Writing/Editing

Question: “I’ve been asked to write a thank-you note to one of our clients who put the company through hell recently. How do we grit our teeth and write a pleasant paragraph that won’t seem disingenuous?”
It seems like a cop-out when a supervisor tells you they’ll be happy to give you a recommendation letter, but they don’t want to actually write it. This leaves you in the awkward position of praising yourself in the third person! These tips will help you power through this awkward task.

Vary your speed when proofreading

July 22, 2020 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

You can catch more typos, ungrammatical sentences, and so on in your writing by varying the speed at which you read the text. Try reading both faster and slower than your normal reading speed. Here are two techniques.

Words, Words, Words: August ’20

July 22, 2020 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

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

Power up your responses

April 8, 2020 Categorized in: SpeakingWriting/Editing

Some words—no matter how trivial they seem—can make you look less sure, professional and capable. Make these small tweaks in your language to appear more confident and competent.

Grace your text with a lasting gloss

October 31, 2019 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

For your image as a thorough professional, these tips from EEI Communications’ “How to Produce Winning Publications on Time and on Budget” are vital when putting the finishing touches on business (and even personal) communication.
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Best methods for creating A+ writing

October 1, 2019 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Proofreading can seem tedious, but it is arguably the most important part of the writing process. Here are a few of the best tricks to keep in mind.

3 tips to save time on email

August 28, 2019 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Do you want to save time drafting emails? Most of us do because we spend so much of our day checking and responding to messages. Executive coach Stever Robbins recommends these tips.

Write memos that people will read

August 28, 2019 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

If a subject is important enough for you to write a memo, take the time to write it in a way that people will read it through. Deliver effective messages with these actions.

Autocorrect THIS!

August 1, 2019 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

We’ve all seen the hilarious memes about autocorrect gone wrong. So, how can you control this feature in a way that will give you the confidence to use it? Here are some suggestions.

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.
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