I'll admit it: I love proper grammar. I absolutely adore accurate wording and proper punctuation placement. There's no better way to express these emotions than in poetry, especially on Valentine's Day.
I am not a poet.
Fortunately, others are. These items were the winners from Grammar Girl's National Punctuation Day contest and were kind enough to allow us to reprint them for your reading pleasure.
Rob offers in this blog post some tips for cultivating relationships with clients that turn into streams of steady work. Employing these principles personally means that currently more than 90% of his work is done via DirectOrder. These tips are basically common sense and many of you probably already use some of them. Nonetheless, perhaps something new will click with you that will prove fruitful.
After writing for more than nine months at Textbroker, meaghan admits that there are days where the “daily grind” has lost a little bit of its luster. At times like those, she keeps herself motivated with a few of the following strategies.
For some people, research comes naturally and it’s easy for them to get at the information that they need; for others, pinpointing useful information is a bit less easy. Either way, knowing how to trawl the depths of the Internet for straightforward, easy-to-understand facts is a definite art form. Whether you have a basic grasp of the subject you’ll be writing about, or if you’ve haven’t the first clue where to begin, meaghan shares a few of the tricks and strategies that she uses on a regular basis to make crafting a great article simple and pain-free.
In our last post, we mentioned Grammar Girl as a resource for daily tips and tricks to keep your grammar skills current. Good grammar increases your skills, makes your message clearer and can help increase your rating and attract DirectOrders.
We are fortunate enough to have a guest post from Grammar Girl herself! This post is not an endorsement of Textbroker, but something to get you thinking about how you write and how you can improve your clarity and message.