Have you perfected the art … of using commas?

You haven’t? Well, neither have I, especially when it comes to English. So, here’s another Ted-Ed video, one of a series of Ted-Ed lessons on how to “Perfect your punctuation”.

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E-Mail Etiquette – not only for Writers

I am actually old enough to remember the times when people used to express their concerns about e-mails supplanting the writing of letters, and the lost art of letter writing. Then, it seems, everybody started to chat and whats-up-and-what-not, so the idea of a carefully crafted e-mail might almost sound like a piece of nostalgia.

Anywhooo … these might sound (read) like rather basic pieces of information, but every now and then it’s good to remember some basics, so …:

via Refinery29:

The Email Rules You Should Be Following

via Business Insider:

11 Email Etiquette Rules Every Professional Should Know

via Lifewire (formerly About.com):

Email Etiquette: 26 Rules to Follow

Ghostwriter gefunden – was man jetzt beachten sollte

Wie engagiert man eigentlich einen Ghostwriter? Natürlich, es gibt dafür Agenturen. Aber immer häufiger läuft das Suchen und Finden heutzutage über das Internet ab.

Professionelle Ghostwriter verfügen schließlich in der Regel über mindestens eine Internetpräsenz (Webseite, Blog etc.), so dass die Nutzung der gängigen Suchmaschinen zumindest schon einmal eine erste Übersicht liefert. Auch Ratgeber-Foren, Anzeigenseiten und Autoren-Portale sind eine nützliche erste Anlaufstelle.

Einen passenden Ghostwriter zu finden ist die eine Sache. Aber was dann?

Hat man nun seine(n) Kandidaten(-in) gefunden, erfolgt die erste Kontaktaufnahme und Angebotseinholung. Empfehlenswert ist dabei eine E-Mail mit den wichtigsten Informationen: Continue reading

How to get a little Writing Kick: Your Link Collections!

There’s a potential little #writingsinspiration waiting for you – right there in your browser’s bookmarks!

We surf the Internet, wie find interesting sites (blog posts, articles, tutorials). We bookmark them … and bookmark another one … and bookmark something more. That DOES accumulate in time! So when you look for a little inspiration regarding what to write about: Go and check out your link collection – and while at it, why not take a little time to also organize those links?

I? Well, among other things, checking and organizing my own links inspired me to write this post. And that’s just the beginning. 🙂

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So – give it a try.

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