Writing/Editing

A lesson in writing dates properly

When writing dates in emails and important documents, pay attention to where you put your commas, how you start a sentence and how you abbreviate things.

Fix these common grammar mistakes

Here are four common grammar mistakes to watch out for ... and how to fix them.

Watch those gender-specific words

Gender-specific words aren’t considered appropriate much anymore, says Mignon Fogarty at Quick and Dirty Tips. It’s especially important to avoid them in your business writing as much as possible—and to be aware of the exceptions. Here are some tips to keep them straight.

5 ways to break writer's block

If you are facing a writing deadline at work, and you just can’t find the words to put down on paper, consider these off-the-wall ideas to power through.

Write better using a conversational tone

Writing can make people feel crushing pressure to convey ground­­break­­ing, witty ideas in a clever way, says copy editor and content creator Whit­­­ney Ryan. We tend to forget writing doesn’t always have to result in a masterpiece. Writ­­ing in a conversational, casual tone can be more effective. Ryan offers these tips to help you loosen up your writing style.

Battling bias in workplace messaging

Language can be a big factor in who you attract to your company, and job postings can skew toward male stereotypes, reports Emily Peck for The Huffington Post. There are several words and phrases that can hint at an unconscious bias in an organization.

7 tips to improve your writing skills

No matter what you’re writing—a report, a memo, an email for your boss to sign—you want it to be clear and effective. Hone your abilities with these expert tips.

Time to recheck your LinkedIn facts

LinkedIn is already a trusted site for professional networking, but now it’s aiming to earn trust for accuracy.

Rules for concluding emails

Email is the most predominant—and preferred—means of communication for most business professionals. Follow these tips to leave the best possible impression when you conclude your email.

Do your emails create accidental politics?

You see them, and maybe even send them, all the time: emails in which several people are addressed directly and several others cc’d. Consider the problems such “group huddle” messages can create and the chaotic thought processes that can result.