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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Job completed for Peace Hill Press

The index for Peace Hill Press' The Complete Writer:  Writing With Ease, Level 1, 2nd ed., by Susan Wise Bauer was completed in August! 

Working together again with managing project editor, Justin Moore, we based this textbook's index on indexing specifications outlined in The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. There are a few in-house tweaks concerning these specifications, and the publication date is still pending.

As a home educator, this was an especially enjoyable project for me. I've used Peace Hill Press Materials for several years, and I am thrilled to have been part of the publication process for this top-notch series.

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