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Useful Tips, Tools and Links for Writing Online

If you’re new to writing online or a veteran, there’s always a need to improve your writing and content. These links can help you bring out the best in your writing and assist in your online experience.

Word Count & Analysis

Instead of trying to count the words yourself, there are many useful websites that can assist you. Here are some websites that can calculate how many words are in your article by copy and pasting it into the submit box:

Word Count Tool: http://www.wordcounttool.co.cc – Basic word counting tool.

Textalyser: http://textalyser.net – Advanced word, character and text analyzer.

Dictionary & Thesaurus

It’s always good to use correct spelling, proper vocabulary and descriptive terms. A thesaurus, for example, can show you words that are similar to the word you enter in their website. There are many words in the English language, and a more precise term is often needed.

Thesaurus: http://thesaurus.reference.com/

Dictionary: http://dictionary.reference.com/

Word Processors

Some may simply use the online content submitter to write their articles, but it’s probably better to write them firstly on your computer. You can save the article for yourself, and edit it as your own leisure. You can use the text editors that you’ve already got, like Microsoft Word or WordPad, but there’s also some excellent free editors that can be found online:

A full list of word processors from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_word_processors

Zoho, online word processor: http://writer.zoho.com

General Writing Help

If you’re stuck on ideas or have writer’s block, there’s a multitude of websites about writing tips and discussion boards where you can meet and talk with other writers. Getting ideas for writing can be tough, but with the internet and ease of reaching other people, it’s easy to find help when you need it.

Writing.com: http://www.writing.com – A large and long-standing writer’s community.

Daily writing tips: http://www.dailywritingtips.com/ – Daily tips to assist in your writing.

English Grammar Resource: http://englishplus.com/grammar/ – A resource on English language grammar.

Guide to grammar and writing: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/ – Need help with your punctuation and grammar?

Orangoo Free Spell Check: http://orangoo.com/spell/ – Make sure your spelling it correct!

Spellchecker.net: http://www.spellchecker.net/spellcheck/ – Another spell checker.

These links should help you improve your writing, and make your content more readable and enjoyable for your visitors.

Mike Dennis
http://www.articlesbase.com/writing-articles/useful-tips-tools-and-links-for-writing-online-751520.html

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Posted by mark - April 27, 2011 at 9:12 pm

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Nice “Book Publishing” photos

A few nice Book Publishing images I found:

Published! 🙂

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My image is the one on the bottom. Purchased by Murdoch Publishing through Getty Images.

Published

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Some pictures of mines are published in Jean-Paul Delahaye’s newest book.

Things To Do 010

Image by Joe Miranda
www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/301069

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Posted by mark - April 24, 2011 at 10:04 pm

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Nelson CEO gears up for today’s readers

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Nelson CEO gears up for today’s readers
Last week, President and Chief Operating Officer Mark Schoenwald of Thomas Nelson Inc. moved up to the CEO’s post at the Nashville-based publisher. He replaces Michael Hyatt, the man who had hired him seven years ago to oversee sales at the company.
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Strength Training Expert, Joshua Trentine, Signs Publishing Deal With CelebrityPress To Release 3 Steps To YOUR BEST …
Orlando, Fla. April 19, 2011 Joshua Trentine, strength training expert, recently joined a select group of the worlds leading health and fitness entrepreneurs including noted fitness industry experts Sean Greeley and Eric Ruth to co-write the forthcoming book titled, 3 Steps To YOUR BEST BODY In Record Time: Americas Leading Fitness Experts Reveal The Proven 3-Step System To The Body You…
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Elsevier’s Focal Press Launches FilmSkills, The Next Generation of Film Education
Focal Press, the global leader in books and content on film and media technology, today announced the launch of FilmSkills, a transformational educational tool that takes film education into the 21st century.
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Strand And Méndez Portfolios At Wellesley College Davis Museum
:”Santos y Pecadores: Cinematic Drama in the Mexican Portfolios of Paul Strand and Leopoldo Méndez,” an innovative installation of photographs, prints and film is at the Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College.
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Posted by mark - April 20, 2011 at 8:05 am

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Free Writing – Four Tips to Make Blogging Work for You

