Fifteen years of Dossier Communications

Once upon a time, I quit a bad job. I was also moving, so I decided to take a few weeks to get sorted before searching for another Job-Job. I just assumed I’d spend my career working for someone else, in an office at a desk, Monday to Friday nine to five. But then former Read more about Fifteen years of Dossier Communications[…]

Social media as a marketing tool

Recently I had the pleasure of presenting to the Ottawa chapter of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) with Alison Larabie Chase. (Thanks to Marilyn Brophy with Heart and Home Staging for the invitation!) We discussed social media, both as a marketing tool in general (my part) and blogging in particular (watch for Alison’s upcoming Read more about Social media as a marketing tool[…]

Why punctuation matters

Your audience cares about punctuation, even if they don’t know it. Imagine you’re driving down a road, trying to get to your destination as quickly as possible. Suddenly there’s a speed bump, followed by some litter in the middle of the street. Then you see a sign that sends you in a completely different direction. Read more about Why punctuation matters[…]

Webinars, brand plans, blogs & more: The other side of Dossier

I’m pretty excited about a few things I’m working on. In May I’m presenting a two-part webinar called Starting a Freelance Editing and Writing Career. It’s based on a seminar I’ve given for years and I’m really looking forward to meeting a new batch of word nerd entrepreneurs. In part one we’ll cover Getting Started: Read more about Webinars, brand plans, blogs & more: The other side of Dossier[…]

Time is pie — is your project slice big enough?

One of the biggest problems I see with projects is time – people make the mistake of not giving each step enough time to be done well. Often there is a set date, such an event, for which a publication has to be produced. Imagine there’s a trade show you need a brochure for, a Read more about Time is pie — is your project slice big enough?[…]