Writing/Editing

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.

Words, Words, Words: November ’17

November 12, 2017 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

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

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.

Words, Words, Words: September ’17

August 23, 2017 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

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

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

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

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.