Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Say it like you mean it.

There aren't many things that say "unprofessional" more loudly and clearly than a website, or blog, or etsy shop riddled with spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.

I know, I'm the one who just recently wrote about how "everyone is not a writer," but even great writers sometimes don't have a fabulous grasp of the proper use of a semi-colon.  

You might be selling gorgeous silver jewelry on your etsy site, but well-written blurbs that are descriptive and easy to understand will only boost your sales.

Here are a few tips for cleaning up your act:

  • Run spellcheck.  It's the oldest trick in the book for a reason.  Type anything you're going to put online into a Word document first, and run spellcheck before you paste it onto your site.
  • Phone a friend.  Or email one, rather.  Ask someone who you know is good with words to have a look over your site and let you know of any errors that need to be cleaned up.
  • Have a Sashes Session.  All Sashes to the Merchants sponsors get to choose one of the girls from Sashes to talk to about her respective area of expertise.  One of those (surprise!  it's me!) is all about presenting yourself through words on your blog or site.  

Become a  sponsor here.  We'd love to have you!

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