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When hiring a writer makes sense

Have you ever avoided a service or product because of schmaltzy writing? Of course you have! Why would you invest your time, money and reputation with a business that can’t be bothered to proofread its mailer or tell you a compelling story? When I see spelling errors or grammar mistakes, I assume that the “boss” […]

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Grammar Grab: Was or Were?

“If I were a rich man…” sang Topol’s Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. He got it right, and if you struggle as I have with using Was or Were, remembering this song is helpful. The use of the words was or were after an if can stymie even the best of writers and speakers. […]

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Grammar Grab: Entitled, or Titled?

  “…And here is Justin Bieber’s brand new hit, entitled Love Me.” Wait a second, is his music really entitled to something? Is it truly deserving of all those shrieking girls, body guards and millions of dollars? From a grammar standpoint, no. People get titled and entitled mixed up all the time. Here’s the truth: […]

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