The Truth About Editors (According to a Writer)

Editors can make you or break you. You choose. You can heed their advice and learn from their savvy wordsmithing. Or, you can grumble over…

The Art of Being Succinct

Years ago, Twitter confused me. I wondered who could express a complete thought in 140 characters, or less. I’m programmed to think more is better.…

Should You Edit Social Media Posts?

Thankfully, updates aren’t carved in stone on Facebook. You can edit social media posts after they’ve gone live. But, should you? And, why would you?…

Improving Communication Between Marketers and Freelance Writers Part 1: Feedback, Instructions and Rewrites

Each day I collaborate with marketing professionals. Some days are inspirational, productive and so rewarding that I wish I would be at my desk from…

6 Steps to Fewer (Unnecessary!) Rewrite Requests From Your Editors

You’ve written the last sentence of a blog post that showcases both your intelligence and wit. You send it off to your editor and Boom!,…

Why I Stopped Reading Your Marketing Email

I just opened my email. The subject line of a message from a blog I follow was enticing, so I clicked. I read the first…