Ensure, assure, or insure

All three words can mean to make sure of something, but they are not fully interchangeable. Do you know which verb goes in which space?

To Err Is Human—It’s What Comes Next That Matters

“Look at this!” Everyone in the darkened room gasped. We were at an editing conference, and the keynote speaker, a noted journalism expert, had placed a scan of a magazine cover on the display screen. A large, red circle drew attention to the mistake: “February” had been misspelled as “Febraury,” and the typo had gone

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6 Tips for Effective Proofreading

Can yuu raed htis? You probably can—because your brain is really good at autocorrecting. But that can be a problem when you’re trying to ferret out errors in copy. When you’re reading, you often infer the complete word you expect to see, not the letters that are actually on the page. It’s even harder when

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Vector TalentMEDIA is now TalentMEDIA Services

TalentMEDIA—the publishing and communications arm of Vector Talent Resources—is excited to announce that we will be stepping out on our own as a new company, TalentMEDIA Services! In January 2017, we joined Vector when CEO Marc Berman decided to expand the company’s high-end staffing and placement offerings by acquiring the staffing and outsourcing components of

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Happy 2021!

We are now well into a new year and things are starting to look a little more positive. January finally came after what seemed like the longest 2020 ever. Now February has come and gone. We celebrated Valentine’s day with our loved ones and probably treasured them a little more this year. Now it’s March,

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GETTING READY FOR A SUMMER VACATION?

With social distancing and face-covering guidelines still in place, summer vacations are likely going to look a little different. But one thing will remain the same: At some point we all need a break. Whether it’s a staycation to enjoy some local hiking trails or a socially distanced trip to the beach, however you decide

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Holiday Cookies

Wow! It’s hard to believe that the 2019 holiday season is already here. No matter what holiday you celebrate, the one thing that most people love are cookies. They can be anything from an easy chocolate chip recipe you found on the package of chocolate chips, a homemade recipe passed down from generations, one you

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Planning Your Summer Vacation

It’s nearly mid-June, and by now you’re probably counting down the days until your summer vacation. Whether you are having a “staycation” at home or getting away—to the beach, the park, or some exotic, faraway locale—somehow your job still has to get done. A recent Glassdoor article noted that two in three employees report working while

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Tackling To-Do Lists When You’re Overwhelmed

Is it just me, or was January a year long, February a week long, and now March just feels like a blur of wanting it to be spring already? So far, 2019 has felt like a growing to-do list that never has items checked off. If I’m being really honest, though, of course things are

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The 2019 Pantone Color of the Year

Each year, I’m curious to see which color Pantone picks as its Color of the Year. Colors surround us; they can even influence some of our day-to-day choices without us realizing. Each year, a few colors, for whatever reason—maybe because of popular fashion, TV commercials, or home products—become more popular than others. The 2019 Pantone

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What to Do Before Going on Vacation

Everyone loves a vacation. But as we all know, sometimes the work-related stress that results from time off almost makes it not worth it—desperate messages from colleagues and clients, the mountain of emails to go through upon your return, and of course playing catchup; not to mention the stress put on your coworkers. But it

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Everything Revolves around a Schedule

As a project manager, I often spend my days making sure that projects meet their deadlines. In order for that to happen, I have to make sure everyone involved in that project meets the due dates I’ve assigned to them. That’s the biggest challenge of all. I’m beginning to think that the rise of the

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