Hire Me

Kathleen W Curry
Kathleen W Curry

Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog.

I believe everyone has at least one story. Can I tell yours?

I’ve always been fascinated with words, communication, relationships, literature, and art.

I’ve interviewed entrepreneurs, non-profits, and arts professionals all over Charleston, S.C.

My articles have appeared in the Charleston City Paper, the West Of  newspaper, the James Island Messenger newspaper, and Eat This Charleston magazine’s online edition.

I am chief blogger here at KathleenWCurry, the WifiWorkerBees blog, and the BakingKookys blog. I also curate social media for WifiWorkerBees and my own account, Currying_Favor.

If you are looking for a writer, please send an email to kathleenwcurry@gmail.com. Please include information about yourself, your project, and your budget. I will get back to you as soon as possible, and if I’m available, we can discuss it more in detail. I prefer to be contacted weekdays (M-F) between 9am and 6pm EST.

Again, thank you.

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3 thoughts on “Hire Me

  1. Hello Kathleen,
    I need your help. My roommate insists on pronouncing the word “plait” as plate. Would you please till him that plait rhymes with flat, and not plate. I am from South Carolina, he is from Nebraska. Please help

    1. Hello fellow South Carolinian. I’m afraid I can’t take sides here. The short answer is you’re both right. I’ll use a phonetic spelling for convenience. The Cambridge dictionary says the UK: “platt,” US:”plate.” I’m going to guess when they say US they mean NYC since it’s such a historic media capital for our country, they didn’t take a poll of all 50 states. Dictionary.com says both pronunciations are acceptable, and it doesn’t make a geographic distinction. Merriam-Webster says “plates” in its audio pronunciation offering, but lists both, and again, no geographic distinction. If you wish to consult others, by all means. I’d love to hear what they say because I’d be interested to know when a discrepancy happened. Generally speaking, I think many Americans are compelled to pronounce every letter we see in a word. Exposure to other languages or other ethnicities, or being an ethnic minority ourselves, helps us see that that’s not always the case in other languages. Here’s a funny coincidence: I was watching Amazon series Fleabag recently and noticed the main character said “platt” in regards to her sister’s braids. I hadn’t noticed alternative pronunciations for that before. Now I’ve had two.
      If you don’t mind I’m going to move this inquiry and response onto the “plates” and “plaits” post for reader convenience.

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