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You don’t need a genius-level IQ to be a freelancer or a popular blogger or even run a 6-figure website. The same goes for creative writers. Written a novel lately? Did you win NaNoWriMo and need some practical help?
In fact, lots of well-known bloggers—who make lots and lots of money—don’t always write great articles. Their posts don’t go viral all that often. Maybe even never.
But they do write strong posts and provide valuable content that people love to read and pay for.
Their writing is clear and concise, and it gets right to the point. It grabs your attention. It solves a problem you’re having, or it gives you ideas for making your life or work better or more profitable. It makes you say wow, you’re reading my mind. It makes you laugh or even cry.
How do they do that?
What makes a writer successful?
You might think big bloggers and published writers are special. Gifted. Naturally talented. A Muse sits on their shoulders, or they have the kind of creativity that never seems to burn out. Or maybe it’s the coffee they drink. Whatever it is, you want some. You want the know-how and the confidence that goes along with it.
But here’s the thing.
Behind the magic and the Muse are hardcore writing skills that take a long time to learn.
You don’t hear much about those skills because they’re not very glamorous. But practical writing skills are essential elements in any writer’s or business owner’s toolbox.
It’s the mechanics—sentence structure, grammar, spelling, and punctuation—that form the nuts and bolts of a blog post, landing page, or ebook. It’s the backbone of any writer’s style and the key to compelling writing.
Learn the “mechanics” of good writing, get your confidence on, and get the results you’re dreaming of.
Chances are you’re a blogger or a website owner. You might be a beginning freelance writer, or you’re working on your first novel and establishing an online presence.
How’s that working out for you?
If you want to succeed as a writer—or in any kind of business—you need solid, professional writing skills and the confidence to get results.
Experienced writers know their tools inside and out.
Have you ever seen a blog post get blasted for grammar in the comments? It’s terrible to see the nit-picking over a spelling mistake or punctuation issue, especially when the writer is a guest on the blog and inexperienced.
But that only happens if you’re lucky enough to have readers. When your writing is really bad, nobody reads your blog except your friends. And some of them are just being polite when you ask them what they think.
Great writers and big bloggers don’t necessarily have special gifts or huge vocabularies. But they do have solid writing skills and knowledge that free them to get creative with words—consistently—day after day. That level of skill usually takes years to build, but now you can develop your foundation in a much shorter time than you thought possible.
What if you could be sure your writing is as polished and professional as it can be?
I’m Leah McClellan, and I’m here to tell you I know it’s not easy. With over 15 years of experience as a professional writer and copyeditor, I’ve learned a lot, and my goal is to help other writers, bloggers, and business people just like you.
That’s why I’m offering The Fast Track to Polished Prose. It’s a home-study course designed to give you the skills and the confidence you need to take your writing to the next level.
It can be completed in as little as six weeks. And it’s for anyone, at any level, who wants to become a top-notch writer in almost any niche, business, or situation that requires good writing.
The Fast Track is different from most writing courses.
Most writing courses and workshops focus on the stylistic or developmental aspects of writing. Or they teach certain types of writing like blog posts and copywriting. But The Fast Track shows you how to improve all your writing.
Maybe your guest blog post was rejected. An editor told you to reduce your word count by 20% or “cut the flab.” You’re not getting traffic on your website and you wonder if it’s your writing. Someone said your grammar and punctuation need work, but where? What? How?
Maybe you’re a pretty good writer, and you know your writing can improve but you’re not sure what’s missing. Or maybe English isn’t your native language, and you want to put that final polish on your writing so you’ll sound just like a native speaker.
Beginning writers—or bloggers who don’t think of themselves as writers—find it even more challenging to evaluate their writing. Worse, they don’t think it matters. But it does matter. And evaluating your own writing is exactly what you’ll learn how to do—with the sureness that knowledge brings.
Before I tell you more about the course, though, let me tell you a little bit about me.
I’m a writer and a copyeditor. That means other writers trust me to make the final changes and improvements to their writing. You could say copyeditors are at the top of the food chain—even well-known celebrity authors depend on us.
I’ve helped all kinds of writers: bloggers, small business owners, copywriters, doctors, nurses, CEOs, website developers, novelists—you name it.
I have a BA and MA in English. I’ve taught writing classes at local colleges and tutored for years. I’ve had poetry and non-fiction work published. I’ve been a writer and editor for club and corporate newsletters. I’ve been blogging and guest blogging for over 5 years. And as a senior copyeditor for Gramlee.com, I specialized in doctorate-level research and journal articles.
