writing

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.

Overcome Personal Obstacles to Your Success with Emotional Intelligence

Overcome Personal Obstacles to Your Success with Emotional Intelligence

Find out Thomas McNeely's three simple steps to find your truth and take action. By refusing to stay mired in personal tragedies, nor to hold himself responsible for events outside his control, he used emotional intelligence to take stock of his options and choose one that gave his book access to an audience. 

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.