How to Write a Lead: 10 Dos, 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.
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 ClearVoice Profile 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.
Our Six Favorite Blog Posts From 2016
Here are our favorite blog posts from the past year — three from ClearVoice and three off-page. Happy holidays, content marketers!
#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.
Singular ‘They’ Named Word of the Year, Dear Megan Loses It
How a grammar pedant moved through the five stages of loss — on deadline, no less.
The Best Quotes About Content Marketing From 2015
Pass the champagne, because we’ve rounded up the top quotes about content marketing from the past year.
8 Holiday Influencers Everyone Will Be Talking About
Winning readership in the season of cheer is daunting, especially when you do it alone. We’ve pulled the data to find the top influencers of the moment. Pair up with one of these voices for a very merry December.
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.
What These 10 Halloween Treats Say About Your Content Marketing Tricks
Content Is King (Size). What you’re giving out for Halloween says a lot about your content marketing style.
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.