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Test Your Grammar IQ

Who doesn’t relish a challenge, especially when it comes to dependent clauses, parallelism and collective nouns? OK, so that’s a stretch, but go with it. Find the errors in the sentences below and I’ll send you a fabulous prize. Not really, but what have you got to lose? Neither an

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Style Guides Set the Standard in Content Marketing

To set the standard in content marketing at your business, it’s important to make sure writers are aligned. Their copy should follow agreed-upon rules. For example: Is it “don’t” or “do not”; “can’t” or “cannot”? Can a subhead be a question? Is the hyphen necessary in “non-essential”? What’s the plural

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To Accomplish More, Lead With Kindness

Growing up, the only business role model I had was my dad. He was charismatic (when he needed to be). He was wildly successful. The problem was that he ruled his company with an iron fist. He led with fear, and people in his wake were often left shaking in

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Writing Tips: “Compared To” or “Compared With”?

Solving Off-Duty Grammar Riddles One of my marketing friends called me the other night with another grammar conundrum. It wouldn’t be the first time. I think he’s got me on speed dial. Other friends call to share entertaining news and highlights from their lives, but this one relies on me

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3 Website Content Mistakes You’re (Probably) Making

Here’s a quick test: Go to your homepage and read the first sentence or phrase of your website content. Does it start with “We”? If so, it’s time to change your website’s perspective. Still not convinced? OK, go back to the quiz. Q: Do your eyes glaze over when your

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Slow down sign in traffic image for Content Marketing Efforts To Fast?

Are Your Content Marketing Efforts Moving Too Fast?

We all want to go full speed ahead to meet our marketing and sales goals. But sometimes, we need to slow down and reexamine our content marketing efforts. We need to see whether we’re heading in the right direction. Are you:  Taking time to reevaluate your strategy? Reaching your target

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8 Tips to Make Your Technical Writing Shine

You don’t need a Ph.D. to conquer technical writing. You also don’t need to know everything about your topic. The goal is to make complicated information accessible and clear. Before we explore how to do that, let’s cover a few basics. What is technical writing? Technical writing includes: White papers

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What’s the Difference Between Copywriting and Content Marketing?

Business owners, executives and marketing directors know that quality writing helps drive marketing efforts. Many of them don’t know, however, that marketing writing comes in two forms: copywriting and content marketing. These writing forms are not the same. They cross paths frequently, but the goals for each are different. Before

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The Beginner’s Guide to Content Marketing

Content marketing for beginners is hard. Consistently publishing valuable, relevant and high-quality content takes effort and teamwork. Why? You must find the perfect managing editor who is equal parts project manager and keeper of your brand’s voice. You must also scale a team of writers, designers and video editors to

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