I remember having precisely one high school English teacher who purported to “teach grammar,” and did so from a text that was thicker than a fist and duller than a rolling pin — the kind of book that wields the rules of syntax like a blunt instrument. Now, this was a long time ago, so … More Noun Phrase Appositives
Even in STEM careers, reading and writing are vital skills. In this installment of the Red Pen Pedestrian “Real Talk” series, we’re profiling Rebecca Whiteside, a Geographic Information Systems Specialist at an engineering firm. She tells us how important reading and writing are to what she does, and how she might just have helped avert a small zombie apocalypse with her skills. … More Real Talk: Rebecca Whiteside
Today we’re profiling Vince Engel, who has had a prolific and celebrated career as an advertising Creative Director and Director. He not only has worked at some of the most premier agencies in the business, he also founded his own. If there’s something he doesn’t know about advertising, it’s probably not worth knowing. … More Real Talk: Vince Engel
The Red Pen Pedestrian “Real Talk” series gives professionals in a variety of industries a chance to share why reading and writing are so critical to what they do.
Today, we’re profiling social media marketing expert Brendan Gahan, named one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 in Marketing and Advertising in 2013. You can check out his media strategy blog and his popular “The Confessional” series of anonymous interviews with influencer marketing experts here at brendangahan.com. … More Real Talk: Brendan Gahan
By now, you’ve probably read about the University of Chicago’s letter to students warning that it does not support “safe spaces” or “trigger warnings” and will not cancel invited speakers who prove controversial.
I think this letter is bullshit. Here’s why. … More What We Talk About When We Talk About Safe Spaces
Young college students and high school students often underestimate how valuable reading and writing skills are in the real world, and why they matter so much in jobs that aren’t commonly associated with those skills. I’ve started this series, Real Talk, to give professionals in a variety of industries a chance to share why reading and writing are so critical to what they do.
Today, we’re profiling visual designer Ellen Ma. … More Real Talk: Ellen Ma