Writer to Writer

August 2012


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It's finally happened. I've updated my photo.  The other one was about five years old, so it really was time.

Many of you have asked for a photo that shows me smiling.  Now you have it. <g>

I hate having my photo taken, and I'm not at all photogenic, so this is the best of a bad lot.

You've probably noticed the newsletter has not been coming out as frequently as before. This hasn't been intentional. My aim is always to send out two issues a month, but recently, I've been trying to pace myself a bit more, and not spend my time constantly chasing my tail.

So I'm going to make it official - the newsletter will only be issued once a month for the next few months, maybe longer. (If I am able to sneak in an additional issue now and then, all the better.)

That will hopefully give me a bit more time to catch up on the things I absolutely have to do, like finish my current ms.

I've been working on this book in spurts rather than consistently, so I'd like to dedicate more time to it. I've stopped doing copywriting and article writing with this in mind.  I really need to focus and get the book finished. Once that's done, I have another book I need to complete.  I made the mistake of trying to work on two books at a time, which simply didn't work.

At this point in time, I'm just short of 38,000 words of a 50,000 word novel, so I can definitely see progress.

Unfortunately, I have a bad case of Farangitis at the moment, so that's slowed me down somewhat.

Okay, our article this month is from Dawn Carrington, and is about copywriting. My suggestion is to read the article whether or not copywriting is your gig.  The reason for that is every writer can benefit from ensuring their grammar flows.

Til next time…




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How Right is Your Copy?


Dawn Carrington - All Rights Reserved



Being a copywriter requires a lot of skills, not the least of which is the ability to formulate well-structured sentences using proper grammar which includes far more than just knowledge of punctuation.

Most independent copywriters don’t have editors on standby to look over the advertisement or website copy before it is sent to the client. Even if you do intend to hire an editor, if you’re just starting out in this business, you probably won’t have the funds for a while. So it’s best to learn or refresh now before you get started because presenting a client with copy riddled with grammatical errors could cost you future assignments.

Sometimes, writers mistakenly think if something sounds right, it must be right. They take a risk with their career by guessing instead of knowing for certain. Even a self-proclaimed grammar nerd will take the time to investigate before assuming. So should you.

There are many pitfalls for copywriters since a majority of the time it’s possible they will be working with words already unfamiliar to them. For instance, when I wrote advertising copy for a caterer, I came across words like “intermezzo” and “napery”. These weren’t exactly words I used in everyday language so I had to get familiar with them in order to be able to use them in proper context.


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