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The NCIS Guide to Content Writing

In the long-running crime drama NCIS, special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs has a set of rules to live by. How can you apply some of these rules to content writing? Don’t believe what you’re told. Double check. This rule goes … Continue reading

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Does Your Content Writing Attract or Repel Customers?

While browsing the web, I found a badly written article about content writing on the services page of a website of an Internet marketing company. If the company can’t even produce good content for its site, why would anyone hire … Continue reading

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15 Useful Websites About Writing

If you are looking for information about writing, the Web abounds with sites. Here are a few good ones: Writing Sites for Everyone Daily Writing Tips – Daily articles on grammar, spelling, misused words, punctuation, fiction writing, freelance writing, and … Continue reading

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Eight Tips for Concise Writing

One of the best ways to communicate effectively is to be concise. Use only as many words as you need to say what you have to say. Readers are busy and often impatient. They don’t want to, and often won’t, … Continue reading

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Business Letter Writing Tips

Business letter writing is important because failing to write an effective business letter can result in miscommunication and lost business. The basic business writing skills include making your letters sound simple, friendly, and natural. Write as if you were talking … Continue reading

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Self-Editing Tips

Having someone else proofread or edit your writing is always a good idea. As the writer, you sometimes become too involved in the writing process to see what others might not understand. One of the best tips for editing your … Continue reading

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George Orwell’s Writing Rules

In the essay Politics and the English Language, George Orwell provides five rules for effective writing: Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech that you usually see in print. Never use a long word where a short … Continue reading

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