The Write Blog

09 Oct 2018

HOW TO MAKE YOUR WEBSITE 60% MORE EFFECTIVE

It’s no secret that shorter paragraphs on web pages makes for easier reading. But, did you know that shorter webpages are nearly 60% more usable? Additionally, tweaking your copy and re-writing it to be more concise, scannable, and objective can increase the usability to 124%! According to this interesting article from Wylie Communications, by simply […]

02 Oct 2018

CHOOSING THE RIGHT FORMAT WHEN WRITING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY

You’ve dreamed of writing a family history for years — and you’ve even started wading through old documents, photos, and records. But after countless hours of research, you’re stuck. What do you do with all of the materials you’ve gathered? What’s the best way to present your family’s history? What kind of a story do […]

24 Sep 2018

DON’T FORGET TO HIT “RECORD”

If you have ever interviewed someone for a book, you know that it is nearly impossible to take thorough enough notes to catch everything that is being said. Even if you are an ace on the keyboard, something is bound to be missed. For this reason, we always recommend recording all of your interviews, so […]

24 Sep 2018

THE DANGERS OF MIXING LANGUAGES

I have always been anti-Spanglish. I don’t know exactly why, but mixing two languages at one time is a big pet-peeve of mine. And watching “Dora the Explorer” with my kids drives me completely nuts.  Come on Dora, please just pick a language! Spanish or English! Well, it turns out that I am right! This […]

17 Sep 2018

COMPANY HISTORY BOOK: A SURVIVAL GUIDE

Your company is getting ready to celebrate its 50th anniversary, and the higher-ups have decided that a book will be the perfect way to commemorate the occasion. They’ve also decided that you are the perfect person to act as project manager, writer, and editor. And they want it ready to send to clients, investors, and […]

10 Sep 2018

FROM YOUR PHONE CAMERA TO A PDF- LIKE MAGIC!

Do you dread wrestling with your difficult scanner? Or maybe you don’t even have a scanner at all. Are you constantly trying to figure out the best way to turn the pictures you take on your phone into presentable documents? If this sounds even a little bit familiar, this Watercooler Writer tip will change your […]

10 Sep 2018

SIX BOOKS EVERYONE SHOULD WRITE

Are you the kind of person who constantly has a million ideas in your head? Or maybe, instead of letting those ideas cloud up your head, you write them all down on paper. What if those ideas were not ideas, but were actually just an ongoing diary of everything (and I mean everything) you see […]

03 Sep 2018

WHAT’S DIFFERENT – AND WHAT’S THE SAME – IN TODAY’S JOB SEARCH GAME

You haven’t looked in a job for 10 years. But for a variety of reasons, you’ve decided to get back into the job search game… and you’re noticing that things have changed. From LinkedIn profiles to targeted keywords, resume writing is a whole new ballgame – and a confusing one, at that. Our internet-centric world […]

27 Aug 2018

WHEN IT COMES TO MMBBL VS. MBBL, YOU CAN’T BE TOO CAREFUL

Fun fact!  MMbbl and Mbbl can mean the same thing. Our writing team was recently working on a whitepaper and needed to pull some statistics about oil production volume. We noticed that, in some of the sources we used, “Mbbl” was used to represent thousands of barrels. In others, “Mbbl” referred to millions of barrels. […]

21 Aug 2018

SIX BENEFITS OF WRITTEN STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOPS)

From training and hiring to communication to work policies and procedures, standard operating procedures — or SOPs — help companies stay organized, operate smoothly, and ensure that employees understand how to accomplish their assigned tasks. But here’s one thing we’ve learned from more than a decade of working with companies of all sizes: Even though […]

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