|I hope 2012 has been a good year, and you followed through on at least a few of your new year's resolutions.
More importantly, I hope it has been a time for personal and professional fulfillment, and that you feel optimistic about the year to come.
Best wishes for a happy, healthy 2013,
Paula Tarnapol Whitacre
Full Circle Communications
|Catching Up on a Year of Writing Tips|
In Ease in Writing, I cover one subject a month, often based on my own or a colleague's question. Thank you for your suggestions and feedback throughout the year.
If you missed an issue, or if a topic has greater relevance to you now than when first published, peruse the Ease in Writing archives or read a specific issue. Here's a rundown of what we covered in 2012:
"Write-able" Resolutions for 2012 (January)
- 10 ways to improve your writing, from "revising one more time" to "scheduling an artist's date that does not involve words."
Writing "About Us" (February)
- How to improve the "About Us" section of your website
Writing Fabulous FAQs (March)
- Seven ways to make the Frequently Asked Questions of your website better serve users
- Keeping bios consistent in a way that reflects your organization's brand
- Two bloggers share tips on how to write and maintain a blog that readers will seek out
- The blogging experts return, this time with suggestions on growing an audience
- Practical ways to incorporate the requirements of the Plain Writing Act into your writing, whether you're governed by the act or not
- An update on my project to transcribe and annotate the Civil War diary of abolitionist Julia Wilbur
- An e-mail expert shares techniques to communicate more effectively via email
- Recommendations from a PR expert
- A concept from usability and information design, applied to writing
Any topics you'd like to see covered in 2013?
Let me know! Either I will draw on my own knowledge and experience, or I'll seek out an expert with tips to share.