You may have heard about what stirred the most recent uproar on Twitter. On Sunday, the Republican National Committee (@GOP) sent out a tweet meant to honor the 58th anniversary of Rosa Parks' refusal to move to the back of the bus. What should have been a lovely tribute to the civil rights activist, turned … Continue reading The End of Racism…and Editing
Proofreading, editing, and revising are keywords that should be at the forefront of every PR professional's mind. In an industry that requires many different forms of writing materials, we are constantly going through each of these steps in the writing process. Depending on the area of the industry you are in, you may find that … Continue reading The Difference Between Editing and Revising
It happens to all of us. You think you just crafted the perfect tweet or status, you send it off into the vast space called the Internet and then you re-read it; you made a typo! My last major typo was about a month ago, while sharing a blog post on Facebook about a controversial … Continue reading Typo Tips
As a Public Relations major, I have been thrown into the world of writing for the media and throughout my several writing intensive classes I have learned how to successfully write news advisories, broadcast releases, and letters to the editor. However, most importantly, I have learned how to write press releases. Every public relations class … Continue reading How Thou Shalt Write An Excellent Press Release
We have all seen them. Those annoying email signatures that take up more space than the email itself, with crazy fonts and colors, irrelevant quotes from past leaders and crazy clip art inserts. I'm somewhat of a perfectionist when it comes to my email signature and it has certainly evolved from my freshman year's:Niki IanniFuture … Continue reading What’s in Your Email Signature Line?
In my role as Firm Director of PRowl Public Relations, most of my work consists of editing, editing, editing. Not only do I look at strategic messaging, I also have to be aware of all things spelling and grammar. As author Mignon Fogarty of the blog "Tips and Tactics for Effective Proofreading" notes, we all … Continue reading Proofreading…Backwards?