Test your proofreading skills with Mistake Monday

MISTAKE MONDAY for Feb. 5: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

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

Financial blog topic: write a letter

A letter can be a great format for your financial blog. Writing a letter can help you tackle difficult topics or get a new perspective on an old topic. I’m not thinking about the kinds of letter you usually write. I don’t mean prospecting letters, quarterly reports, or requests for documentation. Instead, I am thinking […]

Test your proofreading skills with Mistake Monday

MISTAKE MONDAY for Jan. 29: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. If you follow the Investment Writing Facebook page, you know what I’ve been testing everyone’s proofreading skills since I introduced the concept on my blog in November 2011. I post an image, then challenge people to respond by identifying […]

7 tips to help you write more and be a better person

Are you looking for tips to help you write or blog more frequently? Some of the tips from the “Work Well” chapter of Kate Hanley’s How to Be a Better Person may help. 1. Mono-task one thing a day This is one of my favorite tips. Hanley says: Multitasking is a fact of life and can […]

bloggers, honor your influencers

Bloggers, honor your influencers

Totally original content doesn’t exist. Everyone is influenced by others. Your work is not diminished by giving credit to them. As Jeff Goins says in Real Artists Don’t Starve: …cite your sources, giving credit where credit is due. This won’t discredit you. It will likely endear you to your influences and your audience. What might citing […]