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I've grown tired of telling journalists why they should use Twitter, but here's another reason: When you get fired, it provides encouragement and opportunities. And even drinks: 
For much of my first five or six years on Twitter, I tried to convince other journalists of its value. I'd assure them that you didn't have to tweet about what you had for breakfast and that it rea...
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  • Grand Rapids Press
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Freelance copy editor, writer and enthusiastic problem solver
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I'm Mark Allen, a freelance copy editor bent on connecting with every other freelance copy editor out there. I share advice on editing, usage, style and grammar in tweets and on my blog.
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Can explain how to use "lay" and "lie" in 140 characters or less. And I don't insist on "fewer" for quantities unlikely to be counted.
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Bexley, Ohio
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Grand Rapids, Michigan - Marquette, Michigan - Mount Pleasant, Michigan - Sarasota, Florida - Utica, Michigan
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