NaBloPoMo: Day 1–At What Do I Consider Myself a Pro?
Today is Day #1 of the December NaBloPoMo–National Blog Posting Month.
I believe that I am prolific in several areas, but since the theme for this month is “work”, I will state that I am quite the “pro” with the English language. My Master’s Degree and my expertise in English grammar, usage, editing, and academic and business writing led me to start my own business: Writing It Right For You. A few years later, with three excellent partners, I started a related business: Detroit Ink Publishing, which helps writers and authors to prepare and self-publish their work.
For example, when I saw the original title of today’s post: “What Do You Consider Yourself a Pro At?”, I knew that I had to correct the title, because it ends with a preposition. That is a definite “no-no”! When I was a child, if I ended a question with a preposition, such as “Where is my pencil at?”, my mother would answer: “Behind the preposition ‘at'”, and she would never answer the question!
My favorite quote about ending sentences or questions with prepositions was uttered by the late British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, who huffed: “Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put!” My English Grammar Hero!
I taught English in public and private schools and at the college level for many years, and I also had a long career in consultative sales. I feel quite blessed that I was able to combine two areas in which I have proficiency to make a new career and new self-employment for myself.
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This is cross-posted at my BlogHer Page.
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