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Eight Tips for Fact Checking

Are your facts correct? I spend more time fact checking now due to the web and social media. I used to think of fact checking as names, dates, proper spelling of people’s names, cities, and things of that nature. In today’s world, many people simply “go to the web”  for their facts. That is no

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Four quick editing tips for better content:

The more I edit writing and content, the clearer it is to see common practices. Below are a few tips to avoid providing your readers a smoother read. Long sentences: A long sentence is acceptable if you structure it well. Most people are comfortable reading sentences with 16-25 words, especially online. But vary your sentence

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Look who’s in the news

A wonderful women, Christi George, publisher of Neighbors magazine, thought a story of my husband and me would be interesting. (you can decide). Bruce has earned a little promo after 40 years as Audio Supervisor at The Cleveland Orchestra. The circulation is to pockets of neighborhoods on the east side, near the Chagrin Falls area.

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Words and phrases that kill writing

Many of the great writers of all times speak of writing clearly, concisely, and using less words. A valuable gift for your readers is to write for them, not yourself. Communicating with clarity is probably one of the most difficult writing tasks. Somehow through the years, we are taught that longer sentences and verbose words

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Creating a Style Guide

If you are using writing or editing assistance, a style sheet is essential. You likely have terms, proper nouns, logos and other kinds of “styles” you prefer. A style sheet is a list of requirements for how writing should appear to be consistent throughout the project or paper. This saves you time and money by

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Does your writing need editing and proofreading? Find out here.

1) Evaluate why you publish content. Answer this and make sure that your writing reflects and addresses this goal. If you want to get hired, are you providing examples of your success? Are you certain you are writing for your audience and not for yourself? It’s all about the customer. Most writers and marketers write

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Dancing and Writing?

Who knew writing and dancing have so much in common. This is a great article on how to help structure your writing.   8 writing takeaways from ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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How to use the apostrophe ‘s or s’

It’s one tiny character – ‘ – but  the apostrophe can cause confusion and torment for some. Read this article from The Grammar Girl to help you with the more confusing issues involving possession and the apostrophe. Turns out, it’s a matter of style and choice. No one is wrong. https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/apostrophe-catastrophe-part-two?e=cf9416b5b5940b83256069c339ac8849dc46ef59b94887ebc19f6d3719a6d333

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