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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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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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Commas 101: There are rules!

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

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Self-publishing 101: Don’t Rush It!

While the world of publishing has opened up, thanks to POD and e-readers, bad writing has not gone away. If anything, it’s gotten worse. Even good writers fall prey to the “Hurry and Deliver” mentality – and may skip the most important part: editing.

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Self-publishing 101: 3 Reasons Self-Publishing is a Viable Option

Think getting a major book deal would solve all your problems? Think again. Here are 3 reasons why self-publishing is a viable option.

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Formally of the Eagles? (Guest post)

Jim the Actor goes off on “formally” vs. “formerly”

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Nodding and Shrugging

As an editor and writing coach, one of my pet peeves is when someone writes that a character “nodded his head” or “shrugged her shoulders.” I find this even in best-selling novels and it makes me cringe every time. An

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This food is Vegan Free!

Some people must believe that no one reads their packaging – or else they’d hire a professional editor before they printed their labels. I am happy to report that I am no longer eating vegans. It’s nice that products such

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