3 Editorial Lessons from Chief Content Writer Demian Farnworth


Demian Farnworth returns to Editor-in-Chief to share three lessons he learned from recording 100 episodes of his podcast, Rough Draft.

Unknowingly, Demian assumed the role of Editor-in-Chief of Rough Draft and had to make decisions that served both his audience and his own production capabilities.

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This Tiny Editorial Habit Can Make a Big Difference in Your Content


Here’s a quick tip that helps you build trust with your audience.

Discover how to produce clean, professional writing in a way that also maximizes your chances of creating unique content.

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Why Twitter’s True Value Has Nothing to Do with Your Followers


As an Editor-in-Chief, it’s your job to determine the best ways for you to use social media.

Do you use Twitter in a way that feels natural to you, or do you just follow the social media post formats that other people in your industry use?

The answers to those questions don’t particularly matter as long as your social media use helps you meet your goals.

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The Counterintuitive Truth About Working Hard


You can stay on top of your content production schedule without getting burned out.

Listen to this week’s episode of Editor-in-Chief to get digital publishing tips that help you manage your workload.

You’ll discover why taking a break is part of hard work. What type of breakthrough will you have when you take a break?

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How to Use a Semicolon


Incorrect semicolon usage perpetuates additional incorrect semicolon usage.

Learn the appropriate way to use this punctuation mark and put an end to the cycle.

The next punctuation lesson in the editorial standards series on Editor-in-Chief will help clarify misconceptions about an elegant and practical punctuation mark.

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The Problem with the ‘Hell-For-Leather’ Writing Movement


As of late, it’s fashionable to write hell for leather. In fact, there’s a hot cottage industry in the writing culture. But is it good for the writing community? Or detrimental?

For lack of better terms, let’s call this trend the “The Hell-For-Leather Writing Movement.” Or HFLWM.

You see HFLWM in titles like “How to Write Fast,” “Write an Article in 20 Minutes,” and “How Fast Can You Write?”

Growing content demands and aggressive editorial schedules shove this thinking into our faces. But it gets empirical with 5 Personal Writing Metrics Every Content Marketer Should Track by Nate Baker at Raven.

And it also gets personal.

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