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  • A step-by-step guide to better sentence length

    A step-by-step guide to better sentence length

    Reading time: Just over 4 minutes Is your writing filled with long, winding sentences? Here’s a guide to achieving better sentence length…. When I talk about sentence length at workshops, people sometimes object to my advocacy for short sentences. “I …READ MORE
  • Passive voice vs. word choice

    Passive voice vs. word choice

    Reading time: Less than 2 minutes This is my weekly installment of “writing about writing,” in which I scan the world to find websites, books and articles to help other writers. Today I discuss an article from the Economist on …READ MORE
  • What’s an escutcheon?

    What’s an escutcheon?

    Reading time: Less than 1 minute Increase your vocabulary and you’ll make your writing much more precise. That’s why I provide a word of the week. Today’s word: escutcheon…. I …READ MORE
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founder of four startups relating to coaching, careers and education

Daphne, your post got more than 600 likes on Facebook.
Thanks so much for writing something people care this much about.

Penelope Trunk


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founder of Action Marketing, a service that turns independent professionals
into confident marketers

What I got with Daphne was more than an editor,
but a partner in making my book the best it could be.
I’ll be referring her to many clients.

Robert Middleton


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Associate Director, International Student Development, University of British Columbia

On my second attempt at submitting my thesis, my supervisor recommended that I look for a writing coach. I found Daphne. My thesis is finished, and I now function in my writing life and my work life in completely different ways. Daphne helped me identify the challenges that were keeping me from achieving my goals.

Michelle Suderman, EdD


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