Ridge Writing Retreats

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  • Think globally, write locally – and save the planet?

    February 3, 2020 by

    I started facilitating writing retreats partly out of flight shame. Every year, I go to meet colleagues at several conferences all over Europe, which means a lot of flying. At METM19, we felt this had to change: translators and editors need to take more environmental responsibility. In 2020, I decided to invest most of my… Read more

  • First you write a sentence

    January 7, 2020 by

    When I started editing, I really needed help with the US style guides. Brits (except Scots) don’t learn the rules of our common language like Americans do. We are much more likely to make style choices because “it just feels right” and don’t really know why. The Chicago Manual of Style offers “workouts” to test… Read more

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Cover image: the ridge/harju in Jyväskylä. All photos (c) Kate Sotejeff-Wilson