Tag: Barbara McNichol

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Writing Flow Better by Barbara McNichol

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Writing Flow Better by Barbara McNichol

Whether it’s a marketing email or the chapter of a book, you might be challenged to make your writing easy to follow. How can you create a smooth flow that helps your readers? Give these techniques a try: Use subheads: When you use subheads throughout your piece, readers can skim your content and quickly discern […]

What’s the One Thing That Will Transform Your Writing? by Barbara McNichol

What’s the One Thing That Will Transform Your Writing? by Barbara McNichol

How can you change weak verbs into emotional or visual ones? One single practice presented here will transform your writing when you use it consistently. It’s this: Watch out for “is” words and their various cousins. Stay alert to phrases such as “is happening” or “was being good” and change them to “happens” or “behaved” […]

Whacking Wordiness Cuts through the Dreaded Clutter by Barbara McNichol

Whacking Wordiness Cuts through the Dreaded Clutter by Barbara McNichol

In the classic book from the 1930s, The Elements of Style, the authors Strunk and White called word clutter “the leeches that infest the pond of prose, sucking the blood out of words.” You never want to be accused of that! So what can you do? Start cutting the clutter by eliminating extraneous phrases that […]

Teleseminar: Barbara McNichol on Strengthen Your Writing with Techniques Editors Use

Teleseminar: Barbara McNichol on Strengthen Your Writing with Techniques Editors Use

Event Date: September 28, 2016 | Time: 10AM PST / 1PM EST Join us as Barbara McNichol discusses Strengthen Your Writing with Techniques Editors Use. Barbara McNichol works with speakers and authors to provide expert editing of books in the categories of business, spirituality, self-help, how-to, health, relationships, and more. Over the past 22 years, she […]

Expert Interview: Barbara McNichol

Expert Interview: Barbara McNichol

Name: Barbara McNichol Website URL:   www.BarbaraMcNichol.com and www.WordTrippers.com Social Media Links: LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter. Describe what you do an editor: I specialize in Content/Copy Editing of Nonfiction Books, mostly about business, how-to, relationships, finances, spirituality, memoir. I also offer a Manuscript Review for manuscripts that aren’t yet ready for nitty-gritty editing.    How […]