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Actually National Punctuation Day was yesterday, but never mind ... get down and boogie with us here on HTWB.

#punctuation   #grammar   #spelling   #englishlanguage   #writing  
It's National Punctuation Day in the USA and here on How To Write Better we're celebrating with a, er, song and dance...
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Some succulent advice on writing a restaurant review if you're dining out this weekend...This series on my website is very popular and is actually getting some positive feedback from people in the hospitality industry, which is as gratifying as it is surprising. By the sadly, late, restaurant critic, Sam Worthington who was a good friend of mine.

#restaurants   #restaurantreviews   #tripadvisor   #foodandwine  
Many restaurants make a feature of their desserts and other final course, so you need to take them seriously in your restaurant reviews.
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Getting good business blog ideas is becoming an increasing headache for many business people. In this article we take a look at how to use interviews with key people in your industry.

#bloggingforbusiness   #businessblogging   #blogposts  
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SWEARING: XXXX IT, I'VE CLEANED UP MY XXXXING LANGUAGE ... Could you swear off swearing? Here's what happened when I tried it...enjoy!

#humor   #writing   #swearing   #language   #4letterwords  
OK, not everyone swears. But if you do use the occasional 4-letter word, have you ever tried stopping yourself and using a good alternative? Here's what can happen...
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This topic is endlessly discussed in business groups but when I'm asked I always answer that the correct length is the number of words it takes to share your story effectively. What does everyone else think?

#businesswriting   #howtowritebetter   #seo   #postlength   #bloggingforbusiness  
Is there an ideal post length? We tackle this topic in-depth to give you a better idea of how your blog post length affects your SEO performance.
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Don't forget to check this article out before eating out this weekend ... will help you appreciate the experience more, even if you don't want to write a review! Enjoy.

#restaurants   #eatingout   #finedining   #restaurantreviews  
How - and when - the menu and wine list are presented to you, and how you should share their contents with readers, are key to a good restaurant review.
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Making a speech at a wedding this weekend? Not got your thoughts together yet? Here's some last minute help ...

#weddingspeeches   #lastminutetips   #bestmansspeech  
It's the morning of the wedding and your printed-out wedding speech notes have been eaten by your host's German Shepherd. Here's the last minute help you need
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Wondering what to write about for your next business blog post? This article shares 14 sources of useful inspiration ... probably worth book-marking! Which source do you find the most relevant to your business?

#blogposts   #businessblogging   #bloggingforbusiness  
If you need to write business blog posts and sometimes need some inspiration for good ideas, this curation of 14 how-to articles is your perfect solution.
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More tips for when you write your next Trip Advisor restaurant review ... bon appétit.

#restaurants   #reviews   #food   #diningout   #finedining   #tripadvisor  
We seldom dine out purely for the food; dining out is usually an event. Here's how to ensure your restaurant review describes the experience as well as the food.
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Why foreplay and restaurant customer service have quite a lot in common ... part 5 of this tasty series on how to write a good restaurant review by the last Sam Worthington. Bon appétit...

#restaurantreviews   #tripadvisor   #customerservice  
No, not food porn, but the way the relationship develops between diner and restaurant staff - so important to get across in your restaurant reviews
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Some ideas on how to encourage your children to enjoy writing AND enjoy writing better, with fewer mistakes. Read on!

#education   #writing   #children  
How can you get your kids to write better without making it seem like a chore? Suzan St Maur shares her own experience plus some guidelines from other experts
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If you're planning to eat out this coming weekend, you'll find this article very handy - whether you want to review the restaurant or not. Bon appétit.

#eatingout   #foodporn   #restaurants   #tripadvisor  
How - and when - the menu and wine list are presented to you, and how you should share their contents with readers, are key to a good restaurant review.
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Website Content Strategist & Writer for SMEs, Best-Selling Author, founder of How To Write Better
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Specialist in communication strategy for SME websites, with copywriting and scriptwriting support across all media, blogging, training in business writing.
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  • How To Write Better .net
    Owner, 2011 - present
    Lead writer, editor and curator of site. Also strategise, devise and write content for SME clients' websites and allied online marketing, and run popular workshops for business people who want to write their own material. Experienced former journalist, copywriter and corporate scriptwriter.
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Website Content Strategist & Writer for SMEs, Best-Selling Author, founder of award-winning resource How To Write Better
Introduction

Particularly if you're the busy owner of an SME or other organization, you may not have the time or inclination to work through the best strategy to achieve the marketing objectives for your website ... and then develop the targeted written or spoken words that make them happen. 

How I can help you: choose from...

**Help to assess how best to communicate your marketing

**Planning your website (and associated strategy across all media) 

**Copywriting the words for your website, blog, social media, print, etc.

**Scriptwriting and interviewing for videos on your website, YouTube, social media, etc

**Recommendations of trusted fellow specialists allied help 

**Training to help you write better either 1-2-1, in a workshop or as a talk for your group

Why I can help you:

With a background in journalism, copywriting and TV/corporate scriptwriting, I've devised and written communication projects for dozens of clients including the Ford Motor Co., General Motors Europe, LandRover, BWM UK, AXA Insurance, Eli Lilly, Macmillan Cancer Support, the NHS, etc. at the corporate end, plus dozens of exciting and inspiring SMEs/micro-businesses. The know-how I have gained (and there's always room for more) is outstanding. 

With that plus more than 30 published nonfiction books out there, two of which have been organic #1 best sellers on Amazon, I've earned my place in the top ranks of business writers, bloggers, authors and content strategists across the major English language markets.

Plus, take a look at http://HowToWriteBetter.net: a niche site I started from scratch in 2011 that's now a PR3 with more than 2 million page views ... winner of the Highly Commended Award in the UK Blog Awards 2015 ... and honored in Guy Kawasaki's Alltop.com as one of their top 300 social media sites worldwide. More than 1,000 articles on, well, how to write better - across all disciplines. It's a very useful resource.

Let's talk about how I can help you and your business - on suze@suzanstmaur.com. In the meantime, check me out further here...

Bragging rights
Author of 31 published nonfiction books, two of which have been organic (i.e. not hyped) #1 best sellers...have beaten cancer twice so far...write joke books as a hobby!
Education
  • Watford College
    Advertising Writing, 1971 - 1973
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