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Good Writers vs Bad Writers

Can we agree that writing is just a part of life? There’s really no way around it.

Knowing the numerical value of Pi hasn’t enhanced my life. Identifying different dinosaurs hasn’t helped my career at all. But I’ve had to make my own resume so I could find a job. I’ve had to write letters and contracts. Writing is just something (I believe) everyone should know how to do!

But it doesn’t come easy for everyone. You know how some people just seem to be naturally good at writing? They pick up a pen and paper and come up with something that just speaks to you. And the whole time you read their writing you’re thinking to yourself, “That’s exactly how I feel but I just couldn’t find the words…” Continue Reading

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Business Tips, Communications

I’ll Look at Your Resume…for FREE!

Last week I made a promise on my Facebook page to look at resumes for FREE. I’ve been crazy busy for the last few days but now I finally have the time to make good on that promise!

I’m always being asked to do a resume for someone. I know that having a career you love is a serious contributor to overall happiness. I also know that a good resume is a key component in the process. That’s why I talk about resumes here. A lot. Your resume should be updated and ready to go at all times. Companies still hire throughout the holiday season and into the new year so I always advise my clients to be on the lookout for openings.

If you think your resume needs some TLC, today is your lucky day…

For the low price of $0 I will look at your resume and give some pointers on how you can improve it. This offer is only open until Friday. All you have to do is email me your resume in MS Word or PDF format and I will respond with my suggestions. Easy peasy!

In the meantime feel free to check out these posts about resumes!

My email inbox is waiting!

What do you struggle with when you’re working on your resume?

Until next time…
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Business Tips, Communications, Writing

Common Letter Mistakes to Avoid

As a freelance writer and editor I spend a lot of time making sure that my clients look absolutely fabulous on the communication front. In our tech heavy society, the importance of a good letter isn’t completely lost. Unfortunately a lot of opportunities and business partnerships are missed out on because of simple mistakes. So today I’m going to share some common things that I see in my line of work. Good thing for my clients that I’m here to get rid of those pesky blemishes!
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Business Tips, Communications

15 Verbs to Finesse Your Resume

By now you  might know that I love working on resumes for my clients. Creating a resume that looks might be easy but content is king. Your resume needs to have substance. If you’re in the market for a gig, recruiters want to know that you’re a person who takes action and can get things done. Today I’m giving you 15 words to use on your resume to help a recruiter see that you might belong on their team. Continue Reading

Communications, Lifestyle

Why You Should Start Journaling Today

It’s probably no surprise to you that I write in a journal. I don’t use it everyday although it’s great practice to do so. It seems that a lot of people use journals when they’re young, especially in the preteen years; but then stray as they get older. It makes sense because as adolescents we have so much going on (physical/emotional development, confidence issues, being separated from childhood friends) and may not always have a person to talk to about those changes. At that point in our lives a journal feels “safe.” But then we get older, busy. Journaling isn’t just for the youngin’s. Here are a few reasons to get back into using a journal today. Continue Reading

Business Tips, Communications

The One Page Resume & Why You Need One

You may or may not know that outside of writing this blog, I run a writing and editing firm. One of my favorite things to do is work on resumes for my clients. And I always recommend having multiple resumes especially if you’re scouting for jobs in more than one field. In case you haven’t noticed, the one page resume is trending and has been for awhile. I am not against longer resumes at all. And there isn’t any one rule that can be applied to every resume. In fact I actually have a few resume versions that are two pages even though they’re not my “go to” choices. Continue Reading

Business Tips, Communications

How to Write a Bio People Want to Read

We all need biography at some point. If you’re in business, if you do performing arts….even when you die people will want to read your story. You should know yourself better than anyone else but it can be hard to take everything and condense it into a snapshot.

I’ve written bios for myself and clients too and want to share some tips that should help get you going. Continue Reading

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Business Tips, Communications

4 Ways to Boost Your Resume NOW!

Resume: A brief account of one’s professional or work experience and qualifications, often submitted with an employment application*

But really, a resume is so much more than that. For example, it can show your personality and it can show your grammar skills (or lack thereof if you aren’t careful). A resume is normally the one thing standing between you and a job interview. I did a post “6 Resume Mistakes to Avoid” and today I want to tell you some things that you should include, like, right now if you want your resume to instantly be better. Continue Reading

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Business Tips, Communications

Paperback vs. eBook: Which is Better?

Paper. I’m biased. I mean, the photo gives that away, right?

Seriously though…

NaNoWriMo is quickly approaching next week! If you have a book idea it’s a great way to build community and stay on track with your writing. Unsure what NaNoWriMo is? You can get more information here.

I’m working on a book of my own and started research on whether to release an eBook or going with traditional printing. Even though the world is crazy digital, printed book sales still trump electronic versions. Whew that was good news! Because for me, some things cannot be replaced. One of those things is physically cracking open a book to read.

Here are five of many reasons that your future readers will continue to choose a printed book over an electronic version. Continue Reading

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Business Tips, Communications, Lifestyle

4 Reasons You Should Write a Book

It’s become easier than ever to publish a book. Now authors have the ability to release their literary gold without the overhead of a company. Self publishing has put the dream of completing a book in reach for just about everyone. I know a few people who want to write a book but haven’t gotten around to it because – well, life happens. Are you one of those people? Let me give you some motivation!

Here are 4 reasons why you need to go ahead and write that book! Continue Reading