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Mainstay Editorial Services What Does a Copy Editor Do

What Does A Copy Editor Do?

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What Does a Copy Editor Do? Since starting my business a few years ago, I have come to realize a lot of people don’t know or don’t understand what a copy editor does. Most people know what a book editor does, but what does a copy editor do? When people find out I am a […]

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Mainstay Editorial Services Why Customers Come to Your Website

Why Do Customers Come to Your Website

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There Are Three Main Reasons Why Customers Come to Your Site Practicing What I Preach If you have followed my blogs, you know I often preach about keeping things simple. Keep it simple and make life easier for your readers and customers. Earlier this year, I did a series of blogs highlighting three reasons customers […]

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Enjoy Time Away From Work

Enjoy Time Away From Work

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Slowdown, Take a Breath and Enjoy Time Away from Work Y’all starting a business is no joke. The last year has been crazy and messy, and it has been fun and fulling. At times, I feel like I’ve got this, and at other times, I question my sanity for thinking I’ve got this! In order […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Writing College Essays ~ Mainstay Editorial Services

The Dos and Don’ts of Writing College Essays

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The College Essay – Often One of the Most Dreaded Parts of the Admissions Process No teenager wants to think about writing college essays now. It is summertime, and for many families that means fun trips, enjoying local activities and NOT thinking about school or schoolwork. But, for students about to start their senior year […]

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Ending a Sentence with a Preposition

Ending a Sentence with a Preposition

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Ending a Sentence with a Preposition While growing up, I was taught never to end a sentence with a preposition. NEVER. That was a big no, no. But why? What are Prepositions? Prepositions are words that express a relationship to another word in the same sentence. They usually tell you where something is or when […]

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Copywriting - What is It, Why is It Important

Copywriting –What is It, Why is It Important

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Copywriting –What is It, Why is It Important, and How Can a Professional Help You What is Copywriting? I am frequently asked this question. The words you use to promote your business through websites, brochures, newsletters, advertisements and other promotional materials are known as copy or content. Copywriting is the creation of these words. Why […]

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Overcoming Writer’s Block

Overcoming Writer’s Block

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Ten Tips for Overcoming Writer’s Block Let’s face it. We’ve all been there. Whether we were trying to write a book, website copy, a school paper or even a blog post, we have all faced writer’s block. We sit down at the computer ready to write our story, but our fingers sit idly on the […]

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Creating Content That Engages

Creating Content That Engages

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Engage Your Readers Readers come to your blog for one of three reasons. They want to be educated. They want to be entertained. They want to engage. Content that engages your readers encourages them to do something. It drives your readers to take action. Ways to Engage Your Readers Grab Their Attention Immediately In today’s […]

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