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5 Ways to Get Juicy Quotes From Interview Subjects 

My first writing/editing job was for a university magazine. I regularly interviewed academics, fundraising experts, administrators and student services professionals. I was a good writer, but a horrible interviewer. Talking to university folks was a necessary but dreaded task. And my attitude about interviewing came through to my subjects. They often answered my questions in… Read more

The Art of Revising

You’ve written your piece, it’s coherent, readable, somewhat put together. But to make your draft sing, you need to take a few extra steps, including performing a thorough edit. That’s where good old proofreading comes in. Editing Pro-Tips The word revision means “to see again.” Is it any wonder that the key to successful revising… Read more

8 Ways to Keep Copy Short and Sweet to Make an Impact

There’s a reason for the cliché “short and sweet.” People like it when you get to the point. And since our attention span is about on par with a goldfish (meaning we both lose interest after about 8 seconds), it’s essential to get in, say your thing and get out – stat! A study published… Read more

Top 3 Trends from Content Marketing World

I was lucky enough to attend the Content Marketing World convention this month in sunny Cleveland. The best and the brightest content marketing minds converged to share their learnings, promote their accomplishments and tried desperately (and fruitlessly) to run into Tina Fey, the keynote speaker. These were the trends I observed over 3 days spent… Read more

4 Ways Stakeholder Interviews Amp Up Your Content

This article is the third in our 3-part series on tips for interviewing stakeholders and using the information to create engaging, robust content. Start with part 1: 3 Steps to Prep for Interviewing a Healthcare Stakeholder Healthcare marketers know that a digital marketing strategy is like a bonfire – you need a lot of logs… Read more