The Write Blog

20 May 2022

THE OBEDIENT CHILD: A CASE STUDY IN WRITING AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

“I constantly think that I am so glad that I finished writing my biography with your great help. I think it is one of the most important accomplishments and most enjoyable experiences of my life.” Joyce Marleau, author of The Obedient Child Most observers believe that writing one’s autobiography is nothing more than a stroll […]

18 May 2022

THE POWER OF POSITIVITY IN OUR WRITING

We’ve all likely heard the saying, “positivity breeds positivity.” And many of us have probably witnessed evidence of its truth in our own lives.   But positivity does much more than just spreading positive thoughts. In fact, a study done by Harvard Business Review found that people with positive outlooks are overall more successful (and […]

16 May 2022

STYLE GUIDE 101: HOW CREATING A SOLID STYLE GUIDE CAN HIGHLIGHT YOUR BRAND

“Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.” — Jeff Bezos Building a successful company requires getting a number of things right. Delivering a quality product, maintaining consistent value, and providing outstanding service are pivotal in creating a great business. However, highlighting a company’s brand can take any […]

13 May 2022

12 STEPS TO COMPANY HISTORY BOOK SUCCESS

Your company has reached a major milestone, a new CEO is being appointed, or maybe a significant anniversary is coming up. Press releases are fleeting, and your boss wants something more concrete, something to hand out to clients, stakeholders, investors, and employees. The execs have landed on the idea of a company history book — […]

11 May 2022

5 EFFECTIVE TIPS FOR SELF-EDITING A FAMILY HISTORY BOOK

“The secret to editing your work is simple: you need to become its reader instead of its writer.” — Zadie Smith Editing is a critical component of the writing process. After all, a well-written document needs polishing to ensure high quality. A common misconception is that editing involves “correcting” mistakes. While proofreading takes care of […]

09 May 2022

WHAT MAKES A BOOK COVER ICONIC?

The saying goes “don’t judge a book by its cover.” But let’s be honest… we’ve all done it. If you’re browsing the shelves of the local bookstore, there are certain book covers that simply jump out and grab your attention more than others. There are also book covers that can easily be recognized by almost […]

06 May 2022

TOP REASONS WHY EVERY COMPANY NEEDS TO HIRE A TECHNICAL GHOSTWRITER

Organizations invest significant resources in building products, research, and creating innovative solutions. Often, the information that emerges from these advancements involves highly technical and particularly specific content. As a result, general audiences may struggle to comprehend the valuable information presented fully. It is crucial to translate decidedly specific information into a more digestible format to […]

04 May 2022

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE WRITING YOUR FAMILY BUSINESS HISTORY BOOK

Family-run businesses have been the backbone of the American economy for decades. A business is a source of pride for countless families, a great number of which go on to become well-established corporations. Some family companies even endure the test of time as they move from generation to generation. When businesses grow and thrive over […]

02 May 2022

10 BEST FORMATS FOR YOUR COMPANY HISTORY BOOK

Given all that goes into starting and successfully running a business, chances are that your company has a story to tell. Have you been tasked with sharing it? Maybe you have a milestone anniversary to celebrate, a legacy to preserve, or a great brand origin to share. Whatever the reasons, if you’ve thought about chronicling […]

29 Apr 2022

A PROOFREADER’S CHECKLIST

Proofreading can be scary at times because it carries so much responsibility. The proofreader must deliver a product that is as perfect as humanly possible. In some businesses, the proofreader is the last person to touch a document, making the final changes before it is published. Like editing, proofreading can require a light or a […]