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Helium Scribe's February 2021 Book of the Month

Helium Scribe’s February 2021 Book of the Month

I’ve Been Meaning To Tell You — David Chariandy “Being named, he found his own voice. Being sighted, he learned, nevertheless, to see.” Prompted by familial brushes with racial bigotry and tumultuous political circumstances, David Chariandy ponders how to discuss race and racial discrimination with his growing daughter in a heart-breaking, yet lovely and loving...

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Helium Scribe’s January 2021 Book of the Month

Forgiveness: A Gift from My Grandparents – Mark Sakamoto “But I realized now that forgiveness is not a transaction. It is not an exchange. Forgiveness has nothing to do with the past.” The age-old adage “forgive and forget” means different things to different people. Some argue that we must never forget. However, most agree that...

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Helium Scribe’s 2020 Book of the Year

As well as being passionate writers, we at Helium Scribe are, first and foremost, avid readers. Although much of our reading is technical, we don’t forget to take the time to read for pleasure. We also support the Writer’s Trust, which supports Canadian writers. That’s why our team thought we should share our favourite Canadian...

5 Business Writing Blogs You Should Follow in 2021

Content marketing is a huge industry. It generates $44 billion in revenue annually. Effectively utilizing content marketing and smart writing could mean the difference between bang or bust for your small business. To see how the best do it, follow these 5 blogs. Not only will you gain inspiration for your own content marketing, but...

3 Essential Books to Help You Improve Your Writing

Writing is difficult and time-consuming, especially for those who dislike it. However, every business person will end up writing content in one way or another. It’s almost unavoidable. So what do you do? If you can’t outsource your writing, turn to self-improvement! There are hundreds of books designed to help you improve your business writing...

How to Approach Businesses for Partnerships

Business partnerships are a great step for entrepreneurs looking to grow their business. However, knowing what to say and how to reach out can be difficult. Here is our 5 step process for approaching businesses and establishing partnerships with them. Research the Business First, research what you should look for in a business partnership. You...

Interview with Bertrand Bickersteth

Behind The Response of Weeds with Bertrand Bickersteth

We sat down for a quick, lively Skype session with Bertrand Bickersteth, poet, author, and educator extraordinaire. Bertrand’s debut poetry collection The Response of Weeds: The Misplacement of Black Poetry on the Prairies draws on the historical, biographical, and geographical alike to explore what it means to be Black and Albertan. You can find his...

Fiction and Non-Fiction Books By Black Authors We Love

29 Fiction and Non-Fiction Books by Black Authors We Love

This past week has been about self educating, listening, and amplifying Black voices. However, these tough conversations are not over yet. We are committed to using our platform to uplift the voices of Black writers and creatives, today and tomorrow. Here is a list our team created of fiction and nonfiction books by Black authors...