What’s Your Favorite Word?


In this episode of Editor-in-Chief, discover why you should let go of your preferences to become a more mature writer.

Examine your writing like an Editor-in-Chief to keep your audience engaged and to continue growing as a content creator.

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The 8 Rules of Ruthless Editing from David Mamet


No one wants to write dull, lifeless copy that lulls even the most hyper people to sleep. Certainly not you, right? But why do we find it so hard to write what we want to say in the least amount of words — and still maintain potency?

It’s not easy because we tend to fall in love with what we write. We fear cutting out anything important. No matter how dead it is.

But how do we distinguish between the living words and the dead words? How do we identify the enticing sentences from the repulsive ones? It’s almost like we need someone to get in our faces and tell us.

Luckily, for you, America’s greatest living playwright is about to drill you.

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On Being Yourself for a Living


Fulfilling work is built on who you are and what you love.

Roadmap: The Get-It-Together Guide for Figuring Out What to Do with Your Life

This week, Editor-in-Chief host Stefanie Flaxman talks to Annie Mais, Education Director of Roadtrip Nation, and co-author of the new book Roadmap: The Get-It-Together Guide for Figuring Out What to Do with Your Life.

After you decide you want to intentionally create a meaningful life for yourself, how do you make that happen?

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The Professional Way to Proofread Your Writing When You Don’t Have Time


In this episode of Editor-in-Chief, learn how to perform a power proofreading. It’s like power napping or a power lunch: You extract a substantial benefit from a brief activity.

It takes time to produce your best work. If you don’t have time, do this …

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‘Try It from a Different Angle’ and 2 Other Game-Changing Editing Lessons from a Shoddy Vacuum


What are you refraining from doing that could dramatically change your content?

For your online business to produce your desired results, you may need rethink your strategy to provide the best experience for your target audience.

If you think a task is too difficult, this might be the time to try it anyway.

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A ‘Media, Not Marketing’ Case Study: The Rise of Chef Tim Anderson


How does a reality television competition help launch your career if the winner doesn’t receive a monetary prize?

Today’s guest on Editor-in-Chief is an American who won the British television program MasterChef in 2011.

Tim Anderson is now an entrepreneur and author whose first book, Nanban: Japanese Soul Food, is available from SquarePeg in the UK.

Let’s find out about the role media has played in Tim’s career and how producing media continues to enable Tim to do what he loves to do …

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