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Barbara McNichol Editorial- Workshop How to Strengthen Everything You Write

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How to Strengthen Everything You Write

This week marks an annual milestone in business: Administrative Professionals Week. It’s a reminder to praise administrative assistants in your world and thank them for their contributions. If you’re an admin yourself, many thanks!

As a way to celebrate, let me suggest investing in professional development through a half-day training. For you or admins you know, consider registering for the upcoming Streamline Your Writing WordShop™—a valuable opportunity for anyone in business!

This focused, interactive, and highly practical session teaches top writing techniques guaranteed to make written communications a lot better. As a bonus, all attendees receive Word Trippers, a printed word choice guide for choosing the right word when it really matters. (See full details at www.BarbaraMcNichol.com/wordshops)

As an experienced editor, I’ve helped hundreds of people streamline their writing over the past 22 years. I especially love working with administrative assistants, business professionals, and, well, anyone who writes!

Happy Administrative Professionals Week!

Barbara

Streamline Your Writing WordShop™

Friday, May 6 — 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Tucson College, 5151 E. Broadway and Rosemont

Only $67 for one. $110 for two.

Email editor@BarbaraMcNichol.com to register by May 2.

P.S. If you can’t make this date, I’m happy to set up a half-day WordShop™ for a minimum of six people in your organization. Call (520) 615-7910 to discuss your needs.

Wrote Tom Forsythe, CLTC, of Lof Lopez LLC:

“Barbara conducted two, two-hour business writing workshops for our firm. We covered numerous letter-writing and email composition tools including pronoun use, Whack Wordiness, Word Trippers, and many others. Everybody found ways to improve their written composition skills.
I highly recommend her services.”

STREAMLINE YOUR WRITING

WordShop in Tucson Friday May 6

www.BarbaraMcNichol.com/wordshops

Barbara McNichol Editorial
(520) 615-7910
editor@BarbaraMcNichol.com
www.BarbaraMcNichol.com

Professional editor nonfiction books and articles.
Word Trippers 2nd edition www.WordTrippers.com

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Barbara McNichol Editorial- Business Writing WordShop April 21, 2015

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Barbara McNichol Editorial- Business Writing WordShop Tucson 2-27-2015

 Barbara McNichol Editorial- Business Writing WordShop Tucson 2-27-2015
How to Strengthen Everything You Write

 

Q: What is the best way to waste valuable time, squander resources, and miss out on time-sensitive opportunities?

A: Allow poorly written emails, proposals, and other written communications to get through. When they do, recipients get confused and senders fail to close the communication loop. Mistakes and embarrassment often follow.

Don’t pay the high price of unclear communications. Instead, learn to convey EVERYTHING you write with clarity, precision, and intention. Attend this Business Writing WordShop that gets results.

Boost Your Business and Career Through Better Writing will be held at Tucson College, 5151 E. Broadway (Broadway and Rosemont; free parking in back).

Mark your calendar for Friday morning, February 27th. Your investment is only $89. For full details, please go to this link. Feel free to pass it on to others!

Interested? Please call me at 520-615-7910 or email me ateditor@BarbaraMcNichol.com

You’ll find this Business Writing WordShop to be an excellent investment in improving EVERYTHING you write!

Is it time for you?

Best, Barbara
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NEW: When you sign up, I’ll email you a Pre-program Assessmentto assess your writing skills. If you choose to complete it and email it to me before Feb. 25th, you’ll receive written feedback at the WordShop.

CONSIDER THIS: Bring a few paragraphs of an email or other written piece and apply the practices to your own work as we go.

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Barbara McNichol Editoral Nov 28, 2014 Add Power to Your Pen- Women’s Business Boot Camp & New Website Time to Edit Your Book & More

Barbara McNichol Editoral Nov 28, 2014 Add Power to Your Pen- Women’s Business Boot Camp & New Website Time to Edit Your Book & More

Idioms and Pompous Phrases That Don’t Add Power to Your Pen
Creating Content Club—An Offer You Can’t Resist
Presenting at Women’s Business Boot Camp
Time to Edit Your Book? New Website Gets You Started
Quotations on Writing
Writing Miscues: Pompous Phrases Can Set the Wrong Tone

The spoken word automatically comes with a range of ways to convey your message: voice intonation, facial expression, gestures, and so on. But you simply don’t have the same advantages with the written word. As a result, you risk setting a tone that can be misconstrued.

