Common writing pitfalls: my post on PR Newswire's Beyond PR blog


The PR Newswire Catch of the Month board. My post at PR Newswire's Beyond PR blog looks at the most common errors we caught in 2010. (photo from

If you follow me on Twitter (@ADHicken for those who don’t), you’ll see from my bio that when I’m not blogging on Clue Into Cleveland, I’m working downtown as a Senior Editor at PR Newswire.

PR Newswire is the global leader of marketing and communications solutions that enable organizations to distribute multimedia content across traditional, digital, social and mobile channels.  As a Senior Editor, I’m part of a global Editorial team who proofreads, edits, and formats news releases for our members. Needless to say, my love of grammar and the English language has definitely come in handy over the last four and a half years I’ve worked here.

What does this have to do with Clue Into Cleveland? Not much. However, on occasion I contribute to blogs outside of my own and like sharing those links with you. This week, I wrote a blog post for PR Newswire’s Beyond PR blog called Avoid Common Press Release Pitfalls: Advice from our Eagle-Eyed Editors.

This post outlines four of the more common mistakes our editors catch in news releases and provides tips on how to prevent them from happening in your own writing. If you are involved in any sort of writing or blogging – regardless of whether it’s in public relations or marketing, I hope you find it helpful. While you’re there, feel free to peruse the rest of Beyond PR.  Voices from across PR Newswire discuss a variety of communications topics, focusing primarily – but not solely – on public relations, investor relations, social media, SEO, content marketing and corporate social responsibility.

Enjoy! If you have any comments or feedback on my Beyond PR blog post, I’d love to hear from you.

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