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Is the term “freelance” affecting your credibility?

Is the term “freelance” affecting your credibility?

  The first rule of websites? "Never send your reader away from your website." Yep, that rule. The one I am about to break, so please come back. If you work on a contract basis, you may have considered: should you use the term 'freelance' to describe your...

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[QW7] Two words for ya: kitchen timer!

  Here's a mini business tip to start off our new Quick Win year. Enjoy. [QW7] Two words for ya: kitchen timer! This is one of those "Why didn't I think of this?" no-brainers that hadn't occurred to me.  I ran into a non-tech buddy and grumbled: "I missed a...

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[QW6] Is “Everyone has …” or “… have …” correct?

If you've followed along with the Quick Wins from the beginning, this is where it starts paying off! In [QW1], we discussed a team is a collection of people making up: A group An entity (one - 'it'). The team has a chance to win. It has a chance to win. Although it...

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[QW5] “It’s” vs. “Its”

Here is a problematic word puzzler where one outlier does not follow the rule. [QW5] "It's" vs. "Its" We often find an apostrophe demonstrating ownership: The dog's bone A company's logo A Ferengi's tooth sharpener (If you're not a Star Trek fan, never mind 🙂 ) We...

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[QW4] ‘Democratic’ vs. ‘Democrat’

Okay, pet peeve time. We in the U.S. are ramping up to an election in early November. And I guarantee: we will hear and see the word 'democratic' misused 99% of the time between now and then. Well ... forever, really. Few of us – including grammar pundits and the...

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A fresh look @ follow-up

A fresh look @ follow-up

When my friend Shawn and I talked about meeting reminders, she gave me another excellent idea to research and share with you: “I’d like to find the best way to follow-up and thank clients. Has  the etiquette around thank-you notes changed?” Funny you should ask. When...

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[QW3] Don’t confuse ‘I’ and ‘me’

[Surprise! I'm experimenting with sending my posts on Saturday mornings. It's history makin', and you're part of it ;-). Thanks for tagging along. Enjoy, K.] One of the most difficult things to get right in sentences is 'I' and 'me.' [QW3] Don't confuse 'I' and 'me'...

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