Category Archives: Help with Writing

Four More Qualities of Successful Freelance Writers

Some people just find writing hard work. The physical effort of putting pen to paper or fingers to keypad just does not do it for them. They are unsure that what they are doing is correct and they find the … Continue reading

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Starting out as a Copywriter

It seems such an easy job that the world and his wife could do it with one hand tied behind their back (not their writing hand, obviously) – copywriting! How can you become a copywriter? If you have always wanted … Continue reading

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Defining the Words You Use 2

Words are the tools of a writer’s trade. It can sometimes be helpful to know more about your trade in order to improve your work. Continue reading

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How to Define the Words You Use

Each word that you use as a writer has a function. They all have a part to play in communicating your message through your writing. Here are some of the names of words that writers use every day and their function in a sentence. Continue reading

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Using Apostrophes – its and it’s Part 3

In the first post on Apostrophes, we looked at using them with plurals and singular nouns to show possession. The second post looked at using apostrophes with contractions. This post will examine a simple little word, yet the apostrophe is often used wrongly in it. Continue reading

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Copyright

Copyright laws can be strange and complex – there have been a few famous authors taken to court accused of stealing their story from another book – but the point made is serious. You can be sued for wrongfully using another person’s work. Continue reading

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A Guide to Using Apostrophes Correctly Part 2

In the last article, we talked about apostrophes and the ways that they could alter meaning. To read back what was said, click on the article title: A Guide to Using Apostrophes Correctly Part 1. The other main way that … Continue reading

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Style Guide – A Guide to Using Apostrophes Correctly (Part 1)

I saw a question on a writers’ forum the other day. It read: ‘Is it time to abolish apostrophes completely?’ I can understand the writer’s frustration. Apostrophes are one piece of punctuation that it is very easy to get wrong … Continue reading

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A Quick Style Guide

When you are producing your piece of writing for a client, it is best to be consistent with grammar and spellings, particularly when using headings. Here are some of the most common things to look out for. Headings The beginnings … Continue reading

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