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Waiting Out a Pandemic…How to Pass the Time During Coronavirus

Waiting Out a Pandemic…How to Pass the Time During Coronavirus

Many of us are under “shelter in place” or “quarantine” orders and we’re all going nuts. If you can’t work from home, or even if you can, you have free time on your hands. What to do? You can binge watch only so much Netflix or Hulu, and then you need to do something else. What else? If you are working from home and/or you’re a parent with children at […]

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Coronavirus: Protecting Yourself and Your Loved One

As writers and publishers of books for caregivers, we feel it is important to give our readers information on the latest health crisis. COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus, was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020, after spreading to at least 114 countries and killing more than 4,000 people. The disease spreads mainly through person-to-person contact through respiratory droplets the infected person […]

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Revised! Nutrition for Brain Health: Fighting Dementia

With over 30,000 downloads, Nutrition for Brain Health: Fighting Dementia is one of the most popular titles in our Alzheimer’s Roadmap series. Because of this immense interest, we’ve written a second edition to address information on current trends in nutrition. Nutrition plays a key role in brain health, and proper nutrition can help delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease or slow the progression of the disease. But what is “proper […]

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How to Save Money on Healthcare

All of us have healthcare horror stories. For me, my healthcare horror stories are all centered around my father’s diagnosis, treatment, and death from early onset dementia. Trying to figure out how to afford the care he deserved, knowing that I still had to hold a full-time job to help take care of my own family was stressful. My experience led to my team creating a series of books to […]

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Grief and How to Say Goodbye

If you have lost a loved one, then you know how difficult it is at that time to think about anything. It is not just that it’s painful to consider anything practical. It’s also that your grief is too large, too agonizingly present. It crowds out everything else. What complicates the death of a loved one with dementia is that you can begin to feel grief long before your loved […]

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BELS Revisited: Answering Your Questions About the Exam

Guest post by Sarah Felde Back in October 2014, I wrote a post about my experiences taking the Board of Editors in Life Sciences (BELS) exam (http://www.willtown.com/01/bels-earned-editor-life-sciences-certification/). Since that post went live, the blog has received dozens of emails and online comments asking for more information about the test. In general, readers want to know three things:  What’s the best way to prepare for the exam? What topics are covered […]

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Our Editorial Director On Academia, Leading, and Publishing

Karen Kassel is the Editorial Director for WilliamsTown Communications. Karen has a strong academic background and years of experience in scientific research and writing. Here she talks about how she came to WilliamsTown, why she enjoys the editorial field, and what it means to her to lead a team of talented writers and editors. What is your academic background? I have a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Tabor College (a […]

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Goof-Proofing Your Writing

Guest post by Sean Dixon As an editor, I see many errors again and again, ranging from subject-verb disagreement to faulty pronoun usage to problems with punctuation such as comma splices. One of the most common types of mistakes I see is word choice errors. These are also among the easiest mistakes to correct. Here are some words I see commonly confused and how to sort them out: • Agreeance […]

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Patient Education: Lessons from the Indiana AMWA Conference

Guest post by Sam Clapp As a writer and editor, I’ve worked on textbooks, pamphlets, web copy, magazine articles, and online courses, so I know firsthand the difficulty of communicating cogently to diverse audiences. There are a number of issues facing the writer who wants an audience to pay attention. People have ever-higher standards for the entertainment value of the content they read, competition from online educational resources is always […]

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Writing an Effective E-Learning Course

Guest post by Sean Dixon When writing scripts for online courses, I look at what I’m writing about as though I’m seeing it for the first time. I need to empty myself of my assumptions about the material, my biases about it, and even my enthusiasm for it. I can’t assume anyone reading a course I write will share those assumptions and biases or that enthusiasm. But more importantly, all of that […]

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