Author: Mélanie Hope
Mélanie Hope is a professional speaker, author, and coach who travels the world teaching greater communication skills while making as many people laugh as possible.

Copywriter’s Guide: How to get your press release read

The ### at the end of a press release

You’ve carefully crafted your press release, now how do you get the important editors to actually read it? You might have to re-craft it first!

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Pick and stick your style

A style guide can help save you from arguements!

It’s OK to have your own style, as long as you know what it is. Your best bet is to create an internal style manual so that your writing will be consistent and professional.

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Copywriter’s Guide: What to put in your press release

Newspaper press release

You may know the basics of writing a press release – but what should you actually put in it to get it read and responded to? This quick guide will help!

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Copywriter’s Guide: Deadlines for submissions

Deadlines are important

If you are submitting your event for a publication or organization’s calendar, be sure to hit the deadline – it’s earlier than you think!

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Copywriter’s Guide: submitting events

Events wordle

Are you a promoter or copywriter trying to get your event listed with a major publication? Read this!

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Commas 101: The Hierarchy of Adjectives

When you have a string of adjectives, where do you stick the comma? Or, do you stick any at all? This quick and easy guide will help you.

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Commas 101: Independent clauses

Do I, stick a comma, here? I’m, not sure. I guess I’ll just, slap one in, to be sure. I mean, a comma is just a, way, to, show the reader, where to pause, right? This is where your editor

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The 8 Fatal Mistakes of Self-Publishers is now available on Kindle!

The 8 Fatal Mistakes of Self-Publishers offers a laser-focused look into how to make your book the best it can be.

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Commas 101: There are rules!

This is the introduction to a series on correct comma usage.

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Self Publishing 101: How to price your book

One of the most often asked questions by proud authors who are ready to enter the market with their first book is, “How should I set the price?” The answer, of course, is that it depends on several factors. What

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