I am happy to introduce a new biweekly column on our blog. Called “The Writing Clinic,” the column will be a collaboration with one of our old time sponsors, Gramlee.com.
Here is how it will work:
- Our readers will submit any non-fiction written piece (e.g., a resume, a letter, an essay, a blog post), with up to 300 words.
- The guys from Gramlee will edit the piece, checking for grammar, punctuation, spelling, brevity, structure, readability and overall professionalism.
- Every other week we’ll publish the “before” and “after” of a chosen piece, with comments from the Gramlee editors.
If you want to submit one of your pieces for the clinic just email it to [email protected]. Please include the piece either in the body of the email itself, or as a .doc attachment.
The column will be published every other Tuesday, and the first one is going out next week already, so stay tuned!
9 thoughts on “New Biweekly Column: The Writing Clinic”
Sounds Fun! I think i’ll give it a try, do you have to be any specific age?
@Naomi, nope, anyone can participate.
Thanks for creating this idea. I look forward to participating. I’m just entering the arena of writing.
Why “non-fiction”? Any particular reason?
Nevertheless, a great idea!!
i think it’s cool i’ll download that book 🙂
@Chandrashekara: My assumption is that non-fiction generally has more accepted conventions that can be assessed objectively.
There are more opportunities and to bend the rules with pieces of fiction, especially in the categories of “brevity, structure, readability and overall professionalism”
This is a great idea.
How about asking readers to try and improve on the “after”?
Every week or so, you can sellect the best submission and showcase it. I think we might learn even more using this approach since it encourages us to look more critically and try improving something that should be difficult to improve upon.
what an idea!
I really like this “Writing Clinic” idea,
because in my opinion, it’s better to learn by doing
than only learning theoretically…
but, anyway, what’s the blog URL? hehehe