Writer’s Resources

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 […]

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
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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 use […]

17 Apr 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]

12 Mar 2018
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WORD TIP OF THE WEEK: USE ‘READ ALOUD’ FOR PROOFREADING

If you’re an audio learner, you’ve probably wished that you could listen to a Word document instead of reading it. Good news: there’s a Word feature that allows you to do just that. Activating the Read Aloud feature is also a great proofreading tool to use after Spell Check. To activate Read Aloud: Select the […]

05 Mar 2018
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WORD TIP OF THE WEEK: USING THE READABILITY FEATURE

Writing something for the general public? Then you’ll want to aim for about a 5th grade reading level. If you’re writing for an academic journal, on the other hand, you’ll probably want to aim for college level. How do you know if you’re close? There’s a handy feature tucked inside Word that will let you […]