Helen’s Business Writing Blog

Writing tips, practical pointers and a dash of website wisdom for those tasked with producing website content, blog posts, white papers and more for their company.

Helen McCrone, Freelance Copywriter

How to Market Your White Paper – 16 Promotional Tactics that Guarantee Success
Not all white papers meet expectations. Often it's down to poor marketing. Make a success of your next white paper with these proven promotional tactics.
Every Good Blog Post Needs These 9 Things
Writing your blog post is only half the job. Before you press that 'publish' button, you need to ask yourself these nine questions.
7 Compelling Reasons to Publish a White Paper
B2B buyers have relied on white papers for decades to help them make high-ticket purchase decisions. Quite right, too. But there are many more great reasons for developing a white paper.
Don’t use these 8 words on your About Us page
Finding the right words to describe your business culture and values can be tricky. How do you differentiate yourself from your competitors? A good place to start is knowing which words you shouldn't be using...
How Good is Your Grammar?
Celebrate National Grammar Day by testing your knowledge with this short quiz. Discover if you're a grammar swot or a grammar dunce.
How to make time for your business blog (10 simple ways)
Thinking about starting a blog for your business website? Not convinced the benefits will outweigh the time needed to update it regularly? Here are seven great reasons to get that business blog up and running.
Why Should You Blog for Your Business?
Thinking about starting a blog for your business website? Not convinced the benefits will outweigh the time needed to update it regularly? Here are seven great reasons to get that business blog up and running.
Will Customers Punish You for Bad Grammar?
What do you do when you get an email or see a website that contains errors? More importantly, what do your potential customers do if they spot your grammar mistakes? You could be in for a shock.
Boost Your Website’s Ranking with the Right Copywriter
Fed up with your website never making it to page one or even two of Google’s search results? The good news is that a copywriter can help your website become more visible. But not all copywriters are made equal.

The Sure-fire Approach to Making Website Visitors Happy
Does your website delight visitors by immediately serving their purpose? Or does it make them leave within seconds because it doesn't give them what they want or need?

How to Reply to a Complaint Letter with Panache
How do you react when you get a complaint? Do you squirm or do you get indignant? Either way, you’ve got to suck it up and compose a reply. But where do you start?

How to Write Emails Like a Pro (6 Easy Ways)
Exasperated by the disorganized, long-winded emails you get from clients and colleagues? Don't know what your action point is? Show them how to write truly professional emails that ensure your message is received loud and clear with these six handy tips.

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