Leah is insanely committed to the pursuit of perfection. This is what made her stand out in our organization. Her punctuality, dependability, and ability to keep you updated throughout the process are invaluable in today’s fast-moving world.—Rushang Shah, President, Gramlee.com
I’ve worked hard to refine my writing and editing skills. Sure, I went to school to study English and learn how to write. And I’ve always been a solid writer—since middle school.
But no matter how many writing, linguistics, and literature classes I’ve had, it’s just not the same as writing and editing in the real world. It took me years to pick up the tips I know now even after I was getting paid for what I do. And I’m here to share that knowledge with you and get you where you want to be.
With The Fast Track to Polished Prose you’ll get all this and more:
- Six lesson modules that cover everything from that or which and who vs. whom to punctuation, sentence structure, and outlines
- Eleven short ebooks plus over 20 information and tip sheets
- Grammar pre-test and post-test to check your skill levels
- Over 200 self-graded quizzes designed by a well-known expert to practice skills and highlight challenge areas
- Even more quizzes, exercises, and assignments I’ve designed specifically for this course
- Practical experience with revision, editing, and proofreading a practice article
You’ll build, develop, and refine your writing skills from the bottom up.
Leah isn’t just the best editor I’ve worked with, she also has the very unusual ability to explain why each change and rule makes sense.
The Fast Track to Polished Prose is the only course I’ve seen that clearly teaches all the details that take your writing from amateurish and awkward to professional and refined.
—Peter Sandeen, Copywriter, petersandeen.com
You’ll have the key to getting results that matter:
- Respected online resources to access when you need them
- Full explanations of grammatical rules with loads of examples
- Tried and true tips and techniques for editing and proofreading your own writing
- Decreased revision time as your writing improves
- Skills and knowledge to last a lifetime
- Solid confidence in your writing like you’ve never had before
- More freelance work, better website copy, more blog traffic, and more guest blogging opportunities
You’re already writing, so instead of emphasizing what to write, you’ll focus on improving anything you write. Even emails and query letters.
As you build your skills, your writing will improve. As your writing gets better, your confidence grows. With confidence, doors open and opportunities are suddenly within reach.
You’ll even be able to defend your grammar, punctuation, or sentence structure choices by referring to respected authorities. And that’s invaluable, especially if you’re just starting out and a client or reader challenges you. Never again will you say “It just sounds right.” You’ll know exactly why you wrote something the way you did, and you’ll know how, when, and why you can break a rule you’d ordinarily follow.
If you want to learn how to polish what you write, Leah McClellan is the expert to go to. You’ll improve your writing—and enjoy the ride.
—Mary Jaksch, Chief Editor, Write to Done
If you’re not eager to learn and improve your writing, this course might not be right for you.
This is a self-paced course, and you’ll have to do the work and apply yourself. I’m available to answer any questions by email, and I always respond as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours. But you won’t learn just because you bought a writing course and looked it over a few times.
You’ll need to be motivated. You might need to let go of old writing habits. You’ll also need time. Do you have at least a few hours each week?
Leah is not only an amazing editor, but a fantastic person, too. Her customer service is impeccable, which to me is just as important as skill. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone—and I’m lucky to have her on my team.
With her new course, she’s offering the same level of expertise and friendliness to her students that she’s brought to my business as an editor. The course is fantastic, and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Run, don’t walk, to work and learn with Leah! —Neely Raffelini, Owner, Splash Resumes
I loved Leah’s course. English is not my first language, and I loved that the course had lots of quizzes to test your knowledge. My confidence to write and edit my own writing has improved. Leah has been very helpful analyzing my writing and giving suggestions. She was always available to answer any questions and to encourage me to write and write more.
If you want to improve your writing skills, I honestly recommend this course. You will not be disappointed. —Andrea Kalaydjian, Student
Are you ready to write better, build confidence, and get results?
There’s absolutely no risk.
I want you to be thrilled with the writing skills you learn and the improvements you’ll see in your writing. If you’re not completely satisfied within 30 days, just email me: leah [at] simplewriting [dot] org or use the form on my contact page. You’ll get a prompt, cheerful refund of your full purchase price.
If you’re going to succeed as a writer in any kind of business, your writing skills have to match your ambitions. Become the success you’ve dreamed of becoming today.
The Fast Track Basic Level
All 6 modules and corresponding material
All quizzes, exercises, and assignments
All revision checklists
Practice with an actual article
Email access for questions
This course normally sells for $149.00, and it’s been snapped up at $79.00 as well. It’s huge, and it’s valuable. I’m offering this super special deal because I want writers to have it, learn from it, and improve their writing. I live and breathe writing and editing; that’s what I went to college for. But plenty of talented writers—like you—just don’t have that kind of background. You need the knowledge and skills, and I’ve got them. And I want to share. Grab your course now!
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