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copywritingThere are numerous ways you can “edit” your writing by yourself, although you’ll find that in the end the editing support of an “outsider” will by far be the best solution.


When you have your “work” ready for edit, one solution you can try on your own to check for misplaced words and awkward sentences is to listen to what you’ve written.


In short, read your content out loud.


And take the time to really listen to what you’re saying.


Sometimes, even reading the work backwards helps errant strings of words and sentences to stand out.


For more information on testing your work, take a look at Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing, by Clair Kehrwalk Cook. It includes over 700 examples of editing techniques, grammar, and usage to help you with your writing efforts.


Jewels of Life: Believe, Dream, Righting Your Writing, Tips and Tricks, Writing, Working with a VA




2013-banner3 The Steering Committee of the Online International Virtual Assistants Convention (OIVAC) is now accepting applications for Speakers for this year’s 8th Annual OIVAC Convention, which will be held this year May 16-18.


Tickets for the “early birds” are on sale now, and Speaker Applications for individuals interested in sharing and showcasing their knowledge, experience and expertise are also “live”.

To view a list of track topics that are being proposed, take a click here.


While the topic lineup is not yet in place, as applications for speakers are just now being accepted, the OIVAC does propose a “three track” system for this year’s events:


Track 1: Mew VA Business Startup, Virtual Assistance Basics” (for individuals investigating, launching or in business for 1-3 years)


Track 2: “Taking Your Business to the Next Level” (for VAs who have more than 3 years’ experience, have built a solid foundation and are ready to move to a higher level).


Track 3: “Social Media & Technology Track” (Technologies, social media platforms and best practices to enhance communication, outreach modalities and results).


Stop over to OIVAC now and get your application to register as a speaker. While you’re at it, get in on the Early Bird pricing. Prices so low you won’t see them again after March 31!


Jewels of Life: Believe, Dream, Internet Marketing, Tips and Tricks, Working with a VA



OIVAC Convention is getting closer

Author: Karen McGreevey

It won’t be long now, and we’ll be sitting in on the OIVAC’s 7th Annual Convention–May 17-19.


Lots of speakers, networking and plenty of events to keep your mind occupied and you on your toes with all that learning; over three days and numerous time zones.


Special Mother’s Day pricing for the entire event begins Mother’s Day. Come join us.


Jewels of Life: Believe, Dream, OIVAC, Working with a VA




Author: Karen McGreevey

We’re coming into the “home stretch” now as it won’t be long before the Online International Virtual Assistant Convention (OIVAC) will once again be in full swing.


In fact, it’s May 17-19.


It’s not too late to register and to get in on all the upcoming activities.


We look forward to seeing you there.


Jewels of Life: Believe, Dream, Internet Marketing, Resources



Maximize Your Brain

Author: Karen McGreevey


In this video above, Jo Saunders interviews OIVAC 2012 presenter Diana Pettie about her scheduled presentation “Understand & Maximize Your Brain for Performance”, for the OIVAC, Saturday, May 19, 11 p.m. EDT.


Ms. Pettie will share ways to increase ability to make choices, think clearer and improve productivity.


The times and days for rest of the OIVAC schedule are located here.


Jewels of Life: Believe, Dream, Internet Marketing, Resources



Admin Professionals Week

Author: Karen McGreevey

Get ready, Folks,


Next week is Administrative Professionals Week (April 22-28), and there will be lots of celebrating.


In fact, the Online International Virtual Assistants Convention (OIVAC) is holding an essay contest and special pricing registration for its May 17-19 Convention.


So if you want to attend this year’s OIVAC and save money in the process, enter the contest now. Or, if you choose to not enter the contest, you can still save $$$ during Admin Professionals Week.


Check out the OIVAC for all the details.


Jewels of Life: Believe, Dream, Internet Marketing, Resources



Not too long ago a lot of us moved our clocks forward, as “Daylight Saving Time” kicked in; we now “gain another hour of daylight” in the evening. That was “our national special” for late spring/summer and into early fall!


Some of you around the world, though, might not have the opportunity to “gain” such an hour, so we at the OIVAC have something for you that’s even better because it “hits you in your pocketbook or wallet”.


At the present time, the OIVAC, which takes place this year from May 17-19, is running a St. Patrick’s Day Special Event price for anyone who registers for OIVAC sessions and presentations between March 17 and March 24. Read the rest of this entry »


The Online International Virtual Assistants Convention (OIVAC) has been running a “Leap Year” Event Pricing Special since February 29.


The “special” is effective until March 10.


Unfortunately, because of “technical difficulties” (also known as a hacker), the OIVAC was not “open for business” to accept registrations until late the evening of February 29. Thus, the usual promotional email blasts were delayed.


However, all is fixed now so if you’ve been thinking about registering for the OIVAC May 17-19 Convention, now is the time to get your name in.


The Convention planners have a terrific lineup for this year’s sessions.


So drop on by now to see what’s in store.


Jewels of Life: Believe, Dream, Internet Marketing, Resources



Gearing Up for the OIVAC Convention

Author: Karen McGreevey

It’s that time of year again when the Online International Virtual Assistants Convention (OIVAC) people start gearing up for this year’s activities!


As in years past, the OIVAC will have topics and speakers for “all walks” of your VA life.


From “beginners to seasoned”, look for activities throughout the three days to suit your specific needs.


And if you don’t see something scheduled that interests you, contact us so we can see about getting it on the schedule.


This year’s OIVAC is May 17-19, with a lead-in from the 2nd Annual Virtual Assistants (VA) Week.


We’re looking forward to having you join in on the activities.


Check out OIVAC for all the details, and to get your name on the registration list.


Jewels of Life: Believe, Tips and Tricks, Working with a VA, Righting Your Writing, Writing



TweetChat with OIVAC – May 12

Author: Karen McGreevey

The Online International Virtual Assistants Convention is holding a TweetChat on Thursday, May 12, at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.


So if you’re on Twitter, feel free to watch for the Tweets that come across the ‘net’. Or, to join in on the actual Tweetchat!


It promises to be a really fun and informative event–leading up to the Global Virtual Assistants Week (next week, May 16 – May 21), and will be topped off by the Online International Virtual Assistants Convention, May 19-21.


Jewels of Life: Internet Marketing, Tips and Tricks, Working with a VA, Righting Your Writing, Writing



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