business writing

Three Steps to Find The Perfect Place to Write for Your Business

Often, famous writers will talk about their favorite places to write. If only we all had a house at Walden, like Henry David Thoreau, right? And then, Rimbaud did his best writing in his tiny apartment in the wee hours of the morning as he recounted all the ideas he had through the night's adventures in Paris. It's normal for creative writers to have well-planned writing conditions, and we are encouraged to think about them in creative writing classes, but what about business owners trying to crank out a blog or write a newsletter between meetings? 

Not a Vampire Bite: What Those two Dots “:” are and How to Use Them to Bling up Your Writing

Let’s talk about how to use a colon to make your blog, email, and social media posts stand out. Colons are really helpful when you want to use the first words of the heading to cover your keywords topic, then use the second half of your blog to entire your readers to find out more. As I did in this title, the first clause might also be a juicy hook, and the words following the colon can give more solid reasons that your audience should keep reading.

Hiring an Editor? Think There’s Only One Kind? Read This First!

The good news is that when you hire a professional editor, you can get the kind of editing you want. Here are some strategies for understanding what is included in different kinds of editing and choosing the kind that’s right for your project. Below I describe a few different kinds of editing that you might as for.

Check Yourself: 4 Steps to Write and Edit with Emotional Intelligence, Not "Ego"

Check Yourself: 4 Steps to Write and Edit with Emotional Intelligence, Not "Ego"

My clients want someone to help them make their writing better, but they don’t want to be made to feel like all their ideas are bad or that they must become fully dependent on an “expert.” I keep my customer service at the forefront is to approach my writing and editing services with emotional intelligence.