Writing/Editing

Turn quotes into tweets

Pullquote, a Chrome app, makes it easy to share quotes on Twitter, says Lifehacker’s Patrick Allan.

Expert tips to become a Twitter master

Twitter is one of the largest, most heavily trafficked social media networks, but don’t let that scare you away from getting active on it.

How first and third work well together

Can you switch between first (I or we) and third person (he, she or they) in the same paragraph? Writing coach Lynn Gaertner-Johnston says you can, as long as you allow clarity to be your guide.

Is it 'lay' or 'lie'?

The difference between “lay” and “lie” doesn’t come from who’s doing the action (people or dogs)—it comes from the action itself, writes The Morn­­ing Call commentator Bill White.

The space between: How applicants age themselves

Do you type two spaces after a period? If so, your résumé may be destined for the wastebasket. According to career counselor Marc Miller, adding that extra space is a résumé mistake that brands an applicant as “too old.”

A high-tech tool for editing yourself

If you’re struggling to proofread your writing well, consider using text-to-speech to pinpoint errors, recommends Lifehacker’s Dave Greenbaum.

Craft the perfect LinkedIn message

Just because you’re networking on­­line doesn’t mean it’s OK to throw basic etiquette out the window. Learn to write LinkedIn messages that people will want to read with these tips.

What to expect when blindly emailing VIPs

Many people can be hesitant at the prospect of blindly emailing a CEO or other powerful person, says management writer and entrepreneur Peter Sims. But CEOs often love to hear from their employees or customers. Sims offers these tips for sending an unsolicited message.

4 tips to avoid social media gaffes

If your employer entrusts you with one of its social media accounts, you want to be sure not to make a major mistake. Amanda Clark has some advice to help you avoid faux pas.

Quiz: Do you misuse these phrases?

Many misused words and phrases have be­­come so common they're now in­­cluded in some dictionaries, but they once had correct usages. Here's a list of phrases you might be saying wrong.