April 24, 2013
Resources for Better Writing
One typo, no matter how small can have a significant impact on anything from a resume to a large scale campaign. Case in point, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s own mishap, which cost them about $250,000 dollars worth of maps because they were printed with outdated info.
While the evolution of all things digital has profoundly changed the way we communicate in the 21st century, there will still be one core skill no matter how things evolve that folks will need to master for success – writing.
Although, the fast pace environments in which we work can often mean that time is limited, there are great resources available at a moment’s notice that can be referenced if you’re in a bind. Check out a few of them below:
- Daily Writing Tips: A great resource no matter if you’re a high school student or a seasoned journalist. The website touches upon everything from grammar to vocabulary and everything between.
- PR Daily: Not matter what industry you’re a part of, PR Daily has a great section on writing and editing with a ton of great articles. One of the more recent one’s that stood out is “10 rules for using the apostrophe.”
- Tweet at @APstylebook: Many of us PR pros live and die by our AP Style book. However, if you’re in a bind feel free to send a tweet over to @APStylebook and they’re likely to respond and help out.
- PR Newswire: As a seasoned PR professional, I’ve used PR Newswire in a number of capacities for years and am always keeping an eye out for updates. Not only are its blog posts informative but they’re also good to bookmark and keep handy in case you need to reference something in a pinch.
While I could go on for days, these are only a few of the resources used on a frequent basis. What are some of the ones that you use to help improve your writing skills?