Laura S.
Subscriber since: August 2009
Location: Portland, ME
About Me
I'm a copy editor, proofreader and writer for a variety of businesses, organizations and websites
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Favorite Word:

orange
"Orange" is one of my favorite words because it so vividly conjurs up the fruit. The "o" in orange and the shape of the fruit... well, it just seems right, somehow. And I love the color orange. "Orangeness," however — not so much.
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Least Favorite Word:

impact
The vile "impact" is my least favorite when it's used instead of "affect," but I've seen "impactful" and that's worse. How did that impact your thinking? It was an impactful event. Dear oh dear oh dear.
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Favorite Quote:

"I guess the truth is, I just like junk."
- John Steinbeck

Favorite Topics:

Business writing:

Working Titles
- 2 Comments

Copywriting:

Laughing Matters
- 4 Comments

Creativity:

Language:

New Virus, New Words

Marketing copy:

Dubiously Distinguished
- 12 Comments

Online:

Guys and... ?
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News Speak
- 2 Comments

Poetry:

Politics:

Suffrage and Language
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Usage:

Comparative Nonsense
- 5 Comments
Unexpected Cousins
- 8 Comments

Word Origins:

New Virus, New Words