For the second year in a row, I have composed a short e-mail invite to the managers and supervisors on staff. Another employee informed me that the words ‘managers’ and ‘supervisors’ should be capitalized. What is the correct capitalization in this situation?
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When addressing a professional audience, be careful using words that aren’t spelled the way they sound.
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Please address the use of the word “bad” versus “badly.”
Power up your correspondence by reading it aloud before sending it.
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The phrase that annoys me most lately — “more importantly” — is widely used on television shows and commercials alike. It seems to me that it should be “more important,” unless the speaker is referring to the way something is done. Do you agree?
It’s a common communication in the business world, but it’s often not very polished: the request letter.
Who hasn’t started writing a thank-you or condolence note, only to encounter "the big um" after the first sentence? "The big um is when you get your first couple of words out and wonder, ‘What’s next?’" says Angela Ensminger, co-author of On a Personal Note: A Guide to Writing Notes with Style. "That blank paper is very intimidating." Great personal notes come from taking these five steps: