Use these powerful tactics to become a better writer.

Writing is beautiful, but it can also be intimidating. I often feel anxious when I write, and I am sure I am not alone: apprehension about writing is very common, especially among amateur writers.

Having some level of anxiety associated with writing is normal and means that you care about…

Or You Can Find Happiness at Work.

Kevin is 28 years old and lives in San Francisco. He works as a developer at a large cloud computing company, making $165k a year — enough to afford him a decent lifestyle in one of America’s most expensive cities.

However, Kevin lives far below his means. He rents a…

But I didn’t have the chance to read my wedding vows…

Before I decided to marry my husband, I had never given much thought to marriage or to my wedding day. …

Dos and Don'ts to Make a Great First Impression

“You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.”

I couldn’t agree more.

When it comes to succeeding at a job interview, everyone talks about getting prepared, researching the company, practicing answers to common questions etc. …

An Unexplored Paradise in the Cyclades

What do you think of when I say “Greece”?

Let me guess: islands.

Greek islands, known for their spectacular beaches and breathtaking sunsets, are probably amongst the world’s most popular summer destinations. Recent estimates place the number of Greek islands between 1,000 and 6,000 and, although the number of inhabited…

A Survival Guide for Foreigners, Pt. 1

“When can you start?”

This question always sounds exciting and promising, especially when you are being hired by your dream company.

Answering this question in the appropriate way, though, is very important and requires time and information, especially if your dream company is located in a different country.

“When would…

Failure can be inspiring if you own your mistakes.

During my first year in my current job, I made a big mistake. As a proofreader, one’s supposed to look for and catch mistakes, and I failed to do that — I didn’t spot an issue in the copy and the wrong content was sent out to customers.

I took…

Here’s useful information on how to set up your device.

Sarah Everard’s disappearance has put women's safety under the spotlight and prompted a serious online discussion about the dangers women can face when they are out alone, and the measures they can take to avoid them.

A very useful iPhone tip that is unknown by many has been circulating on…

Seek eudaimonia instead

“Say any word, and I’ll tell you how the root of that word is Greek.”

If you have watched the movie My Greek Fat Big Wedding, you may remember this line. Gus Portokalos, the protagonist’s father, is convinced that any word can be traced back to its Greek roots. When…

The new service will compete directly with other freelance hiring sites like Upwork and Fiverr.

The move hasn’t been announced yet, but the Microsoft-owned professional network is developing a new service called Marketplaces to let its members find and book freelancers, according to The Informant.

The service is similar to platforms like Fiverr and Upwork, which focus on white-collar work such as consulting, writing, software…

Giulia Penni

Copywriter @ Persado. Logophile. Lifelong learner. I don’t write to impress. I write to inform, entertain, inspire. Thanks for your time!

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store