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Getting things done

I realise I’ve been blogging here now for more than seven years, and somehow, I’ve omitted to mention the self-help or business book which has had the biggest impact on me. It’s an obvious choice, but ‘Getting Things Done’ by

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Research or procrastination?

When you’re writing, how much time do you spend actually writing? I’ve been writing a series of blogs for a client recently. These are all on technology areas with which I’m familiar, but I need to do a fair bit

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SEO: URLs really work

This blog has included several posts about the Qwerkywriter, a retro Bluetooth keyboard. In particular, I compared it to another keyboard, the Penna, last year. Well, guess what? Doing a bit more Googling today, my little blog post comes out as the

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Pricing your copywriting services

I read a really informative post recently by a copywriter called Megan Rose, all about how to price your services as a freelance copywriter. It’s well worth a read, and has a long list of useful links at the end. It’s a

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Investing in technology as a writer

I last wrote about the technology I use as a writer about four years ago, and the basics still apply. Really, any modern laptop does the job nowadays, with a decent external keyboard and screen. But I’m increasingly realising I

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What’s the most important writing rule?

I’ve started doing some teaching recently, and this week ran a seminar on how to write better. When I was preparing my slides, naturally I wrote down all the good writing tips I wanted to get across. After the seminar,

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B2B marketing statistics

I don’t usually just post a link to another person’s blog post, but I found a really interesting piece today that seems too good to not share. This post on B2B marketing statistics is from Blue Corona, a web marketing company

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Why mistakes in writing matter

In this blog, I’ve often gone on about how to write well. This month, I wanted to revisit why avoiding mistakes in your writing is so important. Let’s leave to one side, for now, any thoughts about what we mean

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Always learning

How do you keep interested in your job, year after year? For me, one of the most important motivators that gets me out of bed is knowing that I will learn something new, every day. Being a freelance technology writer

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Think about your online presence – all of it

Recently, I was researching a company I’d not previously heard of, so I started by just typing its name into Google. Interestingly, one of the first results was its profile on Glassdoor.com, which primarily consists of anonymous reviews written by

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