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Why You Probably Need a Copyeditor, Part 1

  What is copyediting?   Part 1 of 2   Copyediting is often confused with proofreading. Most people understand proofreading to be finding errors. If it helps, think of these three stages when considering writing: Copywriting Copyediting Proofreading Copyediting follows writing. First you write to get your thoughts down, then edit. Next, take a look

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Dog Puns That Should Make You Giggle

Do you like puns? A “play on words”, as they say. Well, let’s combine a love of dogs with puns. Yes, some are corny, but you may capture some of these for your own fun. These even make a camel laugh. https://www.rd.com/list/dog-puns/            

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Mobile Pet Grooming – A Cut Above

  Featuring: Aussie Pet Mobile of Cuyahoga Valley   About 95% of mobile grooming is for dogs, so we’ll focus here on dog grooming. When your special pooch is brought into a mobile van, the groomer first spends time to connect with your dog. Building a trust relationship is key for Lassie or Benji to

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TillyG and Skippy – a Pooch Writer Tale

We have all heard stories of unlikely companions and friendships in nature. Dogs are often one of the two mismatched companions, and this video shows why. Little Skippy has a curious nature, warm heart, and the friendship gene. This melts my heart. I never thought I would have such compassion for a turtle!    

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Really Unique – really?

Really, very, especially, (choose your adverb) People love to modify the word “unique.” The problem is that it’s an absolute adjective. It can’t be compared or take a superlative form. Like dead and pregnant. You simply can’t modify them. (Thank you for mentioning this President Bartlet on West Wing.) Let’s not take the easy (and

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8 Cs to Better Writing

8 Easy Tips for Better Business Writing   Clear – be clear in your writing. If someone has any confusion about what you are conveying, you’ve lost them. Coherent – make sure all elements of writing are correct. Grammar, punctuation, capitalization, subject-verb agreement, etc. Concise – remove unnecessary jargon and phrases. Instead of “in order

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7 Common Bookkeeping Mistakes to Avoid

People often think they need to start in January to get ready for tax season and to prepare for their tax returns. You can start at the beginning of the year and have everything ready by December 31. Follow these 7 guidelines to avoid making mistakes and to make your life easier for filing. MISTAKE

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SEO and Key Words Helpful Tips

SEO – Search Engine Optimization You may have heard of SEO, or “Search Engine Optimization” in relation to any type of web content writing. SEO can help your writing more than you’d think, as it centers your topic focus before creating articles or posting. By using key words that cause your content to appear after

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PROMOTING INCLUSIVITY IN THE WORKPLACE

To create a positive company culture where each person is valued and treated equally, you need more than a diverse group of people on the payroll. Each individual employee must feel appreciated, heard and supported. Consider these strategies for ensuring an inclusive environment at your workplace.   Advocate for a diversity and inclusion council. For

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A While – Awhile – do you know the difference?

You must say this word or phrase frequently. But are you using them correctly?   Follow this simple explanation: “a” is an adjective and “while” is a noun. See the difference below.   Compare these two sentences: I watched the show for a while. I watched the show awhile.   “While” is a noun. While

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