How to pitch an article

Companies and individuals often wonder how to get press coverage in magazines, newspapers, and other media outlets.  I’ve spent many years on both sides of that fence — as a freelance writer, and as a writer and/or editor at both national and regional magazines, and a major daily newspaper.  Here’s a...
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Concise Writing Cheat Sheet

"Vigorous writing is concise."      -William Strunk Jr. The writing tips resource section covers an abundant amount of information on clear and concise writing, but this "cheat sheet" proves useful when you need an answer quickly. The following guidelines serve as a concise-writing overview. Print out our printer friendly version...
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Preposition List

What is a Preposition? A preposition is a word or phrase typically placed before a noun and indicates the relation of that noun to a verb, adjective, or other noun. Richard Lanham’s "Paramedic Method" consists of six steps to create clear and concise copy. The first step is to find...
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The Secret to Producing Successful Blog Posts

Thank you to Michelle Rebecca for this guest post.     Just about anybody can be a blogger, but it takes a certain set of skills, knowledge, and experience to consistently write popular posts. When it comes to creating content for an online audience, you can be the best writer...
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