Prewriting: A Precursor To Rad Writing

As I was writing my last post about the importance of revising and editing your work, it dawned on me that many people who are required to write today (blogs, social media, company newsletters, etc.) may not have much experience with the writing process. So I decided to blog about it to explain each step’s importanceContinue reading “Prewriting: A Precursor To Rad Writing”

Why Grammar Still Matters (Even on a Smartphone)

Does your email signature on your smartphone contain the following disclaimer? Sent from [insert smartphone model here]. Please excuse misspellings, typos and grammatical errors. Sorry, it won’t save you. This post is being typed on a smartphone, but I don’t expect you to excuse any errors. In fact, I’m embarrassed when I spot an error,Continue reading “Why Grammar Still Matters (Even on a Smartphone)”

Sunshine Award Nomination From Ahh The Simple Life

CCC is honored to accept the Sunshine Award from Ahh the Simple Life! It’s an award one blogger gives to other bloggers “who are positive and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.” Carol Preibis, co-founder of Ahh the Simple LIfe, is a contributor to the CCC blog and also recently published an eGuide, Living a GoodContinue reading “Sunshine Award Nomination From Ahh The Simple Life”

Publishing: The End or The Beginning?

It’s over. We’ve reached the last step of the writing process: publishing. Simple, right? Just click Publish and you’re done. Not quite. After tackling prewriting, drafting, revising and editing, there’s still work to do. Depending on your project, some of these questions may answer themselves, or you may have some more thinking to do. What mediumContinue reading “Publishing: The End or The Beginning?”

Revising: No Rules, Just (Get It) Right

You’ve tackled prewriting (in the forest or the bathtub) and burst through the drafting phase like a team taking the field. Whew, we’re done, right? No, now it’s time to revise. Revising is all about making your work sound right. So read it — to yourself or out loud. (This is where it helps to haveContinue reading “Revising: No Rules, Just (Get It) Right”

Step 2: Now It’s Time To Write

If prewriting is the pregame strategy session, step two of the writing process — drafting or writing — is the mad rush onto the field. After all of the film watching and play designing and planning, it’s time to let it all out. draft·ing (verb): the second stage of the writing process during which aContinue reading “Step 2: Now It’s Time To Write”

The Power of the (Red) Pen

“To write is human, to edit is divine.”  -Stephen King When I was in school, there was nothing I hated more than the red pen. Teachers would use it to correct mistakes on your paper and make suggestions. As a perfectionist, I attributed any red marks to failure, which was not high on my to-doContinue reading “The Power of the (Red) Pen”

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Connect with Your Target Audience At Clearly Conveyed Communications, we help you communicate—and connect—with your target audience via marketing, writing and social media services. Marketing Marketing is personal. We deliver your message to your audience by speaking their language and understanding their needs and desires. What’s in it for them? Writing Writing is a process,Continue reading “Home”

Why Updating Your Existing Content Is So Important (And How To Do It)

Creating an effective content strategy is fundamental to your marketing efforts, but it’s usually about creating new content. Yet, your existing content may be even more important than creating new content because existing pages already have unique data, including rankings and on-page engagement. It’s much more effective to use your own data than relying on third-party numbers that your competitors have the same access to you as you. On March 15th, I was honored to be the guest host of the #VCBuzz marketing Twitter chat for the second time! Our discussion was focused on the benefits of updating your existing or older content and how to go about doing it. So, how do you create a content updating strategy or include updating your current content in your content strategy? Let’s discuss!

Interview: What I’ve Learned on the Small Business Journey

Editor’s Note: Thank you to Vizaca, an online magazine for global entrepreneurs and small business owners, for interviewing me about my small business journey. It was a pleasure to discover this resource and share my experience with others. Tell us about yourself? I’m Jaime Shine, founder of Clearly Conveyed Communications. I’m a writer, marketing professionalContinue reading “Interview: What I’ve Learned on the Small Business Journey”