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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.

Rules for concluding emails

December 1, 2016 Categorized in: Featured ArticleWriting/Editing

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.

Find just the right spot for adjectives

November 3, 2016 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Writers often use multiple adjectives to get their point across when describing something, but what many people don’t realize is that there is a general order in which to place adjectives.
Technology is making it easier to do business without worrying about international borders—but the language barrier can still get in the way.

Answer my emails!

November 3, 2016 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

You’re probably used to waiting and waiting for an email response from a busy person. Here’s how to cast a line that actually hooks a fish.

Craft a good out-of-office reply

October 6, 2016 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

To stop stressing during your days off, try an automatic message to deter co-workers from constantly messaging you.
What guidelines are there for sending email invitations for a formal event?
A social media presence isn’t something you can set up and tend to only when it occurs to you. So what are you doing with yours?

How to use subjunctive verbs

July 27, 2016 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Determining when to use subjunctive verbs—“I was” or “I were” constructions—can be confusing.
It’s hard to say where the “so” opener started, but it most certainly is insanely contagious. Here are other weak sentence starters to be mindful of when you speak.
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