Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Despite occasionally thinking I’m too old to read this childhood to coming-of-age book, I found it really compelling. Wonderful nature descriptions mixed with a page-turner plot.
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Being pilots and now owning our own airplane, my husband and idea have had opportunities others may only dream of–hopping over to one of the San Juan Islands in Puget Sound just for a stroll and lunch; observing the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, from Midvale, Idaho; coming back across the mountains without the hassle of highway traffic.
Contrary to what you may think, the adult spelling bee gets its name from the age restriction, not the type of words. For some reason, spelling bees are widely regarded as being for children. Not so, in my experience. Here are some I have had fun at.
Soon after I started this blog last summer, the project editor at the Southern Illinois University Press found me and asked if I was interested in copyediting a book for them. Given its daunting name of Mestiza Rhetorics: An Anthology of Mexicana Activism in the Spanish-Language Press, 1887–1922, I had to decide whether I was interested enough and qualified to work with old-fashioned Spanish-language texts written in a period of Mexican history I was not extremely familiar with. I’m glad I said yes.
Continue reading An interesting bilingual project
PubWest, a trade association formerly known as the Rocky Mountain Book Publishers Association, puts on fun and informative conferences. Today they released this attractive poster for the conference.
I got a chance to meet a couple of the senior editors on staff at UC Press last May during the Saturday lunch at my first National Museum Publishing Seminar. That’s a biennial conference that was held at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco this year. A highlight of the weekend was the party at “the newly transformed and expanded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) [, which] opened its doors to the public on May 14, 2016.”
While my husband attends the Microscopy & Microanalysis conference in Baltimore this week, I decided to be a part-time tourist and copyedit a journal article part-time as well. Today I visited the National Aquarium, which I was surprised to discover contains much more than a shark tank, numerous fresh- and saltwater tanks of fish and coral, and a movie theater. That could be because it is two aquaria merged together.
I am a member of several professional organizations that have been helpful in different ways over the years.
Back in about 2004, before Microsoft purchased LinkedIn, I joined up as a way to publicize my business. I have added to my profile over the years so that it reflects my background and skills well, and I enjoy making connections.
Northwest Editors Guild
Looking for my blog? I don’t [didn’t at the time I wrote this in 2014!—Ed.] have one yet, but here is my professional website, where you can find out more about the editorial services I offer and my interests:
Beth Chapple’s Freelance Language Services