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Staying Sharp: 8 Tips for Writers & Editors

How Staying Sharp Keeps You Competitive Staying sharp is important—not just for our clients but also for ourselves. Keeping your mind active maintains the connections in your brain and keeps the pathways of learning open like a busy highway. When we stop utilizing those connectors, they become somewhat like dusty, dirt roads. The intersections stop…

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Affect vs. Effect: A Grammar Goodie for You

A Guide to Using Affect & Effect Perhaps no two words in the English language cause more grammar strife than the use of affect and effect. Here is a hands down, trouble-free guide to the use and misuse of these words. Affect Affect is almost always used as a verb, and more specifically as a…

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When the Right Words Don’t Come Easy…

Proofreading: Why Everybody Needs It When your word needs to stand… When your words are tools to success or failure… When you need to say it with meaning… When you have one chance to impress or impact… Here’s how Precise Proofing helps you…

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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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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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