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It Still Matters…Even in Voiceover

It Still Matters…Even in Voiceover

The word "ludicrous" doesn't pop up in TV news copy very often, but lately, when it DOES...it's spelled "ludacris".  Excuse me, but that in itself is ludicrous!Good spelling and grammar still count.  I gnash my teeth saying that, because I truly believe English is a living, breathing, morphing,...

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The Root of All Decent Content:  Good Writing

The Root of All Decent Content: Good Writing

Think about it (if you’re old enough)…how much did you write every day BEFORE social media came along? Not everyone has made the transition to the New Media world with grace. Yet…in a day’s time, you (1) text (2) email (3) post on FaceBook (4) post on some other social network and (5) create...

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My Battle With “It”

My Battle With “It”

It's a darn shame, doncha think? So tell me...what does the "it" refer to in the sentence above? It's crazy isn't it? (same question) "IT" has become the most overused, misunderstood, misused "crutch" word in the English language. Lately, I've been going back through emails, bio's, letters, news...

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Passion Can Never Be Outsourced

Passion Can Never Be Outsourced

Should You Pay For an Online Press Release? This question easily parallels other similar questions like:  Should I hire an SEO consultant?  Should I hire a web author, a graphic artist, a virtual assistant, and audio editor? Clearly, "shopping" or outsourcing time-consuming tasks not in your skill...

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VO Leads Through Google Alerts

VO Leads Through Google Alerts

My daily routine includes sifting through a number of emails sent to me through Google Alerts.  If you are not doing this yet, you should be.  Here's the link to Google Alerts. In the spirit of "Google IS your resumé", you might want to start with a simple alert based on your name.  This has...

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You Are What You Write

You Are What You Write

Think about it.  If you're old enough...how much did you write every day BEFORE social media came along? Not everyone has made the transition to the New Media world with grace. Yet...in a day's time, you (1) text (2) email (3) post on FaceBook (4) post on some other social network and (5) create...

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Just words?

Just words?

Have you any clue how important YOUR writing is to your online personna?! As voice actors, we all appreciate good writing, and well-chosen words. My TV News  job requires lots of writing, but even more proofreading and re-writing.  Now, mind you…TV news writing is a very specialized style of...

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Ah…Friday!

Ah…Friday!

This week, I did considerably more writing than voicing.  I didn't get paid a penny for either, especially the writing...but all is not lost. Yes, I'm gonna hafta examine my time priorities, but I'm a little drunk on the elixer of reward.  Even after 30 years of composing, proofreading, and...

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