Tips: Get a daily grammar, spelling, punctuation or vocabulary tip.

Guide To Grammar And Style: Jack Lynch

Professor Charles Darling's Grammar Site



Teaching History with 100 Objects: 100 resources based on objects selected from museums in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and from the British Museum.

Wisconsin Women Making History

40 maps that explain the Roman Empire


Social Media Consultants, Experts & Gurus – Oh My!: Focusing solely on social media or as an independent activity is a disadvantage.

All Media Is Social

What Marketers Really Need To Know About Silly Cat Videos

Emerging Markets And Wealth Are Changing Consumer Behavior: Rich Becker


40 maps that explain outer space

A Photographic Tour of the Cochlea

Tech Insider

Design minimally viable interactions


Does Vocabulary Matter?

47 Top Typography Tools and Resources: Mashable

The Kindle Finally Gets Typography That Doesn't Suck

Who Do You Write For?

Abbreviations: claims to be "the world's largest and most comprehensive directory and search engine for acronyms, abbreviations and initialisms on the Internet."

Ask John Kremer: Questions and Answers on Book and Ebook Marketing



How to find Judy's websites

Editing & Writing Services (Biz site w/writing tips blog)
Office Support Services (Original biz site w/more personal blog & ezine)
Webgrammar for educators, writers, editors, researchers, librarians, etc.
Judy Vorfeld's personal website


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