Welcome back to another hilarious edition of the Gamel Funny Farm blog, where you get to learn all about my quirky family. Below are a collection of random photos, conversations, and unforgettable moments we've had over the last few months. Our boys, Christian (13) and Jackson (8), are witty and have amazing comedic timing. On top of that, my wife, Leslie, and I are 10 percent normal and 90 percent goofy. When you add it all up, you have the Gamel Funny Farm. For everyone's c
It's Best of Denton County time, and your favorite writer and editor at Edit This® would love to earn your nomination for Best Writing & Editing Service and Best Blogger! Here's how you can help (it's super easy and quick): 1. Click these words right here to go to the direct link 2. Fill in your name, email, etc. 3. Choose Writing & Editing Service (you'll choose blogger later) from the drop-down menu. 4. Type Edit This in Denton as the nominee. 5. Click submit. ***PLEASE rep
Let's squeeze in one more quick grammar lesson before the end of the year, shall we? In today's post, I want to talk about writing New Year's or New Years. Which is it, and why? The short answer is that you always write it as New Year's (with the apostrophe). Using an apostrophe 's' shows possession, which is important when you're talking about New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, a New Year's resolution, a New Year's greeting, etc. In all instances, you're referring to something
It would be remiss of us if we didn't thank those of you who have taken the time to post happy reviews about your experiences with our writing and editing services company, Edit This®. There's nothing like word of mouth to make someone a believer, and this is especially helpful for those of you who are still on the fence about whether or not it's time to hire a writer to give your business a voice. We love our customers, and we'd love for you to become one, too! Below are jus
Welcome to a long-overdue edition of the Gamel Funny Farm, where you get to learn all about my quirky family. What you'll find below is a hilarious collection of random conversations and unforgettable moments we've had over the last few months. Our boys, Christian (12) and Jackson (7), are witty and have amazing comedic timing. On top of that, my wife, Leslie, and I are 10 percent normal and 90 percent goofy. When you add it all up, you have the Gamel Funny Farm. For everyone
It's time once again for an Edit This® grammar lesson. Today, we discuss the difference between Break and Brake. Do you know the difference between these homophones? First things first, you may be wondering what a homophone is. Simply put, these are words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Read more of our grammar lessons about homophones here. In the meantime, let's dive in. Break means to pause from a particular activity or event. It can also ref
Edit This®, your source for all things writing and editing related in Denton, TX, is still in the running for this year's Best of Denton County awards. But (cliche alert) we're not out of the woods just yet!
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Never edit your own writing. That's what writers and small-business owners hear all the time. It doesn't matter if it's a press release or a weekly blog post. Always have someone with a fresh perspective give your work a thorough once-over before hitting publish. Not only can they tell you if what you wrote is good or bad, but they can offer advice and help spot that misspelled word, missing comma, etc. But what if having someone edit your writing isn't an option? What if you
Welcome to another Edit This® grammar lesson. In today's blog post, let's discuss the difference between Fair and Fare. Do you know when to use each one? Most of you might be saying, "Why, yes, I do!" But for others, it's not that easy. These are perfect examples of homophones – words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings – and they trip more people up than you think. But don't worry, as we are here to clear up the confusion. Fair is the one option out
I have every intention of taking tomorrow off since it is the Fourth of July. But I wanted to get out at least one blog post before the festivities get underway. Nothing too educational – just a few funny GIFs about writing, editing, and grammar. Enjoy! And, of course, have a safe and fun July 4th with your friends and family. Call Edit This in Denton, TX for all your writing and editing needs Business owners want to communicate with clients, spark engagement, and build trust
I am incredibly proud of my company blog and what it has become. But there was a time when I was embarrassed by it. That's right – I hated my own blog. It was 2016, and not only was I not posting enough, but the content wasn't providing value. It didn't have the traits of a great company blog, though I justified my crappy version by saying I was too busy making my clients' blogs perform beyond expectations. "If I do well with my clients' blogs, I don't need to worry about my
I posed these two questions on social media last week: What's the one obstacle keeping you from writing? And ... If you faced a writing obstacle but overcame it, how did you do it? Thanks to your responses – along with taking into consideration challenges I have faced countless times as a writer – here's a list of obstacles we all seem to face the most (in no particular order): * Time * Procrastination * Perfectionism * Fear or Anxiety * Self-doubt/Lack of confidence * Hatred
It's Best of Denton County time, and your friends at Edit This® would love to earn your nomination for Best Writing & Editing Service and Best Blogger in this year's contest! Here's how you can help (it's super easy and quick): 1. Click here for the BODC Specialty Services page 2. Fill in your name, email, etc. 3. Choose Writing & Editing Service from the drop-down menu 4. Type Edit This as the nominee and Denton for the city 5. Click submit ***PLEASE repeat this process agai
It's time once again for an Edit This® grammar lesson. Today, we discuss the difference between Dual and Duel because, to be completely honest, these homophones trip me up from time to time. Do you know the difference? First things first, you may be wondering what a homophone is. Simply put, these are words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Read more of our grammar lessons about homophones here. In the meantime, let's dive in. When we use dual in
One of my favorite things to do in my free time as a professional writer at Edit This® is to chronicle the time I spend with my family, especially my boys. Take my oldest, for example. Christian has always had an intense love for baseball, and I’ve always done my best to be there for him and teach him as much as I can.
In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, I came across the piece below while looking through a few older columns I wrote for Murray Media Group. I wrote this not
As your friendly, neighborhood writer and editor at Edit This®, I believe every small-business owner needs to produce content that is not only value-added but is also authentic and helps them stand out.
After all, the last thing you want is to sound like everyone else.
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Welcome to another Edit This® grammar lesson. In today's blog post, we will discuss the difference between Altar and Alter. Do you know the difference? These are perfect examples of homophones – words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings – and they tend to trip a lot of people up. But don't worry, as we are here to clear up the confusion. So let's dive in, shall we? When we say altar, we are referring to the elevated table or structure used as a cente
If you need someone to write content from scratch or put a better spin on what you've already written, Edit This® is the writing and editing partner you choose every time. From blogs to website copy, newsletters, press releases, and everything in between, Edit This strives to be all things to all people, and we've spent a great deal of time discussing that and so much more in our library of blog posts. But have we told you everything? Here are 5 facts you might not know about
If you had to pick one grammar mistake that drives you up the wall when you see it, what would it be? I'll give you a few minutes to decide, but I already know what mine is. For me, it's when people misuse your and you're. Honestly, there isn't a day that goes by where I don't see someone confuse the two in a business document, blog, website page, text message, social media post, etc. Case in point, just before I typed this sentence, a good friend of mine who shall remain nam
Adding more oomph to your website with engaging and informational copy (the text on each web page) is more critical than ever. Not only does compelling website copywriting highlight your products and services, but it also: * Convinces visitors to choose you * Establishes you as an authority * Shows your company's personality * Defines your company's "why" * Improves your search rankings Like I've said before, ignoring copywriting on an otherwise fantastic and visually pleasin