An Interview with ChatGPT
By now you’ve heard of ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence model that can answer questions in a conversational way. So, I decided to ask it some questions.
Words You Shouldn’t Use When Writing
Words are easy to use, and even easier to overuse. Jargon, cliches, and trendy terms can diminish your credibility and make your content read as generic or vague. Filler words pad the word count but don’t add anything of value to your writing. Sometimes, the word itself is just plain wrong. We’ve all been guilty…
Texting Etiquette: A Guide for Effective Communication
From leaving someone on read to late night double texts, texting etiquette makes all the difference in personal and professional communication.
Gaslighting is 2022’s Word of the Year (or is it?)
Merriam-Webster, the world’s favorite dictionary, named “gaslighting” as word of the year following a 1,740% increase in searches for the term.
Deck the Halls: A Festive, Furry Guide for Celebrating the Holidays with Pets
For many of us, our furry, scaly, and feathered friends are just as much a part of the family as anyone else. Of course, nothing can spoil holiday celebrations like a trip to the emergency veterinary clinic. This Q&A guide is full of tips (and purr-fect puns) you can use to keep the winter holiday…
Ridiculously Difficult Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzle
Gobble up some word fun this holiday season with a ridiculously difficult Thanksgiving crossword puzzle, and show off your Thanksgiving vocab prowess!
Big Pricing Changes to Access Pantone Colors in Adobe Products
Adobe and Pantone have finally rolled out big changes to the pricing structure for designers using Pantone’s industry-standard color books in Adobe’s products.
ProEdit Wins Another APEX Award for Publication Excellence
ProEdit has won a thirteenth APEX Award for publication excellence. Our team was honored to receive an APEX Award in the Annual Reports – Print category.
Creative Halloween Costume Ideas for Writers
Here’s a list of creative Halloween costume ideas for writers to inspire you. Jokes, characters, writers, and the tools of the trade make great costumes.
What Are the Different Types of Editing?
Every piece of writing needs editing, from marketing materials to training manuals, social media posts, website content, and everything in between. The editing process helps you create the best version of your written content possible.
A Writer’s Guide to Vacationing
Not taking time off can really stop up your creative flow. This guide will help you find the “write” way to enjoy your next vacation.
The Subtle Art of Delegating
Taking time off is much more relaxing if you effectively delegate your tasks to other team members. Here’s what you need to know to get started.
Why You Should Outsource Your Company’s Blog Writing Needs
You know your business, but should you write about it? Find out why it pays to outsource your content writing needs.
Why a Blog Is a Great Investment
Blogging is more than just a fun hobby. When done correctly, a blog is a powerful marketing tool and sound investment for your business.
What Makes a Good Blog?
If you want to increase web traffic, gain leads, or boost SEO ratings, you need to know how to make a good blog post. Here’s how you do it.
Feeling distrac—Hey what’s that?!
Are distractions derailing your work day? Use these tips to deal with distractions, stay focused, and stay on task.
6 Tips for Taking Time Off During the Coronavirus Pandemic
No travel? No problem. Even if you’re working from home, you still need a break. Use these tips to make the most of your time off.
Convert PowerPoint Lessons into Google Slides for Online Teaching
Google Slides is a popular presentation tool for many educators, both in the classroom and online. If you’re still using PowerPoint for sharing content, read on to discover the benefits and ease of converting lessons into Google Slides for dynamic presentations.
How to Write About Unfamiliar Subjects
It’s easy to wonder how a writer can produce authoritative and compelling content about unfamiliar subjects. The answer is surprisingly simple.
Affordable eLearning for Budget-Minded Organizations
eLearning is here to stay, allowing learners to quickly and easily complete training and improve their skills. Here’s how to implement eLearning on a budget.
How to Estimate the Cost of a Project Accurately and Reliably
Estimating the cost of a project can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Experienced project management makes cost estimates more complete and reliable.
Accessibility in Design: Accommodating Everyone with ADA-Compliant Business Communication
ADA accommodations aren’t just for physical spaces—they apply to digital platforms, too. Here’s what you need to know.
Writing Off-Site: How to Improve Your Writing Outside the Office
If working remotely sometimes feels more like remotely working, don’t despair. Set yourself up for success with strategies that will help you stay focused and productive.
Welcome to Our New Website!
Our new website is faster, cleaner, and more user-friendly than ever before.
