More than ever, we rely on digital mediums to communicate our ideas: text messages, emails, blog posts… communication is at our fingertips 24/7, and is a vital component of our everyday lives. Instant, digital connections have become the norm, and our customers want to get to know us on these channels.
Here’s the tricky part: as we connect with increasing frequency, simple-yet-horrifying errors also increase. Those errors reflect negatively on you and your business - so negatively that we even wrote an article about it. For some, those errors live in infamy… forever.
Great, Admin Slayer. You’ve told us the problem. What’s the solution?
We’re so glad you asked! Let’s talk about what tools you can use to simplify the writing process and become a pro!
Want to improve your email writing? Grammarly is a free Google Chrome extension that works instantly as you type. It helps you eliminate errors, provides synonym suggestions, checks your grammar and more, so you can focus on the content, and feel confident when you’re ready to hit “send”!
End the Boring
Need some new ideas because you’ve used a word a few too many times or want to spice up your vocabulary? Power Thesaurus has what you need/desire/require/long for, to keep your readers engaged/engrossed/interested/betrothed*…
*Remember that while the thesaurus is your friend, it is an English friend and English friends like to “take the piss”. Always check definitions thoroughly before inserting a synonym.
Stay On Task
Are you writing a book or research paper and want a program that can help you along the journey? Scrivener is a software program that was designed for writers, by writers. It has a ton of great features, including keeping track of your research, generating content to prevent writer’s block and it allows you to work on your project in any order you choose. This will let you focus on your written content while Scrivener takes care of the rest.
That SEO thing...
Have a blog with WordPress and need help with Search Engine Optimization? Yoast is a plugin for WordPress that helps you optimize everything from the content in your pages, to meta descriptions, to breadcrumbs, so you can get more hits and share your ideas with more people on the web.
Maximize Your Flow
If you have nerves of steel or are simply a masochist, this one’s for you! It’s called The Most Dangerous Writing App for a reason – if you stop typing for more than five seconds, all of your work is lost! Its purpose is to prevent writer’s block. You can read more about it here.
Look at that - 5 new tools and suddenly you’re a content genius. Right?
If not, and you’re ready to throw in the towel on the written word, you do have another option: outsource it. Yes, we absolutely do that. Get in touch with us here.