New Member Benefit- The Vocabula Review

Well spoken is half sung.We’re always seeking to add value to your NAIWE membership, and I know that we’ve done so with the addition of the online journal, The Vocabula Review. If you’re not acquainted with TVR, take a moment to scan the table of contents of the February 2010 issue (at the end of this post). I’m sure you’ll find several items you can’t wait to read!

NAIWE members will be able to register at the TVR website, and they’ll receive a one-year subscription (12 issues) to the journal, plus access to the 120+ issues in the archives. This online resource contains an entertaining and informative mix of articles, essays, columns and tidbits from respected writers, all related to the art and mechanics of words. The regular one-year subscription price is $40, so you can see that this is a truly valuable benefit.

Extra: New members who join NAIWE during Words Matter Week will receive a special bonus: a copy of Silence, Language, & Society: A guide to style and meaning, grace and compassion by Robert Hartwell Fiske and a copy of NAIWE’s “How to Create Credibility as a Freelancer” booklet! It’s the perfect time to join the “professional association with career-building difference.”

Visit the Words Matter Week site to listen to an interview with Robert Hartwell Fiske, the editor and publisher of The Vocabula Review. Enjoy!

The Vocabula Review, February 2010

“It’s My Centennial!” said Tom Swiftly by Richard Lederer

Lost Qualifiers by David Galef

“May I Quote You?” On Compiling a Book of Quotations
by Clark Elder Morrow

Singin’ the “We” Blues by Heidi Huse

Specialty Dictionary
Glossary of Detective-Story Slang by William Denton

The Blind Review: A Literary Breakthrough by Mark Halpern

Life Tales
Bumbling into Bliss: My Life as a Teacher by Jeff Minick

Vocabula Revisited
The Last Words by Christopher Orlet

Two Poems
On Winter Afternoons by Kathleen Goldbach

Welcome to Country Music by John Kilgore

Bethumped with Words
Schiaparelli: A Renowned Coutourière’s Italian Surname Traced to Its Origins by Bill Casselman

Harrison’s Corner
Nation Out to Lunch by Carey Harrison

The Common Reader
Letters to Rudi by Kevin Mims

Letter of the Law
Boilerplate Special by Adam Freedman

Language Module 29: The Essence of S

Disagreeable English

On Dimwitticisms

Clues to Concise Writing

On the Bookshelf

Gotcha Grammar (TM)

Vocabula Poll