Resources to Improve Your English Writing Skills

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Keep Your Friends Close … Keep Your Homophones Even Closer

Homophones can wreak havoc with your writing. These days, you can instantly search definitions of words. Without that capability, you might say things like: Or [carnival music] Let’s play, SPOT THE WRONG WORD: Miracle Max: You got any money? Inigo Montoya: Sixty-five....

How to Easily Edit Your Own Writing (Part 2)

A few weeks ago, I talked about how important flawlessness in your writing is.  I shared three tips I personally use to "winnow" my work and make it more readable. In fact, what I penned was just a drop in the ocean compared to the endless ways writers use to edit...

Idioms (Stranger Than Yoda-ese)

Yoda-ese is pretty easy to interpret. The title above comes out in your brain as: “So, hotshot, you think you’re ready; you have NO idea!” It relays attitude, perspective, and a bit of acid wit. Idioms are a bit like that. Take this one for instance: “Pull yourself...

How to Write Great Copy (According to the Pros)

Copywriting is dead. So says Tony Brignull, the most decorated copywriter in Britain, who took part in the documentary Madmen v Mavens in 2014. Exploring the role of copywriting in the digital age and laying bare the opinions of industry veterans alongside the views...

How to Easily Edit Your Own Writing (Part 1)

Did you know that poor writing costs employers $3.1 billion per year in the USA? Not surprising when you consider how important good writing is in the business world. In fact, this was one of the reasons I recently posted "Your Brief Guide to Hiring an Editor as a...

10 Books That Will Make You a Better Freelance Writer

Being a freelance writer is a very rewarding career - providing you can get it right and land those great clients offering high-paying gigs and long-term work. For writers with English as a second language, taking the time to continually sharpen your skills can bring...

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