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Everything You Need to Know About Apostrophes (and 2 more things)

3 Easy Ways to Avoid Apostrophe Confusion   There seems to be a lot of confusion about apostrophes lately. For example, there is a company not far from where I live that makes “Swing’s” for a living—no kidding. It’s on their website, their vehicle lettering, and now on their roadside signs. I wonder if anyone…

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Proofreaders

The Origin of a Proofreader What comes to mind when you think about proofreaders? Perhaps, a harried pencil-pushing, glasses-wearing word nerd with hair pulled out yay far (imagine hands extending from each side of one’s head), another pencil behind the ear, and sweat beading down the side of his/her face—all the while deciding where a…

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How to Make Your Business Content Work Quadruple Time for You

5 Low-Cost/No-Cost Tips to Expand Your Social Media Influence through Content OK, say you’ve got a blog post—or another piece of content—on your website and you start spreading the word on social media. You probably send out a flutter of tweets, post a link on Facebook, and add the article to your LinkedIn profile. Most…

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A-Z Writer’s Tips for Aspiring & Published Authors – 2nd Edition

26 Writer’s Tips No Matter What You Write Allow a new idea to weave itself into your work. Be professional and open to feedback. Create endearing characters. Don’t forget what it’s like to be a kid. Essential truth—no story sells without one. First chapters are about the protagonist and set up the trajectory of the…

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Semicolons: How You Can Use Them & Look Smarter

3 Simple Ways to Use Semicolons As far as punctuation panics go, a semicolon is probably the scariest punctuation mark out there. The mere question of its use can send even the most educated non-linguist into a sweat. After all, isn’t it simpler to separate the thoughts into two sentences and use a period? Here…

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10 Commonly Confused Words

Want to Sound Smart? Conquer these commonly confused words In today’s business world, it’s all about image. Not just how we dress, how we look, what we drive, but also how we sound–both in person and on paper. Let’s face it: the English language is full of commonly confused words. Sometimes we mix them up…

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4 Ways to Make Your Writing Pop

Writing and Communication: 4 Strategies for Improvement 1.       Vibrant Verbs Make your verbs as specific as possible. Active verbs make your writing pop. Clutter your document or manuscript with passive verbs and you’ll likely put your readers to sleep. Eliminate all forms of the verb to be (there were, there was, there are or any…

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