Writing/Editing

Texting does not need the same attention to punctuation as your other writing does. But much of your punctuation (or absence of it) carries an unspoken subtle message.

6 steps to a strong video script

June 27, 2018 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Whether you are developing content for training, marketing, sales or customer engagement, find ways to integrate video. Then follow these steps to write a compelling video script.
In the 21st century, we have so many ways to communicate. The only way to develop a sure confidence you’re using the right method is to study the mediums of communication, the purpose and the relationships.

Stop using !!!! so much

May 23, 2018 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

You might not think a simple punctuation mark matters. However, if you overuse exclamation points, you can undermine your professionalism—and even make you look a little unhinged. Here are some basic rules to follow.

Just a victim of hypercorrection

April 25, 2018 Categorized in: SpeakingWriting/Editing

Yes, we know the rules, but somehow apply them incorrectly in the attempt to get it right. Huh? That’s called hypercorrection.
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?

Words, Words, Words: February ’18

January 25, 2018 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

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

Words, Words, Words: December ’17

December 1, 2017 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

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

Writing for international readers

December 1, 2017 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Writing for an international audience requires a different approach than you would use when writing for an audience whose primary language is English. When writing for international readers, keep these guidelines in mind.