The Write Blog

19 Jun 2018

USING CONTENT TO RETAIN KNOWLEDGE WITHIN YOUR BUSINESS

Given the aging workforce in the United States, an employee nearing retirement may be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of losing knowledge within a business. Businesses that proactively plan the transfer of knowledge for key positions reap benefits beyond a faster recovery from an unexpected employee loss, including: Better onboarding […]

13 Jun 2018

OUR FAVORITE PODCASTS FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE

Break up the drive-time monotony with these entertaining alternatives to local FM. If you’ve ever spent a lot of time sitting in traffic, you know that local radio can get pretty monotonous. How many times can you listen to “Meant to Be” before you find yourself wanting to scream, “Let it go! It is NOT […]

07 Jun 2018

STAY ON THE WRITE SIDE OF THE LAW: STEER CLEAR OF PUBLISHING WOES

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….” there was a copyright lawsuit between Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica. Stars Wars had captured the hearts of adoring fans across America, and Universal Studios wanted to jump on that bandwagon, so they launched Battlestar Galactica. But Star Wars execs saw one too many similarities […]

28 May 2018

HOW TO WRITE A FAMILY HISTORY—7 STEPS PLUS A PRO TIP

With the rise in popularity of media programming such as PBS’s Finding Your Roots, and the ease and accessibility of home ancestry and DNA test kits, more and more people are choosing to research their family history. The internet has made this research easier than ever before. For those who decide to go even further—to […]

22 May 2018

CONTENT MIGRATION DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A NIGHTMARE: BEST PRACTICES FOR A SMOOTHER TRANSITION

For most people, the thought of migrating thousands of pages to a new website is overwhelming. Even if the project involves only a website redesign, it can feel like an impossible task. The task is made more difficult for large organizations that have multiple departments, each having ownership in the content. For example, a large […]

14 May 2018

THE NUMBERS BEHIND THE WORDS: CAN YOU MAKE MONEY WRITING NON-FICTION BOOKS?

We all know an awful lot about something. It’s just the way people are. Your area of expertise might be something useful, like knowing how to fix cars, or it might be something less tangible, say, have an obscene amount of knowledge about cartoons from the late 1970s to the early 1980s (ruh roh, Raggy!). […]

08 May 2018

THE 1,000+ PAGE WEBSITE OVERHAUL…HOW TO UNDERTAKE A MASSIVE WEBSITE REWRITE

Much has been written about crumbling infrastructure throughout the United States. If it’s not roads and bridges, then it’s internet networks and dated telecommunications infrastructure. But not so much has been written on the effects of aging on internet content. The internet’s been around long enough that many sites have compiled years of content and […]

01 May 2018

AUDITORY, VISUAL OR KINESTHETIC? WHY YOU SHOULD TELL YOUR WRITER YOUR LEARNING STYLE

When starting a project with a writer – be it a book brochure, website or whitepaper – it’s common to focus on the end goal.  How will it read when it’s done? Less focused on, but equally important, are the mechanics of creating the document. That is, a smooth journey from blank page to finished […]

24 Apr 2018

TOP 10 MICROSOFT WORD TIPS FOR WRITERS

When you use something every day for years, you start to think you’re getting pretty good at it. But if you’re like most writers, you’ve probably been using Microsoft Word to write a few pages, save them, and maybe print them out. If you’re working with an editor, clients, or other writers, then you likely […]

17 Apr 2018

WORD TIP OF THE WEEK: CREATE A CUSTOM TOOLBAR

If you’re like most of us, you tend to use the same Word features all the time. And those features might not just be in the Home tab. If you find yourself switching tabs over and over, save yourself some clicks – and time – by customizing the ribbon. To customize the ribbon in Word: […]

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