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6 Practical Tips to Improve Your First Draft

As an editor, I’ve seen writing that runs the gamut from copy in a really rough state to writing that’s quite polished with few errors. No matter what you’re writing—a book, a marketing brochures, or an email blast—a rougher work

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Writing is Easy. Why Do I Need to Hire Someone?

Writing is a basic skill we learn in school, so many times businesses think all writing should be done in-house. Writing is easy, isn’t it? Well, not all writing is easy. And not all writing is top-quality or delivers the

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Best Blogs for Freelance Writing Newbies

When I first started freelancing I turned to blogs of men and women who had “been there, done that” to get advice on starting my freelance business. Today, I continue to read many of these blogs to stay inspired and

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Tools of the Trade: 5 Essential Tools This Freelancer Can’t Live Without

When I began to do freelance writing and editing full-time, I thought all I’d need was my laptop and an Internet connection to do my work efficiently. The longer I have freelanced, the more tools I’ve discovered to help me

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5 Reasons to Hire an Editor

The work that editors do is sometimes undervalued. Of course, as a professional editor, I may be a little biased, but if people could see the work that goes on behind-the-scenes—before a brochure, a book, or even a website is

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3 Common and Easily Correctable Writing Mistakes

A large portion of the work I do involves editing other people’s writing. Through editing work for various clients over the years, I have noticed many common mistakes that writers at all organizations make. Whether it’s a book project or

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