Communication

Where does the apostrophe go?

June 26, 2019 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Spellcheckers don’t catch every little mistake. Until someone invents a foolproof spellchecker, we need to rely on our own skills at using apostrophes.
LinkedIn is a fantastic resource to improve yourself, advance your career and connect with others. Akin to a classroom full of transformative, empowering possibilities, there’s something for everyone who puts in the effort to upgrade their life, set attainable goals and strive for excellence.
You see it everywhere. It makes its way past myriad checkpoints. It sneaks past editorial teams. You note it on menus, signs, billboards  …  and let’s not even mention the staggering number of appearances it makes online, from interoffice emails to company websites.

Active voice vs. passive voice

April 25, 2019 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Passive voice is believed by many to have no place in the professional and academic worlds, yet many people struggle to differentiate active and passive voice. Mignon Fogarty explains the differences and offers ways to easily point out passive voice.

New rules for social media

April 7, 2019 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Follow these rules to ensure your content is seen and shared.

9 bad email phrases

April 4, 2019 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

It’s easy to fall back on weak standby words in business correspondence, such as these.
  Positive people have a way of telling even sob stories in a way that reveals a silver lining. That’s called a “positive explanatory style.” Develop it with these 4 steps…

5 tips for proposing a change

February 7, 2019 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Here are some guidelines to keep in mind to add punch to a written proposal—whether it’s about doing some teleworking, changing a meeting time or attending a conference.

Simple ways to remove wordiness

January 23, 2019 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Follow these steps to remove word clutter from your messages.

Words, Words, Words: February ’19

January 23, 2019 Categorized in: SpeakingWriting/Editing

Write it right, say it right, spell it right.

Formatting in Google Docs

January 7, 2019 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Because Google Docs is a somewhat lighter application than Microsoft Word, many assume that document elements aren’t available. But they are!
You can do this with the ImportRange function.

5 voice tips

January 3, 2019 Categorized in: Speaking

The way you say something can be just as important as what you’re saying, so take note of your voice projection in daily conversation. Heather Yamada-Hosley offers these tips at Lifehacker.