Author: Colin Valentine

How to cite statistics in an op-ed

An op-ed writer should always strive to substantiate his opinions with facts. If any of those facts aren't immediately obvious or widely known, the writer should generally cite his source. There are two ways to do so. A writer can introduce the fact first, and...

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The Trump guide to query writing

Love him or hate him, Donald J. Trump is arguably the world's best query writer. With every Tweetstorm, he captivates the media's attention. That's exactly what a query -- the short "elevator pitch" sent to convince an editor to publish an oped -- should do. Here's...

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Stop writing like a child

When I was six years old, I tended to ramble in my speech. Like other kids my age, I had no conception of which details were vital and which weren't. So if you asked me to summarize my day, I'd spend 5 minutes reciting my...

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Are we experts in all subjects?

On a daily basis, we write across a range of subjects, from healthcare to defense to fashion. Are we experts in all these areas? Of course not. So how can we write persuasively about such varied topics? It's simple. Our role at Keybridge isn't to...

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