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I.e. and E.g. Duke it Out

Before starting Secretary on the Go, I was the Technical Writer for the software company, TP Systems. I wrote and edited many user guides, and one of the most common mistakes I came across was i.e. and e.g. being misused.

How to Make More Money with your Ebook

So you've written an ebook. Now what?

Ebook writing, like book writing, can be a lucrative way to sell your products and services, as well as vary the offerings on your website.

The advantage of selling ebooks is that you can automate the process from start to finish. Once you've written your ebook, all you have to do is create a sales page, set up your payment processing, and you're in business.

You probably know already that you should write a press release, as well as articles, and submit them to the appropriate directories. These two techniques will help you get the word out about your new ebook.

However, have you considered these techniques?

1. Submit to Ebook Directories
There are at least 20 different ebook directories on the internet. This doesn't include the directories you can submit your ebook to if you are selling your ebook.

Seeking Secretaries!

Secretary on the Go has reached the point where we need a few more secretaries to be on the go! See below for current opportunities and application deadlines. You can email us your application form and resume to info@secretaryonthego.ca.

 

Positions available:

Administrative Assistant
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Bookkeeper
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Junior Copywriter
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10 Tips to Improve Your Writing

Whether you are writing an email to a client, or posting a new entry on your blog, the content of your writing is very important. Your goal is to capture your audience’s attention and get your point across. Next time you are pounding away on the keyboard, keep these ten tips in mind.

1. Cut out the clichés.

At this point in time, you need to remove the clichés. On a daily basis, I prefer not to use clichés. Did you catch those two? Refrain from using overused word combinations. Once a cliché is in fact a cliché, the meanings of the words get lost. Create fresh words that force your reader to think and absorb.

2. Start with a short sentence.

Small, captivating words will engage the reader. Use a sentence with a maximum of eight words to begin your document.

I Write Like...

According to the “I Write Like” website, my writing style resembles that of Harry Harrison. Harry Harrison isn't an author I would compare myself to. An older man who writes mainly science fiction, satirical science fiction and comic strips, Harry's stories are nothing like mine. In fact, the story I submitted for analysis was titled "Grand Dolls". This story follows my character, Beth to craft fairs across the country as she attempts to reconnect with her long passed grandmother. It takes a bizarre turn when Beth notices a table of familiar looking dolls:

One Month Anniversary!

When I told my fiance today that it is Secretary on the Go's one month anniversary, he responded with a low groan. "Oh man, is this another thing I'm going to have to keep track of?"

He likes to play the part of the manly man, "I'm just not a romantic person", he says. Then suddenly I find myself sitting in a helicopter in Vegas with a shockingly gorgeous engagement ring staring at me. Or in Vista 18, happily staring down to the sparkling city lights of Victoria when I feel his fingers nervously clasping a beautiful stone around my neck.

It's not all about diamonds and helicopters though, it's about support. A surprise that tops his 'unromantic' ways is the billboard boasting Secretary on the Go to all passersby of the Save on Foods Memorial Centre. In an early morning fog Mark took me to the arena and told me to look up. There in bright lights flashed my cartoon self as Secretary on the Go!

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