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11 best practices for working with an editor

September 12, 2014

My latest blog post for the Harvard Business Review makes the case for adding an editor to your content marketing team. As I note in that post, Content marketing will only deliver on its promise if it’s good enough to deliver customers–that’s why improving the quality of content marketing is critical to business. But creating [...]

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Tweet if you like to procrastinate

February 16, 2012

I am always amazed at how much I get done on my focused writing days — the days when I leave the office and camp in one of the cafés or restaurants where ambient noise helps me concentrate and write, write, write. But it’s not my word count that amazes me: it’s all the other [...]

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8 ways writers can make the most of online video

April 29, 2011

I’m a text girl in a video world. At least, that’s how I feel as I type-type-type my way through these 40 days, while hearing all the while about how nobody reads anymore.  For this, I can thank YouTube. YouTube launched in 2005 and in just 6 years has dramatically accelerated our transformation from a [...]

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Diary of a yak shave: Or, How to get an Excel file into Scrivener

March 4, 2011

I need to write a draft document that borrows from my previous blog posts. A sane (non-techie) person might just write the freaking document, already. But that is not the Geek Way. So I’m now in the middle of an epic yak shave: Installed a WordPress plugin that allowed me to export my blog archive [...]

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9 ways social media can support your creativity

January 18, 2010

Creativity often demands social connection: for support, for feedback, for collaborators. Social media can help.

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