Do you blog? If your answer is “No”, start blogging today, because if you’re a freelance writer and your name doesn’t show up in Google, your credibility is zero. Here’s how to get the most from your blog.
There’s more to blogging than you think. Forget considering your blog an online journal: your blog is a professional tool.
I could spend hours talking about the benefits of blogs for writers (and often do), but here are four tips to make blogging work for you.
1. Establish Your Portfolio Blog: Your “Name” Blog
The first blog (yes, you should have more than one) you need to establish is your “name” blog. So if your name is Milly Emmeline Smythe (which I hope is a fictitious name; I’m not referring to a real person), your blog would be titled Milly Emmeline Smythe.
As soon as anyone types your name into Google, your name blog should appear.
Big tip: please forget creative, cute names. Google and the other search engines are software programs; they have no concept of cleverness for the help www.bloggers-guide-to-profit.com. Your sole aim is for your name to show up as the first result in a search engine when a writing buyer types your name. If it does: instant credibility.
2. Use Social Media to Share Your Blog Posts
With millions of Web sites online, your blog needs links pointing to it so that people can find you.
The easiest way to get links is to use a couple of the many social media tools. Pick your favorites: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn… These tools can help you to get known via links, fast.
Another way to get known is to frequent forums.
3. Get Known on Forums Where You Can Get Hired
Stay away from writer’s forums. Your fellow writers, charming as they may be, can’t hire you. They may even harm your nascent career if you take their advice too much to heart. You’ll rarely find professional writers on writers’ forums: they’re too busy writing. However, you will find pro writers on forums for business owners, Webmasters and Internet marketers.
Adding a link to your “name” blog in your forum signature is an easy way of getting a link, and getting hired too. Capable freelance writers are in high demand on the Web.
4. Write About Your Favorite Topics (the Ones You Want to Get Hired to Write About)
New blogging writers tend to write about writing: it’s top of mind, and it’s what you know. However, it’s rarely the way to get hired to write.
Write about the topics you want to be hired to write about: parenting, business, technology…
Remember the search engines. Over time, your name should appear somewhere on the first page of the search results whenever someone enters search query terms like “writer”, “freelance” and “your topic.”
For example, if your pet topic is parenting skills for the help www.feed-reader-links.com, your name should appear whenever anyone types “writer parenting” into a search engine query field.
Use these tips to make blogging work for you to build your freelance writing career. There’s never been a better time to be a writer: you can make a great income, thanks to your blogs.Do you blog? If your answer is “No”, start blogging today, because if you’re a freelance writer and your name doesn’t show up in Google, your credibility is zero. Here’s how to get the most from your blog.
There’s more to blogging than you think. Forget considering your blog an online journal: your blog is a professional tool.
I could spend hours talking about the benefits of blogs for writers (and often do), but here are four tips to make blogging work for you.
1. Establish Your Portfolio Blog: Your “Name” Blog
The first blog (yes, you should have more than one) you need to establish is your “name” blog. So if your name is Milly Emmeline Smythe (which I hope is a fictitious name; I’m not referring to a real person), your blog would be titled Milly Emmeline Smythe.
As soon as anyone types your name into Google, your name blog should appear.
Big tip: please forget creative, cute names. Google and the other search engines are software programs; they have no concept of cleverness for the help www.bloggers-guide-to-profit.com. Your sole aim is for your name to show up as the first result in a search engine when a writing buyer types your name. If it does: instant credibility.
2. Use Social Media to Share Your Blog Posts
With millions of Web sites online, your blog needs links pointing to it so that people can find you.
The easiest way to get links is to use a couple of the many social media tools. Pick your favorites: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn… These tools can help you to get known via links, fast.
Another way to get known is to frequent forums.
3. Get Known on Forums Where You Can Get Hired
Stay away from writer’s forums. Your fellow writers, charming as they may be, can’t hire you. They may even harm your nascent career if you take their advice too much to heart. You’ll rarely find professional writers on writers’ forums: they’re too busy writing. However, you will find pro writers on forums for business owners, Webmasters and Internet marketers.
Adding a link to your “name” blog in your forum signature is an easy way of getting a link, and getting hired too. Capable freelance writers are in high demand on the Web.
4. Write About Your Favorite Topics (the Ones You Want to Get Hired to Write About)
New blogging writers tend to write about writing: it’s top of mind, and it’s what you know. However, it’s rarely the way to get hired to write.
Write about the topics you want to be hired to write about: parenting, business, technology…
Remember the search engines. Over time, your name should appear somewhere on the first page of the search results whenever someone enters search query terms like “writer”, “freelance” and “your topic.”
For example, if your pet topic is parenting skills for the help www.feed-reader-links.com, your name should appear whenever anyone types “writer parenting” into a search engine query field.
Use these tips to make blogging work for you to build your freelance writing career. There’s never been a better time to be a writer: you can make a great income, thanks to your blogs.

ravi singh
http://www.articlesbase.com/blogging-articles/free-writing-four-tips-to-make-blogging-work-for-you-724798.html

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Posted by mark - April 17, 2011 at 5:41 pm

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast 04 14 11

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast New Orleans weather 10 day forecast

Welcome to the RubyRedRiter New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day! 

