Essential Tips For Newsletter Writers

On November 27th, 2012, wrote:

Ernest Hemingway said this, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is, sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” On the other hand, those of us who write know that ‘bleeding’ isn’t easy. Anyway, newsletters are an integral part of most special interest groups, colleges and even families. Drafting a newsletter can be fun, and here are some tips that I think will be useful. The Zen of writing Unless you are a hipster with a typewriter in the park or an octogenarian with India ink and a quill, there is a good chance that you’d be drafting the newsletter on a computer. Most of us have a cluttered desktop, so cluttered that it can be called a modern art masterpiece. That needs to go! Productivity increases with a cleaner layout and there are studies to support this claim. There are text editors for both Windows and OS X with simple layouts and colors that are easy on the – Read the full article

Why AP Style Guide Matters

On December 20th, 2011, wrote:

If you abide by the belief that rules exist for a reason, then maybe you don’t need any explanation of why the AP (Associated Press) Style Guide matters. But for the writer who has ever rolled his eyes while reaching for their guidebook to look up the AP rule, or received an editor’s red pen note to “check AP,” then AP Style can feel more like a rulebook than a guide. First, if you intend to work as a journalist, then this book matters simply because your career matters. End of argument! However, a more detailed explanation shows that this book really exists for the sake of consistency in writing for the public. When everyone – or at least every writer – uses the same grammar, punctuation, abbreviations, numbers, etc., it ensures that messages are communicated in a consistent style. This consistency delivers conciseness, correctness and clarity. In a World Wide Web environment where more people than ever are becoming – Read the full article

Some Other Blogs We Write For

On December 30th, 2008, wrote:

All of us have been busy between our businesses, blogs, side projects, and countless professional & networking events. If you are interested in some of the other blogs we write for, contribute to, or help manage, look no further: GreenWerk’s Green Eco Friendly Blog blog covers green and environmentally friendly news from Chicago and around the world. Articles range from Greening up your Office to Local Produce Supplier Recommendations in Chicago. Elevate Printing’s The Perfect Printing Blog blog covers topics relating to Digital Wide Format printing, Industry News & Updates, Product Comparisons, and everything else that is going on in the printing industry. DigitalPrinter’s Adventures in Digital Printing blog covers digital printing news and issues affecting commercial printers, digital printing, photography, graphic design, and fine art reproduction.