martha r.

martha r.

GreenvilleSC

Editor and Proofreader

Proper use of the English language is paramount with me. It pains me to see so many web sites and email solicitations poorly written, even some promoting high-end services or products. Currently I work as a real estate broker and it's not uncommon to see simply awful descriptions of properties in the brochures. Aside from real estate, I love movies, animals and stories of real life heroes. Dr. Albert Schweitzer comes to mind, having spent the last 50 years of his life as a medical missionary in French Equatorial Africa. People such as Dalton Trumbo who never sacrificed his principles or betrayed his colleagues during the McCarthy era is another hero of mine. Wendell Berry, the great environmentalist and prolific author of books on how to live a life committed to community and everyday service to mankind has always been true to his calling. There are others: Scott and Helen Nearing, Ed Abbey, C. S. Lewis, Henry Miller. Authenticity was their stock in trade... consequences be damned. Heroes are badly needed today and certainly few will be found in the political arena, or the church, or the medical field. Movies or stage plays about true heroes would be a welcome change from the comic book characters filling the movie screens now. I think their time may be approaching an end, or maybe just a decline, because we're all hungry for truth, for that feeling that something larger than ourselves is important and necessary to get from one day to the next. Purpose and courage are real, they are attainable, and we need to be reminded of them. Even in real estate, service to a client's best interests should be fundamental and paramount to us, as agents of the common good, not just our commissions. Whatever our walk of life, inspiration for living it better... more honest... more caring... can, and should, come out of the darkness and into the light. And I suppose this is why good English is so important to me... with sloppy and/or inaccurate writing the point can't be made for living the best life possible. The message gets lost.
martha r.

martha r.

GreenvilleSC

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Proper use of the English language is paramount with me. It pains me to see so many web sites and email solicitations poorly written, even some promoting high-end services or products. Currently I work as a real estate broker and it's not uncommon to see simply awful descriptions of properties in the brochures. Aside from real estate, I love movies, animals and stories of real life heroes. Dr. Albert Schweitzer comes to mind, having spent the last 50 years of his life as a medical missionary in French Equatorial Africa. People such as Dalton Trumbo who never sacrificed his principles or betrayed his colleagues during the McCarthy era is another hero of mine. Wendell Berry, the great environmentalist and prolific author of books on how to live a life committed to community and everyday service to mankind has always been true to his calling. There are others: Scott and Helen Nearing, Ed Abbey, C. S. Lewis, Henry Miller. Authenticity was their stock in trade... consequences be damned. Heroes are badly needed today and certainly few will be found in the political arena, or the church, or the medical field. Movies or stage plays about true heroes would be a welcome change from the comic book characters filling the movie screens now. I think their time may be approaching an end, or maybe just a decline, because we're all hungry for truth, for that feeling that something larger than ourselves is important and necessary to get from one day to the next. Purpose and courage are real, they are attainable, and we need to be reminded of them. Even in real estate, service to a client's best interests should be fundamental and paramount to us, as agents of the common good, not just our commissions. Whatever our walk of life, inspiration for living it better... more honest... more caring... can, and should, come out of the darkness and into the light. And I suppose this is why good English is so important to me... with sloppy and/or inaccurate writing the point can't be made for living the best life possible. The message gets lost.
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