The Write Blog

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: […]

10 Apr 2018

WORD TIP OF THE WEEK: COMPARE DOCUMENTS TO SEE REVISIONS

When several people are working on a document, it’s almost inevitable that someone will eventually forget to use Track Changes. Luckily, Word includes another way to see the revisions between two versions of a document. Don’t comb through a document looking for changes! Instead, use the Compare feature: 1. Make sure both versions of the […]

10 Apr 2018

ROUNDING UP WITH THE WRITERS FOR HIRE

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at The Writers For Hire? The details of our weekly meetings are usually top secret, reserved only for those with the highest level of security clearance. Sometimes, though, things are just too good not to share. So, here it is… some of the amazingly interesting things that […]

02 Apr 2018

WORD TIP OF THE WEEK: USING TABLES TO INSERT IMAGES

Have you ever tried inserting a bunch of images into a document by just clicking on Pictures in the Insert tab? If so, you might have spent the next 30 minutes trying to drag them into place, then another 30 trying to fix your text formatting. Once everything looked like it was wrangled into place, […]

19 Mar 2018

WORD TIP OF THE WEEK: REMOVING MYSTERIOUS, UNWANTED FORMATTING

Recently, we had a long document that had several dotted lines running across the page. We had no idea how they got there. Several writers tried to remove them, but it wasn’t until months later that one of them succeeded.     It turns out that fixing this issue is pretty simple. Just follow these […]

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