Creating Content That Entertains from Mainstay Editorial Services

Creating Content That Entertains

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Entertain Your Readers and Keep Them Coming Back Readers come to your blog for one of three reasons. They want to be educated. They want to be entertained. They want to engage. When writing a blog to entertain your readers, you are writing to engage them, humor them and connect with them. Ways to Entertain […]

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Grammar Tip: Farther vs. Further from Mainstay Editorial Services

Farther vs. Further

Grammar Tips

Farther vs. Further Which is correct? I am running farther than you. I am running further than you. Not sure of the answer? You’re not alone. Although these words are similar, there is a difference, and they are not interchangeable. Farther – refers to physical distance. Example: We walked farther than we intended. Further – […]

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Creating Content That Educates

Creating Content That Educates

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Help Your Readers and Help Yourself at the Same Time Readers come to your blog for one of three reasons. They want to be educated. They want to be entertained. They want to engage. When writing a blog to educate your readers, you are writing a blog to help them. Readers come to you for […]

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Grammar Tip: Stationery vs. Stationary from Mainstay Editorial Services

Stationery vs. Stationary

Grammar Tips

The holidays are over. The parties have ended. The gifts have been given, and now, it’s time to write your thank you notes. Are you going to write them on stationary or stationery? I know what you’re thinking. Here we go again with more homophones – words that are pronounced the same way but are […]

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Be Productive While Working from Home

Be Productive While Working from Home

Writing Tips

Many of my clients are small business owners and like me, run their companies from their home office. Working from home is rewarding, but it comes with its own set of challenges. This week, I am excited to share with you tips from Crystal Nerpel about creating a productive, home-office environment.   5 Tips for […]

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Writing for the Web from Mainstay Editorial Services

Writing for the Web

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Top tips for writing for the web When reading online, we read differently than we would read a book. We don’t read every single word on a website. Instead, we skim sites looking for the particular information we need. When we find the information, we read it, and we move on often ignoring the rest […]

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Canceled vs. Cancelled and Canceling vs. Cancelling

Canceled vs. Cancelled and Canceling vs. Cancelling

Grammar Tips

Grammar Tip: Canceled vs. Cancelled and Canceling vs. Cancelling You see variations of canceled and cancelled but which spelling is correct? Technically, both are correct. In American English, canceled is the more common spelling, and cancelled is more common in British English. The same is true with canceling and cancelling. When using these words, consider your […]

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Striving for error-free content

Error-Free Content

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Striving for error-free content and professionalism Grammar errors look sloppy and are distracting to readers. But, is an occasional error going to drive away your customers? Probably not. People are forgiving, and they can overlook a few mistakes. After all, we are all human, and we all make mistakes. However, over time small errors can build […]

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Grammar Tip: Capital vs. Capitol

Capital vs. Capitol

Grammar Tips

Grammar Tip: Capital vs. Capitol The word, capital, is used for many things. Capital refers to the city that is the seat of the government for its area. Capital letters are uppercase letters. Capital crimes are crimes that are publishable by death. Capital punishment is also known as the death penalty. In contrast, the word, capitol, […]

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