Be Creative - Write Better - Get Published

You don't have to be a published author to manage your own business, but your marketing materials and correspondence definitely need to convey a comprehensible, to-the-point, error-free message. You may come across amateurish phrases or subtle typos throughout your important paperwork. Edit, Edit Some More, and Edit again If you don't have a well-qualified editor on call, it's a wise investment to pay someone to look things over. What are your own opinions when you spot typos in other people's writing? Yet, writing is more than just avoiding grammatical errors. It's also about paying attention to your structure and watching out for repetitious quips or sayings. It'll help if you read your work out loud, hesitating for a quick second at the commas. If something doesn't sound right, or has been repeated way too many times, delete it. Again, listen for unnecessary sentences; they'll confuse the reader and obscure the message you're trying to convey. Remind Your Readers Remember, as I continue to point out, when someone reads your words, you're not there to offer a customized sales pitch, so you have to write your advertising and marketing materials for everybody. You should have a deep understanding of your ideal reader. Be Brave It doesn't matter if you're pitching to a partner or launching a full-scale marketing campaign, you want to sound like you know what you're doing. Spot any demand for your product or service within your audience and then say how your company will supply whatever the people want. Once more, this means creating the list of all your previous accomplishments and addressing them in terms that can be understood by everybody.