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Dear Megan Rages Against the Exclamation Point (and Rightly So!)

Exclamation points don’t belong in your business copy. Sorry, they just don’t. Dear Megan explains.

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The Importance of Being Ernest: Keep It Simple, Writers

Are you a Hemingway or Faulkner? Dear Megan makes the case for trading your thesaurus for clear, simple and unembellished prose.

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Branding Ovation: Insanely Eventful Content Marketing Defines New Belgium Brewing

New Belgium Brewing pours itself into each of the four pillars of strategic content marketing, especially its fiercely fun and rewarding Tour de Fat events.

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Grammar (Please) Don’t: Very Unique

Dear Megan shakes a finger at absolute modifiers.

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Just Keep Writing: Letters to My Younger Writer Self

A professional writer’s love/hate relationship with writing chronicled in a collection of letters to her younger self.

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Should You Be a Freelance Content Marketing Writer?

Do you have what it takes to be a content marketing writer? Find out how to break into this emerging field.

Comma Splices and Cliches

Comma Splices and Cliches: Don’t Even (Seriously, for My Sanity)

What’s displeasing Dear Megan? Plenty. But let’s start with comma splices and clichés.

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Cute Sells and Other Content Marketing Tips From My Tot

Five content marketing lessons learned from my three-toothed miracle.

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The Oxford Comma: Heave it or Leave it? (Prepare for Verbal Fisticuffs)

In this week’s Dear Megan column, our resident style maven goes head to head with the Oxford comma.

5 Football Plays to Up Your Content Marketing Game

What can a content marketer learn from an avid football fan? Plenty.

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15 Lessons Learned From the ClearVoice Product Launch

Key ClearVoice team members share their top lessons learned from the product launch.

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Pros and Cons: Confessions of a Procrastination Junkie

In honor of Fight Procrastination Day, we take a dig at why writers procrastinate (warning: it isn’t pretty but it’s pretty funny).

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Dear Megan: Passive (Boo Hiss) Versus Active (Hooray) Voice

Our resident grammarian and style expert, Dear Megan, kicks off her inaugural column with a tipsy reminder about passive and active voice construction.

Diction Affliction: That’s So Cliché… Or Is It?

Can clichés help seed creativity during the writing process? A fresh look at the trite expression.

Copyright Law and Social Media: Use the “Share” Button

Recently a Facebook Page I follow posted a somewhat annoyed status update. The admin of this Page (Page A) was upset because of a message he or she received regarding content Page A had “stolen” from Page B. Here’s what happened: Page B posted content. Page A, rather than using the “Share” option, saved the […]

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