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Formal titles normally convey a rank or title given to someone based on his or her achievements in academia or his or her authority. When people have formal titles that precede their names, they are always capitalized.
When you’re going to be out of the office, it’s important to set up a good auto-reply to go out from your work email. Wired writer Christina Bonnington has some tips.

OneLook.com: An editor’s best friend

February 5, 2018 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Why not let the power of the internet’s search algorithms do your spell-checking for you?
LinkedIn recommendations are a great tool for showcasing your work performance and helping colleagues show theirs. However, what should you do if someone asks you for a recommendation and you’re hesitant to give it?
Whether you’re writing a report, a presentation or a newsletter story, your headlines can make or break your document. Here’s how to remedy even the worst headlines.

Get your LinkedIn messages read

December 7, 2017 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Just because LinkedIn is there to help professionals connect doesn’t mean you don’t have to put any thought into the messages you send. Remember to do these three things.

Let the emoji debate begin!

November 2, 2017 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

You know emojis have gotten out of hand when they have their own movie. The critically planned flick certainly did nothing to stem the tide of smiley faces across digital screens everywhere—so how about yours?
A second pair of eyes is always ideal, but having to apply your skills without a safety net will always happen at some point.
In which we open to a random part of a 2,500-page old-school dictionary to discover etymological gold.

Write irresistible blog titles

May 14, 2017 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

You may have written the most poignant blog post ever. You may have a dozen ways to share it with people. However, if the title is only so-so, don’t count on too many people clicking on it.

Ditch the jargon at work

March 3, 2017 Categorized in: SpeakingWriting/Editing

Buzzwords and jargon have infiltrated nearly every aspect of business, but these words and phrases frequently complicate messages rather than simplify them.

What to do with those 122 emails

February 2, 2017 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Joe Staples, writing at Martech Advisor, offers some suggestions to alleviate email interruptions for you and your co-workers.

Stop overusing apostrophes in plurals

January 5, 2017 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

One of the most common misuses of an apostrophe happens in plurals, so follow these guidelines.
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