Linda Hefferman

writing (& editing): technical books & manuals, essays, articles, stories


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There's no such thing as good writing, only good RE-writing.

No one agrees on who said that first:

Hemingway, I'm sure of it.

No, Luther.

No, it was Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer.

Your high-school English teacher probably said it at least once; maybe even had it on a cheesy poster tacked to her wall. 

I'm positive I heard it first from my cousin's roommate's uncle's plumber's Big-Shot-New-York-Editor friend.

Suffice it to say, everything listed on this page has been rewritten an excruciating number of times.

Technical manuals/books

Microsoft Expression Web For Dummies (Wiley Publishing 2007).

Boulevard Users Guide and online help. Available with the purchase of Boulevard® from Main Street Software, Inc.

Recent stories, articles, essays, humor

cover of Greece, A Love Story"Special Delivery" Published in Greece, A Love Story: Women Write About the Greek Experience (Seal Press, March 2007). Read an excerpt.

"The Soundtrack of Motherhood" published in Mothering magazine (July/August 2006). Read a PDF version of this article, as it appeared in the magazine.

"Sweet Completion" published in slightly different form under the title "The Chocolate Factor" in ByLine magazine (March 2006). Read this essay.

How To Leave A Place"Slaying the Dragon" published in How to Leave a Place, anthology of short memoirs.

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