Best Tips for Practicing Writing

Writing is a skill we can always get better at – and practice is something that definitely helps improve our skill! Here are a few tips for how to practice writing to improve your skills at it: Try writing for a genre or in a style you have never done before. If you generally write…

Effective Note-Taking: Tips for Writing Notes

It’s back-to-school season – and that means that it’s time to start doing a whole bunch of writing and note-taking during class! I mastered the art of note-taking when I was in university, and now that part of my work includes professional transcribing and note-taking, I’ve really managed to cultivate the skill. These tips for…

Why do I need a writer / content creator?

Writers, or content creators, might be just the thing you need to enhance your business and to best market your business to your target audiences. Here’s the background you need on why hiring a professional writer could be one of your best decisions. Why does writing matter? Just like with editing, having high-quality writing can…

Why do I need an editor?

So you have written a manuscript, copy for your website, children’s book, promotional or professional material, newsletter, or just about any other document you can think of – and someone tells you that you should get it edited. But why? Why does editing matter, and what does an editor do? Why does editing matter? Editing…

The Trouble with Words

“He’ll never catch up!” the Sicilian cried. “Inconceivable!” “You keep using that word!” the Spaniard snapped. “I don’t think it means what you think it does.” That line from Inigo Montoya in William Goldman’s The Princess Bride has become quite famous over the years. And no wonder: most of us, at some point or another,…

Three Ways to Write a Novel

I’ve been writing stories for as long as I can remember – I think I was 10 years old when I wrote my first full-length novel. One of the things that I enjoy the most about writing novels is that there are so many ways to do it. Having written eight or 10 novels over…

Why Editing & Proofreading Are Important

I use Grammarly’s plagiarism checker because coming up with new ideas makes all of us better writers! Writing is, of course, a crucial part of creating content – whether it’s an email, a resume, a report, an essay, or other documentation – but by no means is it the only part of creating content! Editing…

National Novel Writing Month

It’s very timely that as we were JUST talking about the best thing you can do when writing your novel, National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo) is right around the corner! Between November 1 – 30, NaNoWriMo invites you to write a 50,000-word novel. This year, they are expecting 500,000 writers to join in –…

Why I love Oxford commas

When I was recently struggling to figure out a 140-character Tweet that included everything I wanted to say PLUS the Oxford comma that I *had* to include (and subsequently cut out words just to make room for the Oxford comma), it occurred to me that I really love Oxford commas. What exactly is an Oxford…

Should I use “e.g.” or “i.e.”?

“e.g.” and “i.e.” are used interchangeably – and often incorrectly – all too often. They actually mean two different things, but this is unfortunately overlooked. So, when should you use them? There’s a fairly simple distinction between the two: e.g. should be used when you are giving an example of the options, and it essentially…

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