Articles and Interviews

about Writing, Editing, Indexing, Podcasting, and Me

interviews of me

articles, reviews, and editing by me

  • Why I Prefer to Read Fiction without Lessons or Messages,” Jane Friedman Blog, Oct. 19, 2023
  • How Smaller Organisms Adapt to Amazon in the Self-Publishing Ecosystem,” Jane Friedman Blog, Aug. 23, 2023
  • “The Index in Pale Fire,” Bulletin (Indexing and Abstracting Society of Canada), v. 26, no. 1 (spring 2003)
  • review: Eats, Shoots & Leaves, by Lynne Truss, in Active Voice (Jan. 2005)
  • Editor of Edition, the newsletter of the Toronto Branch of the Editors’ Association of Canada, 2003–2004
  • review: Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2001 reissue), in Edition (Editors’ Association of Canada, Toronto Branch), Mar. 2002

topical articles by me in journals and newspapers

 

During 2008-2009 (and a little into 2010), I was a member of the Community Editorial Board of the Kingston Whig-Standard, and given the luxury of publishing a column every couple of months.

  • “Column Courts with Word Danger” (January 6, 2010)
  • “Flu Hysteria Has Caused, Aggravated Problems” (November 6, 2009)
  • “The Slippers Test of Old Age” (September 5, 2009)
  • “Obama: Not God, But Better Than Bush” (July 9, 2009)
  • “Pope Didn’t Say He’s Sorry” (May 12, 2009)
  • “Senators: Please Get to Work” (March 14, 2009)
  • “Writing Lessons Learned” (February 10, 2009)
  • “Politicians Let Us Down” (December 11, 2008)
  • “My Election Day Guilt Trip” (October 15, 2008)
  • “Bush Displays His Hypocrisy” (August 16, 2008)
  • “How the Mayor Has Failed” (June 17, 2008)
  • “Get the Fighting Out of Hockey” (April 19, 2008)

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  • “Mais Oui, But of Course I Speak Français” (Aug. 22, 2002)
  • “Getting a Grip on the Grapplers” (Sept. 25, 1989)

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  • “A Foodaholic Is Tired of Being Consumed” (Aug. 2, 1994)

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  • “Leave Language Alone!” (May 1992)

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