To avoid confusion, I suggest you drop the following idioms and pompous phrases from your writing. You’ll immediately have more clarity!

These phrases come from my STRENGTHEN Everything You Write WorkShop with a few additions I’ve gleaned from others:

Not to mention . . . (then why mention it at all?)
It goes without saying . . . (then why say it?)
If I may say so . . . (it’s your writing; of course you may say so)
I believe that . . . (it’s your writing; of course you believe it)
In my humble opinion . . . (what makes it humble, anyway?)
To tell the truth . . . (you mean you weren’t telling the truth?)
To be honest with you . . . (you weren’t being honest before?)
For the record . . . (are we in court?)
Let me be perfectly clear . . . (followed by bafflegab)
This may sound stupid but . . . (it already sounds stupid)
With all due respect . . . (prefacing a negative comment this way doesn’t change it)

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What a Gift! Tools, Classes, Time, and Support for Your Writing

Ever wonder how you can finally prioritize all that content writing you’re determined to do for your business or your own book? How can you dig deeply into your soul to accomplish this?

My colleague Dawn Goldberg Shuler has created an amazing experience for busy people who want to write and need support NOW!

She calls her innovative program “Creating Content Club—Tools, Classes, Time, and Support” to get you writing with more confidence, ease, and power!

As part of launching her program, she interviewed me on November 19th. Our fun, half-hour interview was filled with ways to STRENGTHEN Everything You Write. Join us at this link.

I encourage you to check out Dawn’s Creating Content Club. Her extremely reasonable membership fee gets you access to trainings and interviews, writing tools and checklists, support from Dawn, and writing workshops to give you time to write.

Dawn offers all of this for only $19 a month, but here’s the GREAT news: You can get one-month trial for only $1.

Find out more about the Creating Content Club here and start your $1 trial today!

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My WordShop Featured at Women Entrepreneurs’ Small Business Boot Camp

Join me at the Women Entrepreneurs’ Small Business Boot Camp on February 7th at Chaparral Suites in Scottsdale, AZ. This daylong fun-filled event features two inspiring keynote speakers and nine informative workshops including my interactive WordShop “How to Strengthen Everything You Write.”
This Boot Camp presents relevant content while building valuable business connections and priceless friendships. Most important, it salutes the successes of hundreds of enterprising women entrepreneurs who drive our economy.

Soak up the knowledge of successful local business experts who will share valuable tricks, tips, and tools to help your business grow and make money.

What’s included for your $99 registration fee?
A full day of education, motivation, and celebration
Time to network with hundreds of women in business
Nine informative workshops
Two valuable keynote presentations
Speed Brainstorming Session and Networking Mixer
Resources from 50 sponsors and exhibitors
Continental breakfast, lunch, and snack breaks
Charity raffle with valuable prizes benefiting Angels for Athletes
Don’t miss it! You can register at http://www.WomensBusinessBootCamp.com

Kudos to Susan Ratliff for organizing this annual Boot Camp. It attracts hundreds of attendees every year. Be there!

Women Entrepreneurs’ Small Business Boot Camp
Saturday, February 7th, 2015.
Chaparral Suites, Scottsdale, AZ
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
http://www.WomensBusinessBootCamp.com
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Editing Your Nonfiction Business Book—Is It Time?

If you’re ready to take your latest manuscript to the next level, I’m eager to assist with the editing process.

To get started, take a moment to view my freshly minted website that explains—in writing and on video—my Editing Services. Downloading the Planner on this page helps you align your present thinking with your future book’s success. What a practical tool for any stage of your project!

Thanks for taking a peek. I welcome your questions and especially your feedback on this new website. Most of all, thanks for being part of my Barbara McNichol Editorial.

All the best to you this holiday season and in the New Year.

