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A Sample Resume
A Sample Resume

Now that we have discussed how to write a resume and provided you with resume formatting tips, it's time to provide a sample resume. This example of a resume will illustrate the type of content that should be included and the general format that should be used when constructing a standard resume.

Formal Letter Example
Formal Letter Example

Now that you know how to write a formal letter, we thought you could benefit from a formal letter example. Please use this example as a template to help you write the perfect business or formal letter. And remember, send your correspondence to our letter editors to ensure your document is clear and concise.

Book Review Examples
Book Review Examples

As discussed in our article explaining how to write a book review, book reviews are very different from book reports. In order to illustrate what a book review is, we have provided a book review example for your reference.

How to Eliminate Wordiness
How to Eliminate Wordiness

Do you find yourself writing sentences that are far too long? Have you ever re-read a sentence and struggled to finish it in one breath? If so, you may be suffering from something called prolixity, or in laymen’s terms, wordiness. Our editors suggest several ways to help you avoid wordiness and increase quality.

How to Write a Character Sketch Podcast
How to Write a Character Sketch Podcast

A character sketch is a quick rendering of a character, and writing a sketch is about asking and answering questions. In order to write a character sketch, you must ask yourself questions about your character. Only you, as the author, can answer these questions. In this podcast, our manuscript editors recommend prompts to get you thinking about who your character is so that you can write a clear and concise sketch.

Are You Using an Editorial Calendar?
Are You Using an Editorial Calendar?

Want to write more articles? And more often? Then follow in the footsteps of magazine editors and utilize an editorial calendar. Our editors explain the benefits of using an editorial calendar in this podcast.

10 Reasons to Hire a Professional Editor Podcast
10 Reasons to Hire a Professional Editor Podcast

Good writing comes from good editing. A professional editor does more than correct mistakes; they can help you turn lead into gold! The following podcast includes 10 reasons to hire a professional editor.

College Admissions Essay Podcast: 500 Words That Will Help You Get into College
College Admissions Essay Podcast: 500 Words That Will Help You Get into College

Writing your college admissions essay can definitely be stressful. Think of your college admissions essay as an opportunity to stand out from other applicants and really make an impression. With some planning and careful consideration, you can draft a great college admissions essay that will vastly improve your chances of being accepted to the college of your choice. To learn more about how to write the perfect college admissions essay, please listen to our podcast.

Ligatures Podcast: A Guide to their Proper and Improper Use
Ligatures Podcast: A Guide to their Proper and Improper Use

In writing, including fiction writing and typography, a ligature is two or more graphemes that are joined to make a single glyph. More simply put, a ligature is a single character that is created by joining multiple characters. In this podcast, our editors will explain what a ligature is and how to use one correctly.

Learn How to Write a Synopsis
Learn How to Write a Synopsis

If you're wondering how to get published, assembling a query package is the first step. Your query package should include a synopsis, which is the lynchpin. However, the task of writing a synopsis can be quite overwhelming. In this podcast, we outline how to write a synopsis.

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