It’s Been a While …

As anyone who checks this space regularly must surely have gathered by now, our blog’s on a bit of a hiatus. We’ve just been too busy creating great content for our clients to write blog posts (what’s that saying about the cobbler’s children again?).

The “bad” news is that that doesn’t look likely to change for a while, but the good news is that we have plenty of work to do, both for us and for you. We’re always looking for new writers to add to our team, so if you’ve ever been interested in making some money as a freelance writer, now’s a great time to apply! Our writers always get to choose which projects they work on, so you’ll never be assigned something you’re not comfortable writing. And since our online writing jobs are, well, online, you can work for us from anywhere.

Interested in joining our writing team? Apply today!

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How to Format Content for Busy Readers

Busy man skimming a book for informationWhen you’re writing for the Internet, one of the most important things to remember is that readers don’t have time to waste poring over your content, reading paragraph after paragraph to see if you’re going to give them the information they need. You’ve only got a few seconds to convince them that what they want is here, or they’ll go find it somewhere else.

So how do you keep the reader’s attention? The answer is scannable content.
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Posted in Writing Tips

SEO Content Writing 101: How to Create SEO Articles

Woman typing an SEO article on a computer

An SEO content writer works on an article on her computer.

We’ve given people plenty of guidance about writing over the years, from how to use a semicolon to how to avoid common typos to how to write title tags and meta descriptions. But we’ve never addressed the entire process of SEO content writing from start to finish, adding up all of the factors that make for high-quality content. So if you’ve ever wondered how to write online content that grabs readers’ attention and makes clients happy, grab a pad and pencil: Let’s go back to basics with a step-by-step approach to how to write SEO content for a website. Read more ›

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Know Your Portmanteaus and How to Use Them


Not this kind of portmanteau …

Once you begin thinking about portmanteaus and learn to identify them, you may start to feel a bit cursed. Why? Because you’ll soon discover that portmanteaus are everywhere these days. So unless you love being fixated on a single subject that will become your next pet peeve or latest hyper-interest, proceed with caution.

... This kind of portmanteau

… This kind of portmanteau

Love them or hate them, portmanteaus have been around for quite some time, and they’re probably here to stay. What are they exactly? Sometimes, they’re a large leather suitcase, but from a grammar perspective, we’re talking about a blending of words and sounds to form one single word with a combined meaning. Read more ›

Posted in Fun Stuff

Road Trip: The Best Indie Bookstores in America

Map of the Ultimate Bookstore Road Trip
Summertime is here, and for many people, that means planning a summer vacation. It seems like there’s a perfect destination for anyone looking to get out of town, whether you’re thinking of jetting off to Europe or packing up the family to see “the happiest place on Earth.” But if your tastes tend toward the literary, as ours do, you’ll be happy to know that you don’t need to buy a plane ticket to have a great vacation this summer. We’ve planned out the ultimate summer road trip for book-lovers, including 25 of the top independent bookstores from coast to coast. Whether you just want to take a few days off to browse at some indie bookstores in your region or you’d rather have a grand adventure and see the whole country, we’ve got you covered with this list of some of the best bookstores in the U.S., including famous bookstores visited by or even owned by well-known readers and writers. Read more ›

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