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Quotations on Writing

“Only write when your pillow is on fire.” – Elie Wiesel

“You can stroke people with words.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

“To write well, you need to understand, love, and care for the words you put on the page.” – Daniel Wallace

Send your favorite quotations about writing, books, and famous authors.

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Let’s Connect on Social Media

If you’re a member of LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, let’s connect. Feel free to send me an invitation saying “APP reader” and I’ll accept it. Click on any of the links below to invite me into your circle and I’ll do the same! Thanks.
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If you find this ezine helpful for improving your writing, please share it with friends and colleagues who would appreciate it too. Email them this link and encourage them to sign up at http://www.barbaramcnichol.com

Barbara McNichol Editorial

5090 N Camino de la Cumbre
Tucson, AZ
85750
US

editor@barbaramcnichol.com

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Barbara McNichol Editorial- The Last STRENGTHEN Everything You Write WordShop™ of 2014

Barbara McNichol Editorial- The Last STRENGTHEN Everything You Write WordShop™ of 2014

I had corresponded to an editing client about a Manuscript Review for his second book. The project fee would be $1400. However, the message I sent actually stated $14,000. Ouch! Thank goodness this author called me immediately and allowed me to correct my mistake.

It could easily have gone the other way—an unhappy client who’d never work with me again.

What if . . . you sent out something as important as an election ballot that used the word “pubic” instead of “public”—and it wasn’t caught until after the ballot had been printed and mailed? That mistake cost a municipality $40,000 to correct.

Yes, typos and unclear writing can potentially cost you a bundle.

Invest time and effort to boost your effectiveness by strengthening everything you write. You’ll prevent perils like these and reduce mistakes that could cost a lot.

My STRENGTHEN Everything You Write WordShop™ on Saturday, October 25th is focused, interactive, and highly practical. In 3½ hours, you’ll learn top writing techniques guaranteed to add polish and precision to your written communications.

As a recent participant noted, “Since this workshop, I have become more sensitive to the value of each word I write. I eliminate words that take up space and do not add value.”

Enjoy watching my recent TV interview about this WordShop™ by clicking the link:

http://www.tucsonmorningblend.com/videos/274832201.html
WordShop™ to Strengthen Everything You Write

Saturday, Oct. 25 (9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Tucson College, 5151 E. Broadway Blvd #155

Only $69. Includes 2nd edition Word Trippers

Sign up now to hold your space. Register here.
Note: This is the last scheduled WordShop™ in 2014. I’m happy to set up a half-day WordShop™ for a minimum of six people (same rate per person) at your business or other venue. Call 520-615-7910 to discuss your needs.

Thanks, Barbara
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Barbara McNichol Editorial- STRENGTHEN EVERYTHING YOU WRITE WITH INTENTION Writing Workshop

Barbara McNichol Editorial- STRENGTHEN EVERYTHING YOU WRITE WITH INTENTION Writing Workshop

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (MST)
Tucson College
5151 East Broadway Boulevard
Tucson, Arizona 85711

STRENGTHEN Everything You Write – with INTENTION
Avoid wasting valuable time and vital opportunities due to poorly written emails, blog posts, proposals, reports—whatever you write.
Join editor/presenter Barbara McNichol at this complimentary (or is it complementary?) workshop and bring your friends. You’ll learn to write with INTENTION and improve the results you get from. This interactive…

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Barbara McNichol Editorial- Persuasive Writing Teleclass to Improve Your Prose & How to STRENGTHEN Everything You Write

If you find this ezine helpful for improving your writing, please share
it with friends and colleagues who would appreciate it too. Email
them this link and encourage them to sign up at www.barbaramcnichol.com

In this issue of Add Power to Your Pen:

  • Persuasive Writing Teleclass to Improve Your Prose
  • Fun Figure of Speech: Anaphora
  • Yippee for Winning an IPPY Award
  • Latest Word Quotations
  • Like my new page on Facebook: How to STRENGTHEN
    Everything You Write

Barbara McNichol’s Add Power to Your Pen
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Put Persuasive Power in Your Promo Prose
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When it comes to promo copy, want to learn how to fix common
writing mistakes that might be costing you?

