Sabrina Taylor, Author at Craft Your Content

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What I’ve Learned About My Writing While Working with an Editor

The wise and wonderful Elisa asked if I would be comfortable sharing my experiences of having the Craft Your Content team edit my writing. It never dawned on me how personal the experience would be, so I immediately said yes.

As I read through past drafts, I see now how much I have learned. Though quite a bit of it has to do with a mastery (or slight lack thereof) of the English language, much of it has to do with myself personally.

I wanted to share my experience because, more and more often, I see my own clients letting the fear of an editor’s negative feedback take over, and it prevents them from producing a higher level of content. It’s like they dial it in with their simplest writing to avoid any potential questions or edits.Continue reading

How Overusing Exclamation Points Gives English Grammar the Middle Finger

From an early age I took a shining to the French language. It was new and exciting, and when my older sister started learning it in elementary school, I followed along with her lessons. By the time I was old enough to start taking classes in school, I already understood most of the words and sentence structures.

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Permission Asks

Get Rid of “Is It Possible” and Other Unnecessary Permission Asks

I was writing an email the other day and having difficulty putting into words exactly what I wanted to say. Does that ever happen to you?

I wanted to make a strong, clear point, but I also didn’t want to offend the receiver. So I found myself typing out phrases like “I just feel like…” and “don’t be offended, but…” in every paragraph.

When I completed my email I gave it a final readthrough, and needless to say, it was not my best literary work of art.Continue reading

Done Is Better Than Perfect – Except When It Comes To Content

Over the last several years, my social newsfeeds have been overtaken by memes and motivational quotes. I blame the lifestyle entrepreneur crowd. They seem to spend more time Instagram’ing how much they hustle instead of actually hustling. But hey – who am I to judge?

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good meme or cheeky quote. What I can’t quite wrap my head around is one particular phrase that entrepreneurs, business owners, and writers alike have been standing behind:
“Done is better than perfect.”

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