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Comprehensive List of Relevant Copywriting Resources

Discussion in 'Copywriting' started by Alex Toll, Apr 23, 2014.

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    Here are some of the writing/copywriting resources, which I stumbled upon lately.

    Some of these are old and some of them are fresh and new. I just wanted to share, since all of these helped in one way or another.
    SEMrush
    The list (sorry, the browser is being all glitchy today - no hyperlinks)

    • The Periodic Table of Storytelling: http://designthroughstorytelling.net/periodic/
    • 75 Bite-Sized Tips to Make You a Copywriting Badass: http://www.creative-copywriter.net/copywriting-tips-2/bitesized-copywriting-tips
    • The 7-Point Checklist for Powerful Landing Page Copy: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/31704/The-7-Point-Checklist-for-Powerful-Landing-Page-Copy.aspx
    • The 87-Point Sales Page Checklist: http://copyhackers.com/downloads/worksheets/The-Copy-Hackers-87-Point-Sales-Page-Checklist.pdf
    • Customer Focus Calculator: http://www.futurenowinc.com/wewe.htm
    • 101 Copywriting Do's and Don't's: http://copyhackers.com/downloads/worksheets/Copy-Hackers-101-Copywriting-Dos-and-Don%27ts.pdf
    • Personality 101: http://www.grokdotcom.com/personalitytypes.htm
    • The Carlin Ad-Speak Calculator: http://www.marketingbeyondadvertising.com/2010/05/the-carlin-ad-speak-calculator-how-well-does-your-copy-stack-up/
    • Headline Cheat Sheet: http://copyhackers.com/downloads/pay-with-a-tweet/HEADLINE-CHEAT-SHEET.pdf
    • 20 Convincing Copy Example: http://designshack.net/articles/inspiration/20-websites-with-carefully-crafted-and-convincing-copy
    • The writing tips your English teacher forgot to give you... (May 2004): http://www.etrobbins.com/newsletters/etr_may04.htm
    • Top 10 Writing Blogs: http://researchwritingcenter.com/blog/2014/01/21/top-10-best-blogs-for-writers-to-read-and-succeed-in-2014/
    • 12 Writing Exercises That Will Transform Your Copy Today: http://www.copyblogger.com/writing-exercises/
    • 8 Simple Online Copywriting Case Studies with Examples from Real A/B Tests: http://contentverve.com/online-copywriting-case-studies-with-examples/
    Feel free to add more and I will update this list. This is just some of the stuff that I found in my recent browsing history. I'm sure you have something similar to share.
     
    Alex Toll, Apr 23, 2014 IP
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    Thanks for sharing an interesting stuff. I liked the periodic table of storytelling best of all!
     
    RootTail, May 22, 2014 IP
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    Great share, much appreciated OP; might have to polish off my reading glasses today ;).
     
    TREYC, May 22, 2014 IP
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    Great stuff man!! Thanks a million
     
    Mr Right, Jun 1, 2014 IP
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    Hi Alex, thanks for the list. I've checked out most of the resources from it. I feel all of them are very helpful and really worth bookmarking.

    There are a few sites I would like to mention here:
    1. http://www.usingenglish.com/ - It's a good site for beginners, non-native and ESL/ESOL/EAL/EFL (- whatever it's called!) folks to hone their English-speaking, writing and grammar skills. It's also a good resource for 'advanced' writers to touch on the basics occasionally. What I like about this site is they've got a separate forum section where you can discuss any queries you might have about the usage of particular words. There are also lots of links to other useful resources/pages scattered throughout the site.
    2. http://forum.wordreference.com/forumdisplay.php?f=6 - A forum quite similar to the one mentioned above.
    3. http://ell.stackexchange.com/ - A questions-answers site basically but has lots of useful info.
    Note: I guess all these sites are free to use (you can register and create an account without paying) though I haven't signed up for any of them, but I do keep referring to them time and again.

    Another point I wanna bring up here is about using plagiarism checkers. A majority of users prefer Copyscape Premium but since it's a pay service, there are some who look for free solutions. I've compiled a list of various free plag checkers here – https://forums.digitalpoint.com/thr...st-of-free-alternatives-to-copyscape.2700629/, which can serve as good free alternatives to Copysape Premium. Obviously, they are not without their limitations, which for the most part are heavy.
    At this point, I'm not sure about how effective plag checkers (whether free or not) really are to catch duplication, but I do make a point of checking my content through at least one of these tools before passing it on to clients. Part of why I do it is because many clients urge that content should be 'Copyscape-passed'. Just check the threads from Content Creation here (https://forums.digitalpoint.com/forums/content-creation.102/); you'll find almost 75% of them using the said term. Huh, sometimes even Copyscape (I've heard some folks mocking it as Crappyscape :eek:) Premium is not able to catch copies - let alone the free ones, which begs the question of why are some people so insistent on content being 'Copyscape-passed' when it's CLEARLY not a foolproof measure! >:O

    BTW, will definitely add more links when I come across them.
    Cheers.
     
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    Content Maestro Notable Member

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    Oxforddictionaries.com is also a good site for beginners. Their grammar section has a lot of useful information for learners.
     
    Content Maestro, Jan 5, 2015 IP
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    i've been doing some copywritinng jobs for one writing company (here's a link for those who are looking for a job http://acewriters.org/ )and i mostly use just dictionaries like macmillan (http://www.macmillandictionary.com/ ) or longman (http://www.ldoceonline.com/ )..that's all i need
     
    sca1een, Jan 26, 2017 IP
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    Thanks for sharing this. :) Cheers!
     
    Anitasol, Jan 28, 2017 IP
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    DD Grace Greenhorn

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    Thanks for posting such useful resources! I can't help sharing my favorite websites too!

    1. Hemingway App for more bold writing. http://www.hemingwayapp.com/ This tool suggests changes to your text, that will increase the readability and comprehension of your writing
    2. Unplag free plagiarism checker https://unplag.com/free-plagiarism-checker/ People like when cool tools are free (and so I am). It's obviously the most accurate free plagiarism checking tool that I've ever found on the web. There is a fly 'n the ointment - a tool has restrictions in 500 words per check. But it's free, guys, c'mon.
    3. EMV headline analyzer http://www.aminstitute.com/headline/. I believe you know, how important is the right headline for approval of your article.
    4. Readbility Grader from Jelly Metrics https://jellymetrics.com/readability-grader/. I used this tool when submitted my work to SoCawlege (popular American website), and received a positive feedback about my writing!
     
    DD Grace, Jan 31, 2017 IP