Start your week off with a good chuckle by checking out A Proofreader’s Value Summed Up in this Monday’s Link Roundup. On a more philosophical note be sure to read Orhan Pamuk’s museum celebrates transition, not vanity. It makes an argument for the reverence of ordinary objects. And if you’re in a more practical mood, take a look at The Best Photo Sharing Sites.
- Free VideoPad Video Editor. “Designed to be intuitive to use, VideoPad is fully featured video editing program for creating professional looking videos in minutes. Making movies has never been easier.” [Thanks to Bill Gough for alerting me to this item]
- B.C. man seeks to reunite ‘Death Penny’ with WWI soldier’s descendants. “A man from Surrey, B.C., faces a big challenge unlocking a First World War mystery that’s landed on his doorstep.”
- 3 Simple Ways to Turn Your Website Archive into Profitable Books and eBooks. “…how do you make the leap from blogger to author? It can seem overwhelming when you compare the pile of posts in your archive to a neat and cohesive manuscript ready to publish.Don’t despair; I’ve got three methods you can use, so read on to see which one appeals to you …”
- Orhan Pamuk’s museum celebrates transition, not vanity. “He was born in 1952 to a wealthy but declining Istanbul family. After rising to prominence with his early works and receiving the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for My Name Is Red in 2003, Pamuk was pilloried and put on trial in Turkey two years later. In 2006, after decamping for New York, he received the Nobel Prize for literature. Now Pamuk is once again living in the city of his birth, and the city has embraced him. A road sign at a crosswalk, installed by the municipal government, points proudly to his newly opened . The museum is not so much a homage to his eponymous book of 2008 as an aspect of it…The museum’s aim, Pamuk says, is to suggest that there is no special reason an ordinary life and its ordinary objects ought not be viewed with the curiosity and reverence we bring to museums.”
- A Proofreader’s Value Summed Up. “Jim Romenesko’s page dedicated to humorous typos might be the best Pinterest board ever created.”
- The Best Photo Sharing Sites. “There are many ways to share your photos with friends and family today, including social networking sites, photo communities and sites that sell prints and photo crafts. The key is finding a site that suits your photo sharing needs and sticking with it.” [Thanks to Pat McNees of Writers and Editors for alerting me to this item.]
- Lapham’s Quarterly Podcast: DARE. “Delve into the history of DARE, the Dictionary of American Regional English, with LQ contributor Simon Winchester and DARE chief editor Joan Hall.”
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