On Language and the Possibility of Prescriptivism

I consider blogging part of my job now. When you want to become a professional writer, you have to take every opportunity you can to write and to learn... and to have your grammar ripped apart. I admit, I haven't been a saint when it comes to pleasing the grammar gods, but I haven't been … Continue reading On Language and the Possibility of Prescriptivism

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My 10 tips for new freelance writers

1. Start a website or blog. A lot of potential clients that you find on Craigslist will ask to see links to your personal website. You don't have to think of it as a personal journal; instead, write on current events and topics that interest you. If you read an interesting news article, write a … Continue reading My 10 tips for new freelance writers

Does Working as a Content Monkey Stifle Your Creativity?

For starters, some of you may be wondering what constitutes a "content monkey." Its meaning is similar to that of a "code monkey," if you are familiar with that term. As a freelance writer, the only way to make decent money is by churning out article after article. In this world, your words are used … Continue reading Does Working as a Content Monkey Stifle Your Creativity?

Introduction on How to Improve your Writing Swagger.

(What? Two posts in twelve hours; she must be a workhorse. Nope, I'm just procrastinating.) Some of my posts will deal with style, which in my opinion is just as important as grammar. You can know all the words and grammatical rules in the world, but without your own, unique voice, you'll never become a … Continue reading Introduction on How to Improve your Writing Swagger.

Be canny, instead of turbid, when using semicolons. And, the word “amortize.”

I'm sorry that I wasn't able to include the word "amortize" more effectively in my title. 🙂 For my first post, I’m going to stick to a few general grammar tips, along with posting several vocabulary words. My goal, which I'd like to share with you as well, is to learn something new, relating to … Continue reading Be canny, instead of turbid, when using semicolons. And, the word “amortize.”