The world is full of copy. The world is also full of copywriters. They contribute to a $2.3 trillion dollar industry around the world. Unlike editorial or news writing, however, copywriting is all about targeting a reader and encouraging them to take action. That action can range from purchasing to … [Read more...] about What Does a Copywriter Do?
SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) copywriting is copywriting that is designed to rank well in search engines. Essentially, SEO copy is copy written with two audiences in mind. The first audience is the reader and the second is the Google Bot, or any other search engine crawler that ranks copy on the … [Read more...] about SEO Copywriting: What Is It and How to Do it Well
Writing copy for the web seems pretty simple at first. You just have to fill in the text boxes your web designer has left for you and make sure you hit all the key points, right? The truth is writing copy for the web is a skill that takes time to develop. When you are creating copy for the web, … [Read more...] about Website Copywriting Tips
The spheres of marketing and storytelling are inextricably linked. Why? Because the two have the same goal – forming a connection that facilitates the sharing of a message. Storytelling is the most ancient form of mass connection. Ancient storytelling allowed messages, values and beliefs to be … [Read more...] about How to Create a Meaningful Marketing Story
Every writer out there hates proofreading. It's probably the least enjoyable part of the job. Research is enlightening; you get to learn new things. Plotting and planning is quite enjoyable; you get to mould your newfound knowledge into an attractive little sculpture. And writing is fun because, … [Read more...] about Top Tips for Proofreading
A verb is a vital part of any sentence; in fact, it is impossible to craft a sentence without a verb. That's because verbs express action. Without a verb nothing happens—your sentence won't get off the ground. When people think of verbs they think of simple action verbs: to walk, to run, to swim, … [Read more...] about What is a Verb?
Thanks to social media, professionals are given a chance to market themselves to a mass market that their predecessors would have killed for. 50 years ago a young marketer couldn't advertise themselves to the entire world just by signing up to LinkedIn or creating a Facebook profile. Instead, they … [Read more...] about How to Write a Professional Biography for LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook
The title of this article contains a bit of an untruth – every punctuation rule is an important one. Punctuation allows for the creation of clear, concise and compelling writing, which is the key to a successful piece of copy. Without punctuation, we couldn’t separate the independent from the … [Read more...] about The Most Important Punctuation Rules