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04 Sep 2020

THE BENEFITS OF USING FILLER WORDS IN YOUR WRITING

Filler words really get a bad rap. You know the ones I’m talking about: “um”, “uh”, “like” … And hedge words, such as “just” or “kind of,” are treated just as badly. According to this article from the Harvard Business Review, though, using filler or hedge words in your speech and writing can actually be […]

01 Sep 2020

WHO OWNS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY?

For writers, marketers, content creators, and businesses alike, intellectual property laws can make a huge impact on your company’s livelihood and protect you from having someone else benefit from your work. This means that someone else cannot publish a copy of your book as their own or that another company cannot steal your proprietary software […]

30 Jan 2020
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THE ART OF TECHNICAL GHOSTWRITING

One of the most challenging aspects of technical writing is communicating effectively with a subject matter expert (or SME, commonly pronounced as one word “smee”). SMEs have the knowledge that the technical writer must extract and translate into useful publications, such as documents, videos, webinars, classroom courses, and marketing collateral. In some cases, the technical […]

22 Aug 2019
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HOW TO WRITE BUSINESS EMAILS THAT SOUND FRIENDLY

In today’s technologically advancing world, email has become the official choice for communication within businesses. The lack of face-to-face communication can cause a lot of issues and misunderstandings, though. Because of this, it is important that business emails convey a clear message, elicit the desired response, and, above all, not offend in any way. But […]

18 Apr 2019
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HOW TO CREATE A FILE-NAMING SYSTEM THAT WORKS

If you needed to find a specific document on your computer, in less than a minute, could you do it? Consider this scenario: You are sitting at your desk, hard at work on your team’s latest project, when the boss walks in with a panicked look on her face. She needs the final version of […]

25 Mar 2019
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IS “YOU’RE WELCOME” IN DANGER OF BECOMING EXTINCT?

What ever happened to saying, “you’re welcome?” With terms such as “no problem” and “of course!” gaining popularity in today’s society, it seems that “you’re welcome” is becoming a phrase of the past. But, why is that? Are people nowadays more rude and inconsiderate? Are we, as a society, lacking in proper etiquette? According to […]

08 Mar 2019
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FIVE COMMON WEB WRITING MISTAKES TO AVOID

Web copy can be tricky to master: It has to sell, but it can’t feel too salesy. It has to be packed with useful, relevant information, but it needs to be succinct and easy to scan. It has to differentiate your company, product, or service — but at the same time, it can’t feel like […]

27 Feb 2019
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CELEBRATING TEN YEARS WITH KATHY – A WOMAN OF MANY HATS

Ten years ago, Kathy agreed to help her best friend with some paperwork. She had no idea that the bag full of accounting receipts she tackled that day would turn into a full-time job that includes things like project management, accounting, and client interaction on a typical day. On top of all that, Kathy works […]

21 Jan 2019
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PUBLISHER INTERVIEW: WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN PUBLISHING YOUR BOOK

The fairytale version of finishing a book goes something like this:  You dramatically pull a final book page from the typewriter carriage, stack it on top of a huge pile of papers, stuff it into a bulky package, rush ship it to your favorite publisher, and immediately get a call praising your book and offering […]

19 Jan 2019
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HOW TO EASILY CRAFT AN RFP SOLICITATION TO ATTRACT THE BEST VENDORS TO YOUR BUSINESS

Oftentimes, getting the right vendors to work with your company is a critical part of your business success. But how do you attract high-quality vendors to provide you with the services and supplies you need? An RFP solicitation can be key in attracting the right suppliers to help your company achieve its goals. And whether […]