To a writer, the terms ‘proofreading’ and ‘editing’ are two vastly different concepts. To anyone else, the two words can, and often are, be used interchangeably. While the two do cross over from time to time, when used in their proper context, they play two different roles in writing. When a … [Read more...] about Editing vs Proofreading – What’s the Difference?
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
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?
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
It's easy to see why online writers largely underrate the art of creating awesome headlines. So much effort has to be placed on researching content, keywords and target audience that writing the copy begins to seem like a mammoth task. Blog writers are often under pressure to pump out several … [Read more...] about Tools to Create Awesome Headlines