"Many editors also lean toward the introvert side of the spectrum, but this doesn’t mean we’re inherently bad at networking. In fact, introverts can be even better at networking than our extrovert peers! All it takes is practice. Here are 9 tips to use at your next networking event ..." Source: Networking for Introverts: 9 Tips to Use at Your Next … Continue reading Article: “Networking for Introverts: 9 Tips to Use at Your Next Event”
For me, a mentor is basically Dumbledore: a wise, composed, compassionate teacher with a sense of humor who is somehow able to see a few steps ahead. (Note: the beard is optional.) It's the way she answers my questions, teaching me why and how. It's the challenges she presents, daring me to take that one extra action, because who knows? Something wonderful … Continue reading The Basics: How to Find a Mentor
"Every editor eventually faces the question of 'damage control' and over a long career, may face it more than once. Preparation is the best way to address the issue." Source: The Business of Editing: Putting Out the Fire
"As an introvert with anxiety, the ability to work from home has been a godsend. There’s no elevator small talk. Meetings are accomplished over text and email. The phone stays off, and my mind stays steady. It may sound reclusive, but the truth is I do work better this way, because I’m not anxious about making … Continue reading Article: “Tips for Business Meetings When You Have Anxiety”
After publishing the post on working while homeschooling, I received several questions about meetings. How do I handle them while homeschooling a boy who is too young to stay home by himself? The answer? It depends. Most of the time, I schedule meetings around the days my son has an activity outside the house. We … Continue reading Meetings and Homeschooling: Options.
They’re driven. There is nothing that lights a fire under you faster than knowing your family is depending on you—and only you. That translates into motivation and the willingness to go the extra mile. They know what they don’t know. It’s a skill that only comes with life experience and yes, age. It means these workers … Continue reading Single Parents and Why You Should Hire Them.