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West Coast Editor 2010

You may view or download any issue of West Coast Editor from 2009. Each is available as a PDF file.Click the title to view it in your web browser, or right-click (Windows) or ctrl-click (Mac) and choose "download" or "save" to save a copy on your computer.

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  • Conference 2011 update, by Theresa Best and Naomi Pauls  
  •   “The 12 Days of Christmas” (WCE version of the classic) 
  •  Curios 
  •  A gift of Christmas past, present, and future, by Carol Tulpar  
  •  A gift for a stressed-out new mum, by Cheryl Hannah 
  •  Harry’s Christmas pilgrimage, by Hugh Macdonald  
  •  Aunt Broccoli’s green tips: the frugal fashionista “repurposes” and “upcycles” winter holiday gift clothing that didn’t quite work out, by Jennifer Getsinger  
  •  A gift for my identity theft obsessed aunt, by Cheryl Hannah 
  •  WCE kids’ lit picks, by Cheryl Hannah 
  •  More gift ideas 
  •  The bookshelf 
  •  Poetic fibs (contest details) 
  •  Etcetera

  • #$%&*!$ those bloody expletives! by Ar;ene Prunkl
  • A little more Austen, a little less Strunk & White, by Lorraine Meltzer
  • The geologist's plea: use the right time and place words, please! by Jennifer Getsinger
  • Hands off my language: the internet is destroying our brains, & the English language is going to hell

  • Madison Avenue and Valley girls have ruined the language: just as E.B. White predicted, by Gary Lund
  • The English language: the only constant is change, by Lorraine Meltzer
  • Smart phones are destroying the English language: the e-speak phenomenon, by Shelly Windover
  • Hands off my language: the internet is destroying the English language - Agree or Disagree?

          

         

          •  Name that word
          •   Be part of the Conference 2011 team in Vancouver   
          •  Quotes & Curiosities
          •   Etcetera Plus

           

          • Quotes & Curiosities  
          • Drive-by editing: “Comma splice in the parkade,” by John Foxgord 
          •  Drive-by editing: “Comma splice at the drive-through,” by Cheryl Hannah 
          •  Drive-by editing: “Comma splice in the SkyTrain,” by Cheryl Hannah 
          •  Capitalization and Punctuation on bank signage,” by Cheryl Hannah 
          •  Drive-by editing: “Currency symbol and Spelling at the video store,” by Cheryl Hannah 
          •  Drive-by editing: “Oxymoron at the grocery store,” by Cheryl Hannah 
          •  Drive-by editing: “Punctuation and Spelling on the motel sign,” by Cheryl Hannah 
          •  Drive-by editing: “Punctuation at the drive-through,” by Cheryl Hannah 
          •  Drive-by editing: “Punctuation at the bicycle ramp,” by Cheryl Hannah 
          •  Drive-by editing: “Spelling at the ‘roundbout’,” by Cheryl Hannah 
          •  Drive-by editing: “Spelling on the custom card,” by Cheryl Hannah 
          •  Drive-by editing: “Sentence structure on the lawn sign,” by Cheryl Hannah 
          •  Etcetera

          To view the newsletter, you require a software program that can read PDF (Portable Document Format) files. If you have a Mac, the built-in Preview application will read PDFs. For Mac and Windows, you may use Adobe Reader, a free software program which can be downloaded from the Adobe site.

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