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Hashtag Hubbub – The Purpose of a Hashtag

Hashtags. Twitter has used them for quite some time, and now that Facebook has incorporated them, I have many clients asking, “What is a hashtag? Why should I care?” What is a Hashtag? A hashtag is the number symbol (#) followed by a word or series of words specific to a topic (#hashtag). They are … Continue reading

Client Industry Profile – Business Aviation

I was recently out of town for an industry tradeshow, supporting my clients with press release work and handling some social media for them on the show floor. While tradeshows can be exhausting, they can also be exhilarating. There is always buzz about new business taking place, new products being launched, and people coming together … Continue reading

Breathe vs Breath…make it simple

People often struggle when choosing whether to use “breathe” or “breath” in a sentence. The difference between these two words is that “breathe” is a verb (to do something) and “breath” is a noun (can be counted). The easiest way to make it a simple choice is to just say it out loud. If you … Continue reading

A Perspective Break

Taking a break can be a good thing, as it can give you distance and perspective, which is important in any business. While we didn’t plan to take a break for almost two years, sometimes you can’t always control the plan. The good news is, our break is over, and it’s time to get back … Continue reading

Lightening vs Lightning…which light is right

Some quick comments on choosing the right “lightening” or “lightning” for your sentence. Continue reading

Dependent and Independent Clauses…the difference

This topic is in response to the post calling for requests. There are various types of clauses in the English language, but two of the most confusing are dependent and independent clauses. To tell the difference between the two, remember the following: If it can stand by itself as a sentence, it is an independent … Continue reading

Lose vs Loose…Getting the right meaning

When choosing between “lose” and “loose” in content, it’s critical to use the one that fits your meaning. Lose means to be without something.  If you can substitute “win” or “gain” and the sentence still makes sense, use “lose”. Example:  If I don’t have a competitive quote, I will lose this account. (“win” or “gain” … Continue reading

Temporary hiatus…

Sorry for the delay on recent updates.  I do plan to continue this blog, bringing real-life grammar and spelling tips to everyone.  Plus, I plan to expand this blog to include other commentary related to writing in all of its various forms. Please bear with me during this transition phase. Best regards, Jill Want to … Continue reading

Looking for Requests

Do you need an easy way to remember that elusive grammar rule or how to spell a certain word? Drop me a comment to let me know, and I’ll do my best to help you solve it! Jill Heiste Communications …delivering the power of words

Quick note: Spelling “visibility”

An easy way to remember there is not an “a” in “visibility” is to focus on the letter “i”. The eyes (“i“s) have full visibility. Jill Visit Heiste Communications online

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