The Write Blog

09 Apr 2019

THE GHOSTWRITER’S GUIDE TO WORKING WITH SMES

Imagine walking into a small conference room where a dozen engineers, all experts in technology design for the heavy equipment business, are seated at two rows of tables, looking like the world’s most disgruntled jury. Their company is launching a thought leadership program and these women and men are tasked with coming up with the […]

08 Apr 2019

HOW TO FIND A BOOK WHEN YOU’VE FORGOTTEN THE TITLE

Have you ever tried to find a book you read years ago, only to discover that you have no recollection of the book’s title or author? Unfortunately, books are not categorized by storylines or characters (you know, the things that we CAN easily remember). They are categorized by the titles and authors— the very things […]

05 Apr 2019

BEFORE YOU RECORD AN INTERVIEW, IS IT LEGAL?

In the era of smartphones where an audio recorder is often a standard device function, recording a conversation, an interview, or a business meeting has never been easier. A quick thumb swipe over that red record button gives us a resource to fact-check what we just heard. It can help us engage with the people […]

04 Apr 2019

I SHOT THE SERIF: IS FONT CHOICE IMPORTANT?

When I married a man with the very Italian surname of Iacullo, I had no illusions about the spelling and pronunciation mishaps that were likely to follow. I knew I’d have to endure a certain amount of ribbing about the surplus of vowels in the old country and make endless attempts to explain that yes, […]

03 Apr 2019

5 BOOKS EVERY ASPIRING WRITER SHOULD READ

The well-known author, Stephen King, famously said: “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” As with any profession, the more writers can study their craft and learn from professionals, the better they will be. But, are all books treated equally? […]

02 Apr 2019

COPYWRITER Q&A: REPURPOSING MARKETING CONTENT WITH MERRISA MILLINER

The Writers For Hire (TWFH) team member Merrisa Milliner has a background that makes her uniquely suited for content creation: She got her start as a magazine editor, where she honed her skills developing content and maintaining an editorial calendar. From there, the self-described “big-picture thinker” moved into a series of corporate communications and marketing […]

01 Apr 2019

15 “MUST READ” AUTOBIOGRAPHIES

Autobiographies can be fascinating to read. Discovering intimate details about someone’s life, as seen from their own perspective, can give you insight into who that person truly is and what makes them tick. Not all autobiographies are award winning, or even worth reading, though. Luckily, we have found a  great article from lifehack.org, that lists […]

29 Mar 2019

THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: YOUR PROPOSAL IN TWO PAGES OR LESS

You have completed all of the requirements for your RFP, and are almost ready to submit it. But, you’re wondering if you need to include an executive summary. While not all RFPs call for an executive summary, some do —and some will even provide you a template for the summary. However, if the RFP does […]

28 Mar 2019

OLD ENGLISH WORDS TO REVIVE

As word enthusiasts, we constantly try to stay up-to-date on the evolution of language. After all, we found great delight in the list of 25 words that were added to Webster’s dictionary last year. But, as much as we love learning new words and discovering what they mean, we feel it is important to remember […]

27 Mar 2019

WHAT’S THE SCOOP BEHIND BEST-SELLERS?

In 1895, the literary journal The Bookman launched the first “bestseller list” in the United States. The small monthly magazine stopped running its lists in 1918 and then went under in 1933. By which point The New York Times had already begun to fuel the flames of our fascination with bestsellers. Today, few have likely […]