It’s been a decade since I spent my days as a book editor cleaning up medical textbook manuscripts and proofreading what felt like millions (billions?) of newsletters, podcast scripts, and teaching manuals. But even though my book editor days are long behind me, I still find myself reaching for my trusty red pen. So what am I crossing out,…

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Out of all the bad habits that hold you back from being successful, procrastinating is probably the worst. It doesn’t matter if you’ve designed a beautiful project plan, organized all your priorities, or have the most high-tech resources to help you do your work. If you’re not feeling motivated, then you won’t make even the…

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Happy July! My fellow American Life Editors and I celebrated a subdued Independence Day last weekend. I may not have enjoyed any fireworks or festivals, but there was one big benefit to being stuck inside . . .  Plenty of time to add new classes to the Life Editor Clubhouse! If you haven’t visited the Clubhouse in a while,…

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So 2020 probably didn’t turn out like how you had planned. Honestly, I can barely remember my new year’s resolutions or any of the goals I had for myself. And I bet you’re feeling a little mixed up too. Instead of trudging on and ignoring how much has changed, why not scrap your expectations and…

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Let’s take a minute to talk about your goals. I filmed this video in March and as we wrap up this first quarter of 2020, I have a question for you. How are you doing on your new year’s resolutions? OK, I’m not trying to shame you. Most of us give up on our lofty…

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The Editor’s Notebook is my place to share the things I’m loving this week and other random links that have caught my eye. Enjoy! What I’m Loving This Week Miss Americana. I’m loving this new documentary about Taylor Swift. How Accurate Are Punxsutawney Phil’s Groundhog Day Weather Predictions? Well, at least he looks cute. Happy…

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