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast High /
Low (°F)
Precip. % New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast
Today
Apr 14
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 82°/71° 20 %
Fri
Apr 15
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms / Wind 83°/60° 60 %
Sat
Apr 16
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 77°/57° 0 %
Sun
Apr 17
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 78°/67° 0 %
Mon
Apr 18
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 83°/72° 10 %
Tue
Apr 19
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 85°/72° 10 %
Wed
Apr 20
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 82°/69° 30 %
Thu
Apr 21
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 85°/68° 40 %
Fri
Apr 22
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 84°/68° 60 %
Sat
Apr 23
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 85°/68° 10 %

 

Good Morning NOLA!  It is Thursday and the weekend is almost upon us. Wasn’t it a beautiful day yesterday.  That breeze blowing through the Quarter was perfect. Spring has always been my favorite time to be in the Quarter. It will be sunny this morning but will warm up as the day goes on.The high will be eighty-one degrees today.  But tonights low will only drop into the seventies. It will be a little breezy which is always welcome when the humidity is seventy percent.  The forecast is showing just a few scattered storms this week probably tomorrow on Friday.  It never hurts to keep the umbrella handy. There is still lots going on in the city as usual.   I will  be at the 1850’s House Store sigining books in a couple of weeks. I will let you know exact dates as I get them. So make plans to come out a get your personalized copies of “I Love You Bigger Than The Sky!” and “IF I Were A French Quarter Rat”.  Whatever you decide to do today, enjoy! See y’all in NOLA!

Sharon Denise Talbot

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast 04 06 11

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast New Orleans weather 10 day forecast

Welcome to the RubyRedRiter New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day! 

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast High /
Low (°F)
Precip. % New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast
Today
Apr 06
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 75°/64° 0 %
Thu
Apr 07
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 83°/72° 20 %
Fri
Apr 08
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 85°/70° 20 %
Sat
Apr 09
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 85°/71° 20 %
Sun
Apr 10
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 86°/71° 10 %
Mon
Apr 11
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 84°/63° 30 %
Tue
Apr 12
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 82°/67° 20 %
Wed
Apr 13
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 83°/67° 0 %
Thu
Apr 14
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 82°/60° 60 %
Fri
Apr 15
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered Showers 80°/58° 60 %

 

Good Morning NOLA!   Happy Hump day! today.  Our day started off a little on the cool side but will warm up as the day goes on.The high will be mid-seventies. No chance of the wet stuff until possibly next Monday.  The forecast shows no rain. There will be some clouds but the sun should stay with us through weekend. There will be lots going on as usual.  French Quarter Fest is this weekend so lots of fun stuff going on in the Quarter.  Music, Food, people, what’s not to like. It is the largest free music festival in Louisiana.  All this in a thirteen block area! Grab your friends and family and get down there.  It starts on Thursday.  I will  be at the 1850’s House Store this Sunday sigining books. So make plans to come out a get your personalized copies of “I Love You Bigger Than The Sky!” and “IF I Were A French Quarter Rat”.  Whatever you decide to do today, enjoy! See y’all in NOLA!

Sharon Denise Talbot

Don’ t forget to check back tomorrow for your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast.

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Posted by mark - April 6, 2011 at 10:02 am

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Cyberplex reports Q4 loss near$60M after massive goodwill impairment charge

Cyberplex reports Q4 loss nearM after massive goodwill impairment charge
TORONTO – Online publishing and marketing company Cyberplex Inc. (TSX:CX) reports 2010 fourth-quarter net loss of $ 59.8 million or 45 cents per diluted share, compared with a profit of $ 1.3 million or two cents per share in the comparable 2009 quarter.
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ECJ asked to rule on crucial internet publishing jurisdiction issue
Sports data churner says foreign companies are stealing its stats The Court of Appeal has asked the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to decide whether online publishing takes place where information is hosted or where it is read.… Free Webcast: The workload challenge – Integrating the mainframe into today’s IT
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Posted by mark - April 2, 2011 at 12:03 am

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