None of us are perfect and as many times as I proofread a post, I still find things later on I missed, but I'm talking about bigger challenges with people not being able to even understand what you wrote.
In a quest to find a resource for you I found a terrific site, Daily Writing Tips at http://dailywritingtips.com. Seriously, you can be creating the finest images of your life, but how sad if you can’t write a brochure or press release about your work.
For those of you who would argue with me right now and say you don’t have the time, then at least consider a few of the following tips:
· Proof read everything you write out loud
· Have somebody else read what you wrote. Let your spouse read everything and ask her/him the same question every time, “What did I just say?” At least then you’ll know if you were able to successfully convey your message.
· Use spell check, but remember, spell check won’t pick up the wrong word, spelled correctly.
· If what you’re writing is extremely important, then hold it for a day and read it again when you’re fresh, 24 hours later. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I miss something and then catch it a day later.
· Take a break now and then – not a coffee break, but a paragraph break! Start a new paragraph when you start a new topic, if you jump to a new place or time, when somebody else is being quoted or maybe just to add a little drama.
The bottom line is easy to figure out. Being a photographer isn’t just about creativity, it’s about communication and you’ve got to be able to communicate with the public. Often a client’s first impression of you will be something you’ve written leading up to your galleries or a story on your blog.
And from Richard Peck:
"Writing is communication, not self-expression. Nobody in this world wants to read your diary except your mother."
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