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Three sentences in a trench coat pretending to be a coherent thought

At least once a week when I’m reading, or editing, copy related to work I’ll skim over something and realize that what I just read makes no sense. Sure, the…

Bottle of Tres Comas held by Russ Hanneman, character on Silicon Valley
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Make your sentences poorer, get out of the three comma club

There’s a running gag in the show Silicon Valley about a character obsessed with being in the “three comma” club. Being a billionaire, in other words. When he loses enough…

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How to make money writing, the query letter (or email…)

Prior to taking the job I have now as editorial director for, I was a freelancer for about six years, writing for Linux Magazine, Enterprise Linux Magazine,, Linux…