Points for Style (Guides)

I am an absolute geek for style guides. I own more than one copy of the Chicago Manual of Style, subscribe to the AP Stylebook online, and enjoy helping companies create and maintain their own style guides (AKA brand style guides or design system manuals). I don’t know if it’s because I like rules, or…

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Giving and Receiving Feedback

I recently gave a presentation at work about feedback (the professional kind, not the kind that Nirvana produces). Here are some of the take-aways. Why feedback is important In the workplace, feedback is information about how a person is doing in their efforts to reach certain goals. It’s important because it keeps us oriented to…

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My First Job

My first job that was not babysitting was working concession stands at the Erie Zoo. I was 16, and happy to be setting my feet on the road to experience and independence. First jobs — just like babysitting and lawn mowing — are as much about figuring out what one wants to do or not…

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