The Write Blog

20 Feb 2018

WORD TIP OF THE WEEK: USE YOUR CTRL BUTTON

This week’s tip isn’t specific to Microsoft Word – but it sure makes typing in Word a lot faster. Learning a few control button commands will keep your fingers on the keyboard instead of drifting over your computer’s touchpad. Here are a few of our most-used CTRL button functions:   • CTRL A to highlight […]

12 Feb 2018

WORD TIP OF THE WEEK: ADD ANOTHER LANGUAGE TO SPELL CHECK

Are you tired of Word giving you a long errors list because you use languages other than English in your writing? If you’re a science writer who uses a lot of Latin words, or anyone else who uses dual languages in your writing, then you can speed up the spell-checking process with the Languages feature. […]

05 Feb 2018

THE FINESSE OF DEALING WITH DIFFICULT CLIENTS

We all dread those emails. The ones where you can almost hear the client yelling at you through the computer screen. When those emails arrive, it’s hard not to immediately jump on the defensive and start to fight back. However, addressing those situations in a professional and polite way is imperative to maintaining good client […]

31 Jan 2018

WHAT KIND OF EDITING DO I NEED?

“Can you edit this?” It’s arguably one of the vaguest requests heard in the world of editing and publishing. That’s because there are multiple types of editing, and they often mean something very different to each party in the editing relationship – the writer and the editor. A basic Internet search of “types of editing” […]

22 Jan 2018

THE INS AND OUTS OF A NONFICTION GHOSTWRITING CONTRACT

Have you dreamed of seeing a book with your name on it? Would having a book published under your name help get your speaking engagements or enhance your personal brand? Do you have something important to say but don’t consider yourself a writer? Do you want a record of your family history? Are you considering […]

15 Jan 2018

THE WRITERS FOR HIRE: A LOOK AT 2017

Two-thousand seventeen was an exciting year at The Writers For Hire, Inc. We celebrated some big milestones and witnessed our community come together in amazing ways, during a time of crisis.   OTC 2017 At the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in May, we had a great time chatting with O&G industry representatives from Houston and […]

10 Jan 2018

NAVIGATING A SUCCESSFUL PROPOSAL PROCESS: PART 3 OF 3

THE PROPOSAL TEAM KICK-OFF You’ve chosen your team, and you’ve scheduled its first meeting. In order for your team to produce a solid proposal in the required timeframe, your next task is to ready yourself for the kick-off meeting. Your team must get started with solid direction, clarity, and some best practices. What’s the best […]

04 Jan 2018

FINDING OLD COPIES OF PUBLICATIONS IN A DIGITAL AGE

So, you’re trying to find copies of old magazine and/or newspaper articles. Easy, right? Ha! That’s what you think. A few months ago, I was given the task of tracking down some old magazine and newspaper articles for a book project we were working on. Given that the articles were to be included in the […]

28 Dec 2017

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 […]

19 Dec 2017

DON’T LET A CRISIS FREEZE YOUR BUSINESS-BLUE BELL’S 2015 RECALL IS A LESSON IN CRISIS MANAGEMENT

When it comes to customer loyalty and crisis response, communication is key. And a little planning can go a long way toward repairing the damage. Blue Bell is a great example of how a company can bounce back from a potentially reputation-damaging event. For ice cream connoisseurs living in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and a few […]

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