All of Your Words are Important

But all of our marketing words are not important in every context. We have to pick and choose. When I first started my business almost 15 years ago, I remember struggling with the distinction between features and benefits, and with talking about my potential clients’ … Keep reading…

The Difference Between Editing and Proofing

We often use the words editing and proofing interchangeably but there is a significant difference. If you’re not aware of it, you could be failing at both. Editing is big picture or ‘zoomed out’; proofing is detailed or ‘zoomed in’. Editing is about the overall … Keep reading…

Does Your Writing Pass the $1-A-Word Test?

If you are looking for a quick and certain way of giving your words more impact, look no further than your purse or wallet. Take a look at the last thing you wrote. It doesn’t matter if it’s a letter, email, report, newsletter, web content … Keep reading…

The Consequences of Creative Isolation

Buried in a blog post by iContact about the importance of relevant content, I found an interesting little segment about the impact of creative isolation. It’s hard to imagine being isolated when we can be online and connected whenever we want. When it comes to … Keep reading…

Lost in the Forest and Finding the Trees

“Which is better?” I asked. “‘I need to capitalize on the time I’ve invested in writing.’ or ‘I need to leverage the time I’ve invested in writing.’” Danielle said, “‘I need people to read my stuff.’” Two lessons here, one obvious and one not so … Keep reading…

Slice Words to Save Money

If you’re beating around the bush, you’re wasting time and possibly money. Neil Everton of Podium Media and Communications Coaching suggests we look at our writing with a critical eye and ask: “Am I prepared to pay $1 for every word I’ve written?” Unproductive words … Keep reading…