Portland ME: restaurants

Not that I’m more interested in food than in the presentations for the ASI conference in Portland ME, but that’s important, too. I found this article in Bon Apetit on where to eat in Portland ME and thought I’d share it. I do intend to eat some lobster and oysters while I’m there!  Links included in the article; however, Scales Restaurant  is mentioned no link is given. Thanks to Google, you can check that one out here

 

From Potomac Indexing Blog

From Joanne Sprott on the Potomac Indexing Blog here a great article on “Name Dropping in the Index” that I found helpful in dealing with names in some indexes–particularly in academic publications where “vanity”  inclusion is an issue–where the number of times an author is cited is important.

Good information for authors and for indexers.

 

Webinar on WordPress Websites

Since we all probably do have websites, I’m sure this will be huge benefit for a very modest financial investment.

Creating and Securing Your WordPress Website for Marketing Success

with Joanne Sprott and Rich Hamilton

February 22, 2017

10 am Pacific; 11 am Mtn; 12 pm Central; 1 pm Eastern

Rich Hamilton (longtime WordPress coder and the tech whiz behind ASI’s website) and Joanne Sprott (longtime indexer, editor, and tech-savvy user of WordPress for her own sites) are teaming up to provide indexers with a guide to online visibility for their freelance businesses through the WordPress content management system.

 

  • Learn how to create your own website using user-friendly WordPress
  • Determine the best content to include on your website
  • Discern how to choose a theme and add widgets that make it easier for you
  • Create content that pulls in prospective clients and presents your indexing services and portfolio using WordPress features
  • Build security measures into your website to prevent hackers from breaking into your site
  • Discover how WordPress makes it possible for you to manage your own website
  • Find out the two things that you must have on your website

The webinar is just $19 for members, and you will have long-term access to the replay following the event. After February 22, purchase the replay for $29.  Nonmembers $59.00; Replay $69.00

 

http://www.asindexing.org/webinars/sprotthamilton_wordpress/

 

Singular They: Older than you Think

I had not realized that there was history about this issue–I’ve read some current articles on the use of the singular they.

Nicholas C. Rossis

Singular they | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Image: aas.org

Elle Boca, a dear author friend of mine, went through my Beats manuscript with a fine comb (for which I can’t thank her enough).

Most of her comments I readily accepted. To my surprise, however, she repeatedly complained about my use of singular they, which she assumed were typos.

This prompted this post, as I’m curious to hear what you think.

What is Singular They?

Wikipedia defines singular they as the use in English of the pronoun they, or its inflected or derivative forms, such as them, their, themself, or themselves, as a gender-neutral pronoun to refer to a single person or an antecedent that is grammatically singular. It typically occurs with an antecedent of indeterminate gender, as in sentences such as:

  • Somebody left their umbrella in the office. Would they please collect it?”
  • The patient should be told at the outset how much they will…

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