Posts tagged ‘web-awesome’

August 17, 2011

Edit the world …

… let them know what grammar is. (With apologies to Bob Geldof/Midge Ure.)

So, in my quest to eradicate incomprehensible writing everywhere, I’ve signed up as a volunteer editor on Kibin. People submit all manner of files that need a quick read and using a somewhat coarse interface, editors mark up the text and submit it back with some comments to the author. It’s not a money maker … though I suppose there is some potential to eventually underwrite a grande latte at Starbucks, but that’s certainly not why I do it.

I’ve edited what was probably a 12-year-old’s project on the events leading up to Bastille day, a cover letter to a prospective employer, and a marketing pitch for a videographer … all horrendously written (well, the cover letter wasn’t too bad) and I gotta say, it’s a great feeling to absolutely know without a shred of doubt that someone somewhere will encounter a written document that isn’t a complete assault on their sensibilities. Because an editor stepped in and wrestled that hot mess into coherency. And that editor was me. And it could be you. Give it a try if you’re so inclined. It’s a spare time, just for fun kind of thing to do while you help make the written world a better place! : )

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August 3, 2011

Sweet: Onepager

It doesn’t get much easier than this. A simple (and free!) interactive app to create a hosted one-page website, step-by-step. It’s so easy, virtually anyone can use it. Don’t believe me? See for yourself. (Click photo.)

Onepager provides quick and easy set-up for a business (or person) who wants to be found; it’s like creating an informative bookmark on the web, just for you. Minimum interactivity, sure, but it gets you in the game and lets people know what you’re about and how to contact you for some real life products or service. Presto!

Disclosure: I’ve got no stake in this but I am a big fan of little apps that are 1. free and 2. make things that were formerly complicated,  simple and easy. Onepage fits the bill! I can think of a bunch of my friends who enjoy oddball hobbies, coach amateur sports teams, or have upcoming events that could use a service like this. Can’t you?

Thanks to BusinessInsiderSAI for tweeting this out!

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