The English Language is So Much Fun!

  If you think that English is confusing, you’re right! Luckily for you, though, the professional writers and editors at Writing It Right For You are here to help! Contact us with your writing, editing, or marketing project today!

Three Reasons Why Brand Management Is Important

Your business is defined by its brand. The brand is how your clients or customers recognize your company, evaluate your service, and perceives your reputation. The loyalty and attachment to you and your company by your clients or customers are associated with the products and services you offer. By properly developing the marketing activities of...

Defamation: Libel or Slander?

“Defamation” is the legal term for publishing disparaging information about a person in verbal or written form with the intent to damage the reputation of that person. Whether the defamation attempt is considered “libel” or “slander” depends on how the defamation attempt is published. Libel is a defamatory remark that is published in writing, on the...

Collaborating on a Manuscript with Basecamp and Scrivener

As you may know, Writing It Right For You has a related company, Detroit Ink Publishing, where we work with authors providing ghostwriting, manuscript preparation, editing, and book formatting and publishing services. We also publish our own books through the Detroit Ink Publishing imprint. We are presently working with four authors who are in various...

Scrivener is the #1 App for All of my Writing Projects

I am a writer. I am an editor. I am a manuscript preparer and an eBook publisher. I am a social media marketing and branding consultant. For all of those roles that I manage for my three businesses, I do a lot of writing. I write on my MacBook Air from my home office and...

The Top 10 Year-End Financial Questions for Freelancers

Updated for 2013: Yes, it’s almost here—the end of the calendar year! While most people are asking themselves what is the best way to celebrate New Year’s Eve, freelancers and small business owners should first be asking themselves important financial questions about their business finances. Before the clock strikes midnight on December 31, here are...

Tribute to Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright August Wilson

Tonight, August 26, 2013, renowned Broadway actors will perform the 1st live recording of all ten plays of the Pittsburgh Cycle of plays by August Wilson. Each play will be read and recorded in order over the next few weeks. For more details about this great tribute and the full schedule click here. August Wilson was born...

I LOVE (and Need) All of My Gadgets

                    Image credit: 123fr.com   Everyone who knows me also knows that I am a true “Gadget Girl”…I work with a desk full of computers, tablets, and smartphones. I use Mac OS, iOS, and Android (sorry, Windows and Blackberry, I quit you both a long time ago)....

Prospect, Lead, or Opportunity?

  Many freelancers and small business owners don’t think of themselves as “salespeople”, but unless your company is big enough to have a dedicated sales team, you are the “sales team”. The old adage: “Nothing happens until something is sold” is still true today. Before you can close the deal and sign the contract, you have...

Why Companies Need PROFESSIONAL Copy Editors

I personally have never heard of this magazine, but this cover is a perfect example of why companies need to hire highly professional, highly educated, and highly experienced copy editors. How did such a glaring and obvious error get published! Can you find the error(s) here? “It Matters How You Say It!” The highly professional,...

intense or intensive?

These two adjectives are very similar, so who do you know when to use which? It really is rather easy, and just may take some practice. Emotions are intense. Actions are intensive. Intense describes qualities and conditions that come from within. Intensive describes the degree of an outside influence. Can you use each word in a complete...

You’ve Written It…Now You Need an Editor

                  Whew! It’s done! But wait…writing your book, article, eBook, sales page, web copy is only the first step. Now your masterpiece needs to be professionally proofread and edited. Proofreading is the process of checking for typos, spelling errors, incorrect punctuation, etc. Detailed line editing includes a...

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Word Count is not the Only Project Pricing Factor

When you are a business owner in a specific industry, you can increase your knowledge by reading and studying others in your chosen field. Laura Spencer is a freelance writer I follow regularly. Sometimes other writers say exactly what I have been saying.       August 27, 2012 | Laura Spencer | Comments 0 FAQ: 8 Factors...

discreet or discrete–which is correct?

Homophones are pairs of words that sound alike but have different spellings and different meanings. Discreet is an adjective that means showing reserve or respect with one’s behavior or speech. The noun “discretion” is derived from “discreet”. Discrete is also an adjective, but it means something distinct, separate, or unrelated. Example: The child gave ten discrete reasons...

Stationary or Stationery? Which One When?

Here’s another word pair that is often confusing for people. These words are called homophones–which mean they sound alike (same sound), but have different meanings. *  stationary (with an a) is a verb which means still, not moving, in one place. *  stationery (with an e) is a noun that names the paper used for...