How to ask for constructive feedback on your writing?

At some point, asking for feedback on your writing is inevitable, and more so, indispensable. Bringing in an outside perspective can enrich the text and generate ideas for improvement. In this post, I address how to avoid the unhelpful and instead ask (and receive) constructive feedback on your writing.

How to reduce word count?

Taking a step back and looking critically at one’s work is always challenging, so in this post I discuss how to reducing word count with a proviso. My intention is that nonfiction, academic, business and popular science authors, writers and bloggers will find the following tips helpful when exceeding the word limit without reducing the content or sacrificing the correctness, clarity and cohesion.

How to improve the readability of text?

There are lessons that writers can learn from the digital community to promote their books online, reach and interact with the readers and, above all, improve their prose. Read this post to learn how to use content writers’ readability strategies and make your text clearer.

What mistakes the spellchecker will not find?

What mistakes will the spellchecker not find?

Spellcheckers are great tools for easy and quick fixes. But you should not depend on them as the only method of correcting your text. Since they do not consider content, style, target audience and many other elements that influence language, they have a minimal scope. Let me show you some most common examples of mistakes (but there are many more!) that will slip through the spellcheckers’ cracks.

5 easy tricks to polish your writing

There are several ways to improve your text before it undergoes editorial intervention. In this blog post, I walk you through a few simple tweaks that do not require you to have particularly savvy computer skills or knowledge of the editorial practice.