Category Archives: Writers Resources

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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Stop Brandjacking: Help with Online Brand and Identity Management

Part of protecting your brand, your business, and even your personal online reputation is making sure that others don’t claim your name or try to impersonate you.  So here’s a hint:  sign up your name, brand, and business on every social media site – even if you don’t use it,...
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