How to Turn Trending Topics into Amazing Content

News feeds, the most common source of trending topics online, are prominently featured on mobile devices and social media sites. Because of this high visibility, content that has a lot of online buzz often sparks conversations and encourages sharing. So, it makes perfect sense for marketers to try and find a way to turn trending …

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The Most Common Newspaper, Magazine, and Content Editing Mistakes

In their rush to be first to report a story, newspapers and magazines are making more and more mistakes. Worse, content writers and editors are picking up publications’ bad habits by osmosis. It’s one thing for writers to commit grammar, punctuation, and AP style faux pas, it’s another for editors to let them slide. Continue …

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Content Editing 101

Editors are supposed to help package how content is presented to an audience. The key word is “help.” They aren’t supposed to rewrite the content. As textbook “Contemporary Editing” said, “Good editing lets the writer’s voice be heard. Great editing helps that voice sing.” Plus, editors can learn a thing or two from writers who …

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The Most Common Punctuation Mistakes in Content Editing

Think you know where to place a comma? You may be surprised to learn otherwise. Contemporary Editing recommends that when in doubt aspiring editors should out leave punctuation marks. Perhaps the problem is too few copy editors doubt themselves. Below are the some of the most common content editing errors and punctuation mistakes we see. …

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