March 16, 2019

Typically when we read things, we can easily forget most of the content, especially if it doesn’t grab our attention right away. For many readers, there are few pieces that really stand out, but standing out is important for writers, entrepreneurs, and anyone who is trying to connect with an audience. Here are a few tips to make your writing stand out:

  1. Make your personality shine through

Regardless of wha...

February 13, 2019

I’m a big music fan. I love the way an arrangement of sounds can make you feel. I’ll spend hours scouring Spotify to discover new or lesser known artists and then adding them to carefully cultivated playlists. Occasionally, I’ll send one of these to some friends. I enjoy finding new stuff for them to hear. I always hope they’ll experience the same feeling I did when listening to a song, but more often than not...

August 29, 2018

“Please send us a cover letter.” Six words that job applicants expect to see, but dread them all the same.

You can exceed all the qualifications for a job, but writing? That’s not your bag. This discomfort makes a lot of us follow cookie cutter templates for cover letters and professional bios. If you use a generic template to format your cover letter, you will likely sound as fit for the part as anyone. But it...

June 6, 2018

When you consider which skills may be most beneficial to you during the job hunt, writing is not usually at the top of the list. We often think that public speaking, good references, and the ability to answer questions on the spot are among the best tools we need for the application and interviewing process. Nonetheless, writing is an overlooked tool that you can use to increase your chances of landing the job...

March 20, 2018

While writing is one of the most important business elements, it’s often hard to measure writing’s marketing, efficiency, and profitability. Nevertheless, it is evident that effective writing can do so much to improve both internal and business-to-client relations. Writing deserves more recognition in the day-to-day operations of any business. Here are four ways that writing can be an asset to your business an...

February 21, 2018

Though many of history’s greatest writers never had more than a typewriters, today’s writers so often produce their writing at a computer. As a result, those computers and word processing softwares have become ubiquitous. It is easier than ever to make on-the-fly revisions, edits, and structural changes. So it comes as no surprise that we are seeing more and more grammar-correction softwares like Grammarly.
 
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February 21, 2018

Charmaine is a 25-year-old blogger from New York. She works in consulting while running her modern, fashion- and lifestyle-oriented blog, Charmant Style. On her blog, she writes about an array of topics, from fashion, to travel, to food. We interviewed Charmaine recently to learn more about her growing business, Charmant Style.

Check out her story below!

Please tell us about yourself and your upbringing.

I was...

May 5, 2017

Crystal Peters is a native New Yorker born to West Indian parents. She is a third-year public interest scholar at Brooklyn Law School, where she focuses on the intersection of criminal justice and civil rights. She intends to pursue a career in policy, and will continue to draft legislation and policy proposals for social justice reform. She is also an avid thrifter, with a keen eye for vintage pant suits and...

January 30, 2017

Kashmir, India. In a neglected neighborhood, a coppersmith is struck down by typhoid after drinking contaminated water. As the sole breadwinner, his near death places a prodigious amount of financial pressure on his family. Determined to prevent a repeat of the experience, the man’s (then) 14-year-old son (Waseem) designs a portable water purifier made from scrap materials.

An additional 32 inventions follow as...

October 28, 2016

Brenna Daldoprh is a freelance journalist based in Paris, France. She works in both print and radio-- which involve two very different styles of writing. As for topics, she often works on social justice issues, and has explored writing in multiple corners of Africa, including Kenya, Central African Republic, Senegal, La Reunion, and Madagascar.

Please tell us about yourself.

I grew...

September 19, 2016

Anna Kegler of The Huffington Post shares details on her evoking writing style. She identifies as a feminist, writer, and messaging nerd. Anna Kegler creates innovative and disruptive marketing strategies for tech and social justice organizations. One of her favorite projects was a viral anti-street harassment ad campaign for Feminist Public Works/HollabackPHILLY. She analyzes and writes about framing and mess...

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