Bloggers, start with the part that interests you the most

Bloggers, start with what interests you the most

In the first of her The Writing Coach podcasts, Rebecca Weber mentioned that she often starts an article by writing the part that interests her the most. Then, she says, it’s easy for her to fill in the other parts, especially if she already has an outline. That’s a great way to overcome writer’s block, […]

Test your proofreading skills with Mistake Monday

MISTAKE MONDAY for December 17: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. I don’t know why people make this mistake. What are they thinking?     I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

The e-newsletter problem they don't tell you about

The e-newsletter problem you don’t know about

Don’t get me wrong. Sending an e-newsletter is a great idea. I’ve gained thousands of dollars of business from my subscribers. But there’s an e-newsletter problem nobody tells you about. The problem? Delivery. Your newsletters may fail to reach your subscribers’ in-boxes for reasons that have little to nothing to do with you. You can […]

Test your proofreading skills with Mistake Monday

MISTAKE MONDAY for December 10: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. I see a couple of problems with this one.                         I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

my best tip for improving your investment commentary

My best tip for improving your investment commentary

Improving your investment commentary is typically the goal when you hire me to edit or rewrite your quarterly client letters or other commentary. Some of what I do is hard for me to teach you. But one of my most powerful tips is easy for you to implement. My best tip for improving your investment […]