Here's the audio, if you'd like to listen.] Whether you’re a business owner, a job seeker sending out résumés, or a writer trying to break into the ‘big time,’ you will appreciate this post. This information isn't hidden away in a vault. You don't need a government clearance to read it. But, sometimes ... we just ... miss something important. For … [Read more...] about “HOW did my file get so messed up?!”
[Here's the audio, if you'd like to listen.] A publisher buddy, Brian K. Morris (Rising Tide Publications), sent me a gift. After just 30 seconds, I knew I would share these writing tips with you. As a copywriter, editor, and proofer, I was excited to discover this short coaching video. It's packed with surprising ideas for authors ... ... and it's … [Read more...] about Check out these writing tips from author Jerry B. Jenkins. For reals!
No! Don’t listen to Obi-Wan! Don’t 'move along.' It’s time we face the music on these words, because we tend to spell (and say) their plural forms incorrectly. When I see these in clients' files, it takes time to correct them. Of course, this means more cost to the writer. If you keep an eye out for these plural puzzlers, you can save time and money when … [Read more...] about Plural Puzzlers
As you might imagine, I get a lot of questions from people concerning writing and grammar. Tidbits, here and there. Nothing formal. I decided to pop three items into this post: "So … what the heck do 'i.e.' and 'e.g.' mean?" "Have the semicolon rules changed?" “When does 'its' have an apostrophe?” "So … what the heck do 'i.e.' and 'e.g.' … [Read more...] about Helpful Tidbits from the Writing World