Work-From-Home Survey Responses
We asked readers how they work from home. Here’s what they said.
Work-From-Home Survey Questions
The more you know, the better your team works from home. Check out this fun survey to better support your remote workforce.
How to Maximize Subject Matter Experts’ Limited Time
Subject matter experts (SMEs) have lots of knowledge but limited time. Use these 5 techniques to get great information quickly.
How to Find the Perfect Cafe for Your Remote Workspace
You don’t have to be stuck at home while working remotely. Use these tips to find the perfect cafe for your workday needs.
Freelancer Everyday Carry List: The Ultimate Remote Worker EDC Gift Guide
Our freelancer everyday carry (EDC) list is the perfect gift guide for remote workers and business travelers who want dependable tools to carry anywhere.
Compound Words & Avoiding the #1 Spelling Mistake Overlooked By Editing Software
Compound words are bigger words that are made by joining smaller words. Editing software can’t tell what you mean, so compound word typos get missed.
Mark Twain Cave Signature: Searching for Sam Clemens’s Long-Lost Wall Etching and Finding America
Mark Twain’s signature was found inside the Mark Twain Cave—the real-life setting for some of the most treasured scenes in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
5 Free Apple Shortcuts for Writers and Other Word People
Writers are loving Apple Shortcuts. Here are five downloadable Shortcuts to make creative work easier and to get you started if you’re new to the app.
Meet Poet Laureate Joy Harjo
Joy Harjo is America’s newest poet Laureate. Joy Harjo is an icon among modern female and Native American poets. See why she deserves this latest accolade.
3 Ways to Prepare for 2020’s Unemployment Uptick
Economists are predicting the end of record-low U.S. unemployment. There are a few things workers and companies can do to prepare for the coming downturn.
Your First Seven Words Make Your Message
You have seven words to get attention. Distracted people ignore messages that take too long to read. That’s why your first seven words are so critical.
What’s a Kangaroo Word? Here’s an example for every letter.
Kangaroo words are a fun little word game. A kangaroo word contains joey words, and the search is on for new ones. Here’s a kangaroo word for every letter.
What Is the Difference Between Complacence and Complaisance?
Complacence and complaisance are distinct words with different meanings. Understanding the difference could save a lot of embarrassment.
7 Advanced Keyboard Shortcuts for Editing and Formatting in Microsoft Word
Pro writers and editors save time with these seven advanced keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Word for PC and Mac.
Elearning Development and the Instructional Design Process
Elearning delivers information over the web to your associates, customers, and the public. Start small by redesigning existing slide decks into video presentations. Or, upgrade to a custom, interactive elearning program for your online learning management system, or LMS. Elearning development begins with…
Staffing Business Communication Talent: Writers Finding Writers
Here’s how ProEdit connects great companies with technical writers, instructional designers, trainers, graphic designers, marketers, and other communications job seekers.
Telling Your Story Using the ProEdit Approach
Great writing moves the world. Every day, companies rely on ProEdit to tell their story, teach their employees, hire staff, and explain their products.
Making It in Today’s Gig Economy with Confidence and Good Advice
Leap into the gig economy with confidence and good advice. The gig economy lets you to choose your work and monetize your assets as a career or side hustle…
Clutter: How to Remove Extra Words that Make You Sound Boring
Removing clutter is the easiest way to correct boring writing. Clutter is any extra sentence, word, or syllable that doesn’t contribute to your main point.
My Baby Learns Language Better Than I Do
A baby learns language better than an adult can. My daughter is learning to talk while I’m learning a different language. The race is on, and I am losing.
Jibber Jabber: The Unwritten Ablaut Reduplication Rule
The Unwritten Ablaut Reduplication Rule is a maxim that we all seem to follow instinctively, but you’ve almost certainly never noticed.
User Manual Motion Graphics and How to Use Them
User manual motion graphics add clarity and interest to digital documentation. Learn how to explain your message using movement in your owner’s guides.
Lessons from Amazon’s Typo Catastrophe
Amazon’s typo broke the internet. A simple mistake cost companies millions of dollars. Here are some tips for preventing typos, no matter your industry.
4 Dastardly Reasons People Make Typos On Purpose
Intentional typos help conniving people manipulate their readers. Here’s a countdown of the four most insidious reasons writers make typos on purpose.
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