Happy Friday (And National Ravioli Day) everyone!
Preface: Welcome to another weekly round-up post from our growing community of bloggers, writers, vloggers, podcasters, and other fellow creatives. To be straight to the point, each and every week we hand-pick five top posts from a pool of the highest voted user-submitted/created posts in the community and include them in this weekly round-up blog post, along with the newsletter for all of our e-mail subscribers. As per our submission rules, posts shared can not be re-posts, or older than 1 month (31 days), meaning that all of the following are fresh and recent! Tune in every week and you will gradually become a better and more insightful creative over time!
Mary Dash, Chief of the Congressional Correspondence, provides excellent general advice in tidbit form on a number of important writing topics including active/passive voice, compound words, personal pronouns, “gobbledygook”, redundancies, problems words, and more. Although these tips are based on her governmental writing experience, much of them apply when writing professional content, such as documents and sales copy. This must-read piece earns our top placement this week!
Next, we find a familiar name in Nicolas Cole, who shares some useful tactics on how to make some additional income writing from home with all those extra hours many of us will now have during these darker and more uncertain times.
And topping off the podium in third is Jamie Cattanach, a full-time freelance writer, who expands on how to avoid passive voice as much as possible, and explains in detail why it’s bad (but not exactly wrong) to keep doing.