looking for a little inspiration

Hiring a professional writer is often a last resort. Perhaps you’re looking for a little inspiration. We would like to help. Sometimes just visiting a few web sites with useful information is all you need! Here are a few of our favorite things, on topic websites that is.

writing resumes and cover letters

Pick me, pick me! How do you stand out? There is no easy answer to this question. Writing definitely makes a difference. But when you’re writing a resume the challenge is in the choices you make, what you choose to put in or leave out. Whether you get a call back may depend on the tone of the cover letter or personalization. Luckily there’s no shortage of opinions on the matter. Here are a few resources you may find useful.

Resume Workshop (Purdue)

115 Resume Tips

Cover Letters (Website)

Writing an Interview Thank You Letter

Biggest Resume Don’ts (Forbes)
writing personal statements

Writing about yourself is, perhaps, one of the more difficult projects you will undertake. On one hand, you want to convey the pertinent information. On the other, you want to share your personality and character. It’s uncommon to find someone who enjoys labeling themselves but, yet, we’re asked to put ourselves into a box and be judged. We’ll leave you with a wise quote that we’re unable to attribute to the author due to bad memory. “Three times the planning, one time the implementation.”

Style for Personal Statements

Writing the Personal Statement (Purdue)

Graduate Admission Essays

Pre-Law Personal Statements

Personal Statements: Dos & Don’ts
creating website content

Nowadays everyone has a website! Nowhere is planning and preparation more important. After all, your website works for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Web developers and graphic designers tend to prefer you to have your content prepared prior to design and implementation. In addition, search engine optimization plays a role in determining the right content.

Content Development & Application

Formatting for Content Heavy Web Design

Search Engine Optimization Tips

Content or Design: Who’s the Boss?

7 Secrets that Create Buzzworthy Content
writing promotional materials

Marketing materials have a life of their own. Unlike more conventional written materials, branding often takes center stage to the content. Messages are conveyed in slogans, tag lines, lists, and short product blurbs. To add to the challenge, it’s important to have an understanding of how the final project will lay out before committing to the perfect words.

The Language of Advertising

How to Write Promotional Materials

Checklist for Writing Promotional Materials

10 Steps to Writing Marketing Materials

Layout Tips for Designing
theories and controversies in writing

If you’ve come this far you’re entitled to have a little fun. The World Wide Web is riddled with banter on the mechanics and technique of writing. There’s a theory or controversy around every corner. Proceed with caution. Remember, it’s all about the message you’re trying to convey.

English-Grammar (WikiHow)

Grammar Rules vs. Evolving Usage

Transformational Grammar

English Language & Usage

Top 10 Grammar Myths