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This past week I have had two glaring examples of such poor attempts at communication. One was a repetitive email autoresponder, and the other was a repetitive hard-copy letter format with their own "autoresponder" script. Both situations were useless and unproductive acts, solving nothing, a waste of everybody's time involved on both the sending and receiving end.

So many words saying nothing, where each could have gotten to the point and shared true communication (with fewer words involved, I'd wager) if only their bosses would throw out the stupid scripts and allow intelligence to reign.

I'm shaking my head. I long for the day where, no matter the mode, we communicate clearly, transparently, efficiently, truthfully, productively. Hey, I'd prefer the cut-to-the-bone harsh reality, with some tact when needed, over these useless endeavors noted above.

Okay, I'm stepping off my soapbox now. Here's hoping this week is free of any autoresponder activity.

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    My prayers go out to those in Hawaii still feeling the wrath of Lane. God bless you all.

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    Re: Denise Barker, COPY EDITOR, 2008 to Present (first 5.5 years with Harlequin)
    « Reply #127 on: September 03, 2018, 06:06:42 am »
    Happy Labor Day to everyone who celebrates today's holiday. I rarely take days off, but this is one holiday that I like to acknowledge by not doing any kind of drudgery tasks at all. Especially since I see two different kinds of work: the four-letter version of work and the dream-job version of work.

    So I hope everyone who needs to earn a living finds their dream job, something they love and are really good at and get paid to do. Have a great week, all.

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    Re: Denise Barker, COPY EDITOR, 2008 to Present (first 5.5 years with Harlequin)
    « Reply #128 on: September 10, 2018, 07:03:40 am »
    Happy Monday, all. For everyone who pays estimated quarterly taxes in the US, this is the week to do that for your third quarter earnings.

    Have a great week.

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    Re: Denise Barker, COPY EDITOR, 2008 to Present (first 5.5 years with Harlequin)
    « Reply #129 on: September 17, 2018, 04:03:00 am »
    My thoughts and prayers are with the people affected by Hurricane Florence. God bless you all.

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    Re: Denise Barker, COPY EDITOR, 2008 to Present (first 5.5 years with Harlequin)
    « Reply #130 on: September 24, 2018, 11:31:01 am »
    Now that it's officially fall, our DFW weather has cooled down and even has rain in the forecast for most of the next ten days, which we definitely need in my neighborhood.

    Hope everyone has a great week.

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    Happy Columbus Day to those in the States. Hope you all got the day off.

    And another hurricane is brewing, Hurricane Michael, threatening Florida and the lower East Coast states. Stay safe, y'all.

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    We're having an unusual mid-October day here in the DFW area with both our high and low temps forecasted to be in the forties, accompanied by a light drizzle. Loving the fresh crisp air. Have the windows open to invite it inside.

    Hope everyone has a fantastic week.

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    Good morning, all! Hope everyone has a great week.

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    Here's a children's book quote suited for adults of any age too:

    Somewhere inside all of us in the power to change the world. Roald Dahl, Matilda

    Have a great week, everyone.

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    Re: Denise Barker, COPY EDITOR, 2008 to Present (first 5.5 years with Harlequin)
    « Reply #135 on: November 12, 2018, 07:00:21 am »
    Good morning, all. We're having an invigorating cold snap here in the DFW area, starting tonight for three nights in a row with lows in the twenties (not very usual for us and about a month too soon). I like a bit of winter, for a couple days, but then I'm ready for the hot days of a Texas spring, summer and fall.

    Enjoy your week.

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    Re: Denise Barker, COPY EDITOR, 2008 to Present (first 5.5 years with Harlequin)
    « Reply #136 on: November 26, 2018, 08:25:12 am »
    Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving. We've already got Christmas lights up in my neighborhood. So pretty to watch them at night.

    Take care, all. Have a great week.

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    Re: Denise Barker, COPY EDITOR, 2008 to Present (first 5.5 years with Harlequin)
    « Reply #137 on: December 03, 2018, 07:35:41 am »
    Good morning, all! We made it to December. And I'm reminded to be more grateful every month, not just in November and December.

    Hope everyone is healthy, happy and safe. Have a great week.

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    Re: Denise Barker, COPY EDITOR, 2008 to Present (first 5.5 years with Harlequin)
    « Reply #138 on: December 10, 2018, 08:57:58 am »
    Good morning, all! Another wintry cold snap has found us in Texas, before the actual start of the new season. I like this for a change, for a few days, but I'm a Deep South gal who loves summertime.

    Still, this is wonderful weather for staying inside, drinking hot coffee, reading a good book. Luckily I get to do all three with my perfect career as a copy editor.

    Hope everyone has found their perfect career too. It makes all the difference ...

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    Re: Denise Barker, COPY EDITOR, 2008 to Present (first 5.5 years with Harlequin)
    « Reply #139 on: December 17, 2018, 05:44:39 am »
    Eight more days until Christmas and another fifteen for the arrival of 2019. Hard to believe.

    But also invigorating for those wishing to upload one last book in 2018. Best wishes to all. And a merry Christmas and a very happy New Year.

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    Re: Denise Barker, COPY EDITOR, 2008 to Present (first 5.5 years with Harlequin)
    « Reply #140 on: December 24, 2018, 06:06:01 am »
    'Twas the day before Christmas and ... I hope all your dreams and wishes come true.

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    « Reply #141 on: December 31, 2018, 05:20:17 am »
    Tomorrow we step into 2019. May we all experience true love, faith and hope, with many successes and much happiness, in a world filled with peace and goodwill. God bless us all.

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    We had some really cold (and rainy) days here in the DFW area, but today I've got my windows open, and the sun is shining. May sit outside with my coffee for a bit.

    Hope everyone has a great week.

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    Seems we in the US can see a super blood wolf moon at the end of the week on January 20. Sounds intriguing ...

    Here's to a great week for everyone.

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    Morning, all! Hope everyone had a great weekend. Now onward to a great week.

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    Morning, everyone. Hope you all have a wonderfully productive and enjoyable week.

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    Re: Denise Barker, COPY EDITOR, 2008 to Present (first 5.5 years with Harlequin)
    « Reply #146 on: February 04, 2019, 10:55:19 am »
    I'm worried about all the people in the frigid below-zero temps around the States and in Canada and elsewhere. Take care all.

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    Re: Denise Barker, COPY EDITOR, 2008 to Present (first 5.5 years with Harlequin)
    « Reply #147 on: February 11, 2019, 12:18:59 pm »
    Hope everyone is heading out of the frigid weather soon. In the meantime, Happy Valentine's Day (for those who celebrate it on February 14 and for those who are lucky enough to celebrate it more often during the year).

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    Re: Denise Barker, COPY EDITOR, 2008 to Present (first 5.5 years with Harlequin)
    « Reply #148 on: February 18, 2019, 06:30:53 am »
    Happy Monday, all. We made it to another week. Hope you accomplished a lot last week and took steps toward your biggest goals.

    Enjoy this week. Be happy. Be healthy. Be productive.

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    Re: Denise Barker, COPY EDITOR, 2008 to Present (first 5.5 years with Harlequin)
    « Reply #149 on: February 25, 2019, 06:10:09 am »
    As an author, blogger and freelance copy editor, I am all about the communication. Getting the correct words down in your book better translates the vision in your mind into your reader's mind. Also speaking the correct words to others helps to share the thoughts within us. Granted, miscommunication can occur on both ends, the sending end and the receiving end. But hopefully both parties are open to clearer communication and continue their conversation until both sides seem to better understand each other.

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