How to Write a Lead: 10 Do’s, 10 Don’ts, 10 Good Examples
Good lead. Good read. Sharpen your hooks to grab readers’ attention from the get-go, with examples of great and not-so-great leads.
3 Outdated Grammar Rules That No Longer Apply
Do grammar rules ever become outdated? Of course, they do. Here are three examples of common “errors” that actually no longer matter.
The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Pitching
Is your pitching style keeping you from scoring better freelance jobs? Get up to speed on the elements of a good pitch and the pros and cons of different pitching styles.
Yes, Good Grammar Is (Still) Important, and Here’s Why
Is a focus on grammar worth your time? Yes, it is. Dear Megan gives us three good reasons why you should care about grammar, the good kind.
How to Write the Perfect Bio for Your CV Portfolio and Get More Work
Your writer bio is a key factor when brands consider hiring you as a freelance writer. Is yours sparkling or bordering on cray-cray? Megan’s here to help you take a gut check.
Ann Handley on Content Marketing Tips, Tools and Editorial Quality
We interviewed the one and only Ann Handley, chief content officer at MarketingProfs and best-selling author. Yeah, you don’t want to miss this.
What Does an Editor DO, Anyway? Why Your Brand Needs an Editor #ForSure
Everyone needs an editor, right? Right. But gone are the days when an editor simply cleaned up copy. Oh, they still do that — and a whole lot more, too.
#DearMegan Discusses How to Retain and Reward Your Top Freelance Writers
Twice a month, #DearMegan doles out some pretty rad writing and grammar advice via Periscope. Here’s a transcript of her second broadcast.
#DearMegan on Grammar and Writing Tips: Periscope Transcript, Issue 1
Get ready for more grammar and writing fun — it’s another installment of #DearMegan. This time, we’ve transcribed her first Periscope broadcast.
Create Clean Content With These Rules for Commonly Confused Words [Infographic]
Have a hard time remembering if it’s affect or effect? Farther or further? Fewer or less? We get it. That’s why we came up with this handy cheat sheet of commonly misused words.
Dear Megan, Do We Need a Style Guide for Content? Yes, You Do
Is it log in or login? E-book or ebook? News feed or newsfeed? If you had a style guide, you’d know. Dear Megan explains.
The 35 Most Overused Phrases in Content Marketing According to Dear Megan
Please, people, give it a rest. Our resident logophile, Dear Megan, names the most tired phrases in content marketing today.
3 Ways to Drive Any Self-Respecting Editor Crazy
The top things writers do that drive our lead editor and style maven, Dear Megan, to question her sanity.
Don’t Leave It Dangling: A Guide to Modifiers
Dear Megan’s guide to dangling participles, misplaced modifiers and a tiny rant about why good grammar matters.
5 Simple Ways to Instantly Improve Your Writing
So you want to be a better writer in 2015? Start by resolving to follow these five tips.