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Now, 2 children, 2 dogs, 50 employees, 4 stores, and 2 catering venues later, she still dedicates 6 days a week to fulfilling that dream. Next up — The Granola Bar of Stamford — a smaller to-go concept. She also has an extensive background on TV and serves as the spokesperson for a diabetes campaign for Merck. An absolutely prolific reference book for the aspiring chef, this cookbook covers techniques and recipes by the renowned Institute.
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Unfortunately, the vast majority of them are geared to the mindless drone who thinks pepper is spicy, and spray cheese is edible. Far too often do cook books cater to the mass population. However, if you look at food as art, appreciate fine dining and respect the appeal of family-style meals elevated than hopefully at least one of the books mentioned above will be enjoyed by you. Between them there is a lot of Michel Roux and Gordon Ramsay at the moment.
Too much gastro-porn in this list. Why this one? No quantities! Just ingredients! Fisher, Elizabeth David, and Jane Grigson. No recipes, just his experiences at restaurants. Escoffier 2nd Edn was the first cookbook I ever bought.
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He would edit his first draft four or five times before showing it to a client, who would inevitably change it again. Without clarity your copy is shot. Overwriting is a symptom of under thinking. Good copy is damn hard to write. When you overstate or exaggerate your claims with things like trumped-up testimonials , you risk losing the trust of your audience. An understated promise often does a better job of capturing reader attention than screaming hype does.
If a product sings when used correctly, but sinks if used improperly, then it is guilty of being both a songstress and an anchor, and this is very distracting. Let me reiterate that rules are meant to be broken, and I am as guilty as anyone.
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As always, useful and actionable. The social web needs more people like you, and more than just copyblogger. Thank you! I like to read things out loud to myself. You catch a lot of mistakes that way. I thought it was just my own problem… Thanks! Good point Nick, I always read things loud to myself whenever I can.
I think most copywriters coming from an academic background quickly learn the lesson of simplifying. But a satisfying word that suits the curious hunger of a reader is what makes both literature and copywriting work. Sometimes we need a match, sometimes a torch. Knowing the difference is always a challenge. To add from our friend Mr. This is ever the challenge for writers who are both selling soap and selling themselves.
Ten years of selling products on live TV taught me a lot about the power of words. But every product requires a slightly different language. When I shared an aspirational jewelry line, my choice of words differed from when I sold novelties and toys. I think a sense of humor is key. Your job is to connect with your audience and more than that, to inspire them.
Love this blog, so glad I found it! As a copywriter you need a sense of humor to stay sane, for sure. Very useful and practical rules that anyone writing copy for the Internet should follow. Like just taking a walk, for instance. Me too! I always plan to have the draft finished at least the day before I send it in, so I can do my editing and proofreading with some distance from the writing.
Ironically given the emphasis on using fewer words, I think this piece would have been stronger had everything before the numbered list been dropped. It seemed to take a long time to get to the point! Read me. Love it Tom, thanks for all of your great work. Try testing it. But play around with it in your own sales copy and see … rules of thumb are just starting points. The post has made me wonder if I tend to overuse adjectives in my copy.