KOK Edit: Your favorite copyeditor since 1984(SM)
KOK Edit: your favorite copyeditor since 1984(SM) KOK Edit: your favorite copyeditor since 1984(SM) Katharine O'Moore Klopf

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

What Do I Use Twitter For?

My article "I'm On Twitter: Now What Do I Use It For?" is in the current issue of the AMWA Journal (volume 25, issue 2). AMWA (American Medical Writers Association) members can read it here; nonmembers can access it at this link (PDF).

As I say in the article, "Twitter is ... a place to keep up with industry news, learn what industry leaders are doing and thinking about, make new client contacts, and meet and build online relationships with colleagues," and I explain ways to do these things. My industries are publishing and, more specifically, medical publishing, and Twitter is a wonderful tool for me to use in keeping up with those industries.

What do you use Twitter for?


ProofingSandy said...

I love my Twitter! But it's hard to describe why, especially to non-users.

Primarily, I enjoy connecting with other fans of the English language: writers, editors, proofreaders, and the like. It can be very educational. And it's reassuring to know there are other people who care about commas. These people who know their stuff also have the most fun with words, too!

Then I found people with other similar interests, whether a TV show or local news. All conveniently located in my Twitter feed.

I learn, I laugh... It's just one more way to stay attached to people in my field.

Al Sabado said...

Thanks for sharing your article link, Kathy! Very helpful! On my way to learn the ropes... ;)

Maggie May said...

Glad to find your blog! COngrats on your first grandchild :)

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