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The Top Misused Words in PR

Ragan’s PR Daily published a post yesterday listing their top 10 words often misused in press releases. Their list: Quality...

Book Review: Accidental Genius, by Mark Levy

Book Review: Accidental Genius, by Mark Levy

When I first received an email from Beth Harte, asking if I’d be interested in checking out a book on...

Writing – Critical For Communicators, But It’s Not Everything

Writing – Critical For Communicators, But It’s Not Everything

Liam Fitzpatrick wrote a  controversial post earlier this month, saying that he thought writing skills are over-rated for communicators: “To...

When Editing No Longer Helps

When Editing No Longer Helps

Whether you work in communications in a corporation, an agency, a not-for-profit or the public sector, you’ve probably encountered people...

Are You A Buffler?

Are You A Buffler?

A few weeks ago I posted a list of my top ten most irritating PR phrases. Shortly thereafter, I received...

Top 10 Most Irritating Phrases In PR

Top 10 Most Irritating Phrases In PR

Oxford University recently compiled its list of “top ten irritating phrases,” as reported by The Telegraph (side note: 2703 comments...

Quality Matters

Quality Matters

When you finish a piece of work, are you willing to put your reputation on the line for it? I...

10 Easy-To-Avoid Grammar Mistakes

10 Easy-To-Avoid Grammar Mistakes

I’m going to get all Grammar Girl on you here. Bear with me. I’m not a grammar saint, but I’m...

Could SEO Devalue News Releases Even More?

Could SEO Devalue News Releases Even More?

Why not just make sure that your release is relevant, well-written and on-topic? A well written release will have plenty of the important words in there as a natural result. With a little extra attention you can optimize your release without compromising its quality.

I’m Done With Social Media

I’m Done With Social Media

"Social media" is out. So is "microblogging." No more "social bookmarking" either. What am I talking about? Clear writing. Plain language.