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About Administrator

Ron was an award-winning newspaper journalist during his 25-year career. He worked for community and business publications, including Business First of Louisville. Ron has written more than 5,000 articles for newspapers and magazines. He has ghost-written books and articles for business professionals. Ron has worked as a freelance writer, writing coach and media consultant for the past 13 years. His clients have included corporate and non-profit organizations.

Job seekers: Beware of those pesky typos!

By Ron Cooper The Word Doctor First impressions become lasting impressions when an employer receives a grammatically incorrect résumé. In a poor economy, you need every edge you can muster to stay competitive in the job market. Misspellings and incorrect … Continue reading

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Fellow writers: We can learn from others’ mistakes!

By Ron Cooper The Word Doctor Doctors love to scribble into their charts. Patients trust the information to be accurate. But what about clear and grammatically correct? Here are some notes from medical charts. They’re funny, but on the serious … Continue reading

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3 tips to launch a Facebook fan page the right way!

By Ron Cooper The Word Doctor Jumped on the bandwagon with a Facebook fan page? It’s never too late to use this social media tool to promote your business or organization, one “like” at a time. A Facebook fan page … Continue reading

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Website copy—keep it fresh and grammatically correct!

By Ron Cooper The Word Doctor Looked at your website lately? You might be surprised at what you find. Misspellings, incorrect word usage and grammatical errors are common on even the best websites. In my last post, I cited a … Continue reading

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Typos cause a loss in credibility—and business!

By Ron Cooper The Word Doctor I always get a kick out of reading resume bloopers. It’s amazing how many goof-ups are made when people apply for work. It’s a goldmine for good belly laughs. Here are five resume examples … Continue reading

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Jack ‘n Jill: Nursery rhyme teaches simpler writing

By Ron Cooper The Word Doctor “Jack, accompanied by Jill, ascended the topographical increase in altitude. Jack became overbalanced and succumbed to the laws of Newtonian physics, incurring severe cerebral trauma. “Jill likewise descended the topographical phenomenon in a most … Continue reading

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Watch for homophones: Words that sound alike, but are vastly different

By Ron Cooper The Word Doctor Its a crying shame how often writers use the wrong word! Oops, I just used “its” instead of the correct word, “it’s.” I’m just trying to see if you are paying attention! Homophones such … Continue reading

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Writing clearly: Learn from folks who have messed up!

By Ron Cooper The Word Doctor How do you write more clearly? One great way is to study others’ writing—especially those who goof up. Want to laugh it up and learn? Keep reading! Ever had an auto accident? You file … Continue reading

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You can love Yogi Berra, but don’t write like he talks!

By Ron Cooper The Word Doctor Yogi Berra is as much a national treasure for his verbal gaffes as he is for his storied baseball career. “We made too many wrong mistakes,” the great Yankees catcher said in his trademark … Continue reading

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Let’s play around with the language—just for fun!

By Ron Cooper The Word Doctor You don’t need to be a wordsmith to love word play. Every year, the Washington Post asks its readers to redefine words to comic effect. The newspaper’s word-repurposing contest generates some doozies. Let your … Continue reading

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