Author: Maralyn D. Hill

The Success Express, Successful with Words, Editing, Write What You Mean

This clip is from my “Success with Words” column in  Big Blend’s The Success Express on October 4, 2011 http://www.successexpressmagazine.com/WriteWhatYouMean.html ‘$uccessful with Words’ Editing Write What You Mean by Maralyn D. Hill, Co-Author ‘$uccess, Your Path to a Successful Book’ Editing is a must when you write. Even the best writers and editors need someone else to edit their work. It is very easy when you are typing quickly to misspell or use the wrong spelling of a word. I did it a few weeks ago with an important e-mail—using their instead of there—and I know better. Even though it is best to have someone else proofread your material, when that is not possible, be sure to proof it yourself. The best way is to read it out loud. That goes for e-mail too. One column cannot begin to cover editing. I think many of us are guilty of using spell check and grammar check on the computer and thus fail to read our article or e-mail through, let alone out loud. These two useful tools find some obvious mistakes but certainly not all. You need to re-read and check yourself. It is very easy to misuse words such as some of those shown below. They are frequently interchanged, resulting in the wrong meaning and you can’t count on spell check to alert you to your error.   I’m...

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Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg, Germany

  CityRoomStories October 28, 2011 2.5 million  http://www.cityroom.com/stories/travel/2011/10/28/the-ritz-carlton-wolfsburg-germany/  Business Insider  via CityRoom, November November 3, 2011, 12.3 million plus http://www.businessinsider.com/the-ritz-carlton-wolfsburg-germany-2011-11 It also appeared on the Business Insider LinkedIn page Nov 3, 2011. http://www.bliss.com/iframe/blisscom/the-ritzcarlton-wolfsburg-germany/. Bliss claims to have several hundred million.                                                                    ...

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Maralyn Dennis Hill, The Epicurean Explorer Video

It was recommended to me that I have a video of myself on my journalist website. So here I am in my chaotic office, no make-up or fancy outfit–just me. This is a brief intro I wanted to get posted and I hope to update it soon. Maralyn D. Hill The Epicurean Explorer President, International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association Editor-at-Large, CityRoom Contributor: The Epoch Times, Spa Review Magazine, Global Writes, JustLuxe Columnist: Big Blend Magazines, Blogs: Where and What in the World & Success with...

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Gilbert centennial pie bake-off postponed a year

http://www.azcentral.com/community/gilbert/articles/2011/10/25/20111025gilbert-centennial-pie-bake-off-postponed-year.html We are looking for sponsors for January 2013 or early February 2013. Gilbert centennial pie bake-off postponed a year by Srianthi Perera – Oct. 25, 2011 09:59 AM The Arizona Republic Apparently, no one wanted a share of the pie. The Arizona Blue Ribbon Pie Round-up and Bake-off scheduled for Jan. 21-22 at Highland High School, has been postponed to January 2013 because organizers could not get any monetary sponsors. The bake-off had been billed as one of Gilbert’s signature celebrations of Arizona’s centennial and had received official sanctioning from the Arizona Centennial Commission, allowing it to use an “Official Centennial Event” designation. The bake-off was to benefit Gilbert Public Schools. Organizer Pam Jackson, who runs a marketing business called Skipping Stars Productions, said she contacted nearly 300 potential sponsors, but could garner only in-kind support. Even that was limited, she said. “People were saying it was not in their business plan this year,” Jackson said. Crisco was one of the companies that gave this stock response, she said. Jackson conceded that she didn’t give the project sufficient time. Jackson and Maralyn Hill, a Gilbert journalist who is president of the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association, approached sponsors for donations ranging from $750 to $15,000 to raise an estimated $28,000.”There was a tremendous amount of interest,” said Hill, who said she was not able to put...

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Sarah Cyr, Sommelier at The Wine Cellar & Bistro in Columbia, Missouri

http://www.cityroom.com/stories/wine/2011/09/27/sarah-cyr-sommelier-at-the-wine-cellar-bistro-in-columbia-missouri/  This reaches a minimum of 5 million readers. Map marker on Oenologist.com‘s “Great Wine Restaurants” map. http://www.cityroommaps.com/oenologist/museums-restaurants-schools.htm Sarah Cyr, Sommelier at The Wine Cellar & Bistro in Columbia, Missouri September 27th, 2011 Sarah and Craig Syr When Norm and I visited Columbia, Missouri, we discovered The Wine Cellar & Bistro. What a find!  In addition to a wonderful chef, Craig Syr, it is co-owned by an equally talented Sommelier, Sarah Cyr. This small, intimate establishment has grown to be a successful highly recommended destination for memorable experiences. Interviewing and sharing Sarah’s story revealed a road to success and happiness. Maralyn: Sarah, how did you decide to become a Sommelier? Sarah: I started working in restaurants while finishing law school, so I could see my fiancé at the time. We were both so busy and loved working together in whatever restaurant Craig was currently employed. I soon became a server manager at a fine dining restaurant, and helped them receive a Wine Spectator award for their wine list (the same award we, The Wine Cellar & Bistro, has received every year since we opened in 2003). Organizing and learning about putting together an award winning list was where I got started learning to love the vast subject of wine. I have never stopped. Since opening The Wine Cellar & Bistro, I have been certified as a first-level Sommelier by...

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