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Copyediting vs. Copywriting

If you’ve ever been in the position of finding content for your website, you may have come across these terms: copywriting and copyediting. But like two different colours of playdough, the terms have inevitably been mushed together into a blob of confusion. They’re hard to separate.

Luckily, I’m here to tell you that they are in fact two very separate concepts, and understanding these terms can make all the difference.

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Ask the Intern: Quality Under Control

Quality control website tips

Ask the Intern: Quality Under Control

General, Intern, Marketing

My eyes are glazing over. The light from the dual screens in front of me bores a hole through my retinas to the front of my brain. I bring my hand to my face to wipe a drip of drool forming in the corner of my mouth, as I continue scrolling down the website page to search for any inconsistencies. I inspect the page for clarity, broken links, spelling mistakes. Here I am, wrestling for the first time with nine10’s task of ‘QC’: quality control.

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Nice to Meet You (Sincerely, The Intern)

nine10 Intern

Nice to Meet You (Sincerely, The Intern)

General, Intern, Personal Development

I’m Kendra, the newest member of the nine10 team. This summer I’ll be interning alongside awesome marketing experts, and blogging about my experiences.

I’m a student at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, majoring in Professional Communications. “What does that even mean? Sounds like a cover up for something intense,” you say. Unfortunately, it’s not a secret Alberta combat training program. It means I am learning the skill set of strategic writing, editing, and publishing. I could edit magazines, write technical manuals (my nemesis) or create content for marketing agencies. At nine10 I’ll be writing content for blogs, websites, and occasionally trying my hand at different skills around the agency. In the coming months I’ll be sharing what I learn via the nine10 blog, so make sure you check it out!

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15 Tips for Athletes Using Social Media

15 Tips for Athletes Using Social Media

15 Tips for Athletes Using Social Media

General, Opinion, Social Media

 – The following article was prepared for, and reposted from the AthletesCAN Athlete Handbook – 

My name is Ryan Blais, I am a retired member of the Canadian Freestyle Ski Team; an athlete from the discipline of Aerials. During the ladder years of my career I gained some notoriety from my strategic use of the web and, more specifically, by how I was leveraging social media to share my athletic journey. Although athletes leveraging social media in 2014 is now commonplace, this was certainly not the case back in 2006-2010 when I first started to experiment with these powerful new platforms. At the time, there were very few athletes successfully utilizing these amazingly powerful and accessible new tools.

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Tips for Applying for a Design Job at nine10

We’re always on the lookout for smart, talented designers who have a passion for their craft. We get a wide variety of applications for our design positions, but few of them submit enough information for us to evaluate them as a potential employee. In this article, I’m going to cover some of the things we’re looking for. Hopefully this will help you be more successful at applying here or at any other agency.

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Detailed Official 2013 Election Results for Grande Prairie [INFOGRAPHIC]

The 2013 race for mayor in Grande Prairie was tight and presented a few big surprises. We gathered the voting data from the public and created this infographic detailing the official election results, with detailed breakdowns of votes for each polling station and candidate. Enjoy!

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We’re Moving!

We’re very excited to announce that on September 10, you’ll find us on the 3rd Floor of the Nordic Court Building, located downtown Grande Prairie just above Jeffrey’s Cafe.

We’ll be closed from September 5-9 to give us time to complete our move. You can get the latest details about our new location, address, and other changes at nine10.ca/move.

In addition, we’ve changed our Facebook & Twitter handles to nine10Inc. Connect with us at:

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The Secret Ingredient of the Perfect Marketing System

Google the term “marketing system” and you’ll get over 12 million results that have been updated just in the last 24 hours. There’s a lot of people who consider themselves experts in marketing; companies big and small that offer the ‘perfect marketing system.’

All of them claim their system is the best, and admittedly, they all have their merits. But how do you choose the perfect system for you? Which one is truly the best? How can you ensure your marketing dollars will be spent wisely?

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