You’ll have an opportunity to do that through a SpeakerNet
News teleclass on Monday, June 24th featuring “moi.” I’m
honored to be interviewed by Rebecca Morgan, co-creator of
SpeakerNet News and valued colleague.

Although this teleclass is geared to aspiring and
professional speakers, the concepts apply to all forms of
persuasive writing: websites, blogs, promos, sales letter,
and more.

Please check out this link to see the SNN promo and the
newsletter itself
. It’s filled with fabulous information every
week from in-the-trenches subscribers. Better yet,
subscribe to it yourself!
 
Put Persuasive Power in Your Promo Prose: Fix Writing
Mistakes That Are Costing You – an interview with
Barbara
McNichol 

  You put up yet another blog post and linked it to a host of offerings, but nothing is selling. Or you’ve published an excellent book but the back copy cover wouldn’t entice even your mother to buy it. Or you’ve rewritten your one-sheet message to book more engagements, but how you describe your programs doesn’t resonate with those you want to impress.

Because your business results tie closely to the marketing
copy you write, how you learned to write in school just won’t
cut it today.

In this teleseminar, Barbara shares common mistakes that
often scuttle your attempts to convert words into
action—mistakes you might not even know you’re making!

Step one is being aware of those mistakes; step two involves
discovering what you might do differently to:

  • Craft persuasive paragraphs that address your reader’s pain
    (it’s not all about you!)
  • Say what you intend to convey in clear, concise ways (a
    confused person doesn’t buy)
  • Tap into imaginative ways of expressing your message
    (overcome the boring factor)
  • Make it easy (not tedious) for people to read what you say
    in writing (whack wordiness)
  • Plan your messages in a way that puts the writing process
    on autopilot (so essential information isn’t forgotten)

Don’t miss this opportunity to “go deep” and strengthen
everything you write—from emails to proposals to one-sheets,
blog posts, and back-cover copy. No one will be persuaded to
take action if there’s no persuasive power in your pen.

Date: Monday, June 24
Time: 7:00 pm Eastern, 6 pm Central, 5 pm Mountain, 4 pm
Pacific
Length: 60 minutes
Cost: $25
Register or order the MP3 recording here
Note: If you register for the teleseminar, you will get the
MP3 recording of this session free.

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Latest on Nonfictionbookeditor.com
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Six Secrets of Writing Powerful Proposals

Branding My Writing Wordshops


Announcing June Writing Wordshops in Tucson

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Fun Figure of Speech: Anaphora
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Anaphora refers to the dramatic use of repetition to enhance
your writing. Here are a few examples. Send me yours!

With malice towards none;
With charity for all;
With firmness in the right.    
(Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address)

It was the best of times;
It was the worst of times;
It was the age of wisdom;
It was the age of foolishness.    
(Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities)

I have a dream (repeated 8 times)
(Dream speech, Martin Luther King, August 28, 1963)

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Bravo!!
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2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards: Lynette Smith’s book
How to Write Heartfelt Letters to Treasure
(www.GoodWaysToWrite.com) won a Silver “IPPY” Medallion in
the Reference Book category. Congratulations!

Lynette noted: “More than 5,000 entries were received, and
three awards (gold, silver, bronze) were given in each of
109 categories; that means about 7% of entries received an
award. So glad my book (which you edited so beautifully,
Barbara) was among them.”

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Ode to the Meaning of Words
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“All words are pegs to hang ideas on.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes
the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.” – Maya
Angelou

“Ideas never lack for words. It is words that lack ideas. As
soon as the idea has come to its last degree of perfection,
the word blossoms.” – Joseph Joubert

Please email me your favorite quotations about writing,
words, and books.

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Barbara McNichol Editorial provides expert editing of business and
professional books. Please request Quick Start Planner for Editing
Your Nonfiction Book or eBook
.

Editing referrals from writers, authors, agents, publicists, publishers,
designers, speakers, and book consultants are greatly appreciated.

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Everything You Write

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