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Macro of the Month: DocAlyse

Macros for Word are great for writers, authors, and editors. The Macro of the Month for February is DocAlyse from Paul Beverly. You can find it in his free book Macros for Editors. If you’d like to learn more about Macros, you can check out my Starting with...

How to Change Straight Quotes to Curly Quotes

Did you know that there are two different styles of quotes? That’s right: straight quotes and curly—also known as smart—quotes. Straight quotes originated with typewriters. Before them, all quotation marks were curly. As space was a premium for typewriters, by...

Why All Copywriters Need Good Editors

Have you ever heard of symbiosis? It is when two organisms work together in a mutually beneficial relationship. Copywriters and editors are a great example of this. Put the two of them together, and they can produce written content that anyone would want to read....

Macro of the Month: Starting with Macros

Are you a writer or editor who needs to save time? Who isn't, in today's entrepreneurial world? What I do know is that I love macros! They have been a game-changer for me.  And I don’t mean the macros where you track your protein, carbs, and fat. I mean the macros you...

How to Make Your Name Possessive or Plural for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us. And the means many of you will start sending cards to old friends and far-flung family members. To save you the headache of wondering if you need an apostrophe when making your last name plural (hint: you don't), let me share a few quick...

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