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Twitter: How to Tweet in 140 Characters or Less

3rd in a Series of Twitter Articles For those of us who love to write and those of us who have lots to say, sending a complete Twitter marketing message in 140 characters or less may seem daunting. In addition, you should truly limit your tweets to 120 characters or less to allow for retweets,…

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39 Best Grammar Tweets

Here are 39 of our best grammar quick tips…   1.  Avoid ending sentences with a preposition (of, with, for, etc.) as long as the flow is natural. If not, then go ahead…it’s OK. 2.  Place adverbs next to the verb whenever possible. (Turn on the television. Not: Turn the television on.)  3.  Use a…

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Setting Up Your Supercharged Twitter Account

2nd in a Series of Twitter Articles Ready to get your feet wet and start tweeting? It has always been FREE to set up and use a Twitter account. All you need is an email address. So why not start today? Here’s everything you need to know about setting up your own supercharged Twitter account.…

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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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4 Little-Known Proofreading Tricks that Work Every Time

Guaranteed proofreading tricks for a better document 1. Read each word of your text right to left (instead of left to right). When we proofread the same way we write and read, our eyes and brain can work in conjunction to fool us—tricking us into reading what we expect to see. You are more likely…

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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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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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