Should You Write About Losing?

You spent a week of long nights preparing for trial. You had everything ready — witnesses prepped, exhibits labelled, issues briefed. But at the end of the day, the verdict came in for the other side. Now what happens to that great idea you had about writing a blog post announcing your victory? Should you write about losing? Continue reading

Tone and Profiles: Who Do You Want to Be Online?

As professionals, our reputation and image are important parts of recruiting the kind of clients we want. Find out how the tone of your website and blog, together with your online profile can create an image of who you may, or may not, want to be online. Continue reading

Legal Linguist Joins the PatchWork Collective Coworking Space in Ferndale, Michigan

Writing can be a lonely profession. While some of the best writing happens behind closed doors, some of the best thinking happens collectively. That’s why I am excited to announce that Legal Linguist is joining the PatchWork Collective, a drop-in coworking space in Ferndale, Michigan. Continue reading

Make the Most of Your Contact Page

There’s a lot to think about when you are building a new website. With all the design choices, content to write – and don’t forget about the photography and the stock images – it can be easy to overlook the contact page. Don’t. Instead, use it as a tool to make communications quick and painless for your potential clients. Continue reading

5 Writing Strategies to Beat the Blank Page

The blank page is the bane of all writers. We all struggle to find ways to make the cursor stop being disappointed in us and actually get writing. It is blinking at us, after all. The good news is there are a variety of writing strategies that can get you past writer’s block and on to a complete first draft. The trick is to find the one that works for you. Continue reading

When, How, and Why to Send Out Your Press Release

Small business owners love to see their names in the papers – physically or online. But getting noticed by journalists doesn’t usually happen by accident. A well-written, and timed, press release can be the difference between obscurity and marketing success. Continue reading

5 Steps Toward Building Your Niche Practice

It’s hard to stand out when everyone around you does what you do. For a growing number of lawyers, the answer to increased competition has been establishing a niche practice. But you can’t just hang out a shingle and expect the work to roll in. Building your niche practice takes time, and intentional work. Continue reading

Sorry, You Can’t Use that Cool Picture You Found Online

When you are blogging online, a picture can bring the topic home and connect with readers intellectually or emotionally, not to mention improving your social media reach. But you can’t use just any picture you found online. Find out why it is important to use stock imagery and give attribution if you want to use a photo online. Continue reading