Most Popular Articles February 2008

By Daniel Scocco

Below you will find the most popular articles of the past month. Check them out if you missed any.

  • Laugh About Writing: Writing doesn’t always have to be a serious business. Though it’s wise to make sure that you write correctly, there’s a lot of fun to be had when playing with words.
  • Poll: Should We Write email or e-mail? I am pretty sure that you already considered if you should be writing the abbreviation of electronic mail as email or e-mail (or as something else yet). The same confusion applies to the abbreviations of electronic commerce, electronic book and so on.
  • Top 5 Tips When Bidding For Freelance Work: One way of obtaining freelance work is by bidding for work through websites like GetAFreelancer.com, Guru.com or Elance.com. This route to contract work is a handy tool for stop-gap work but can be a minefield for the uninitiated. The idea is based on the eBay model, where clients post the type of work they are looking for within a budget range, timescale, and description of the work they need completed. Freelancers then bid on the job, and the client selects the best fit, or sometimes unsurprisingly, the cheapest offer of work.
  • Rite, Write, Right, Wright: Here are four frequently misspelled words that your computer Spell Check won’t catch.
  • What is the Difference Between Metaphor and Simile?: The terms metaphor and simile are slung around as if they meant exactly the same thing. A simile is a metaphor, but not all metaphors are similes.
  • Fun With Words: Palindromes: Palindromes are words, phrases or number sequences that read the same way in both directions. Palindrome derives from the Greek for ‘running back again’. Both the Greeks and Romans are known to have enjoyed palindromes. The Greeks also published palindromic poetry.
  • Warning: Microsoft Did Not Invent Grammar!: Most people who advise on writing tell you to check the spelling and grammar on your work. This is good advice.
  • Top 5 Freelance Mistakes To Avoid: The road of freelance writing is fraught with pot-holes, sharp bends, and hidden horizons, so it pays to know a few of the mistakes in advance to help make the journey go that little bit smoother.
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4 Responses to “Most Popular Articles February 2008”

  • NANCY TALCOTT

    I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AMAZED AT HOW MANY BROADCASTERS USE THE WORD “FER” FOR THE WORD “FOR”. NOT JUST YOUR STATION, BUT EVEN THE NATIONAL BROADCASTERS. IT AMAZES ME BECAUSE I WOULD THINK THAT PEOPLE IN THE NEWS MEDIA, JOURNALISTS, ETC., WOULD HAVE HAD ENGLISH AS THEIR MAJOR. AM I WRONG? I AM SURE MOST OF US DO IT, BUT I DO NOT EXPECT THE MEDIA TO USE THE WORD “FER”.

  • shy guy

    A long time not read this blog..
    Such a good tips now.

  • M

    yes a long time no reading the blog of this will bringing new insightful and tips. and when no read long time this blog we talk like this as the outcome

  • Connie

    I watch wzzm13 all the time. Every one from the newscasters to the weather forcasters say you can get there from “are” websight. The correct word is “OUR” websight. That is a very big mustake on your part. (I still will not watch any other news channel but wxxm13) You are the best.
    Thank you for letting me have my say.

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