Writing

Vary your speed when proofreading

July 22, 2020
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
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Words, Words, Words: July ’20

June 24, 2020
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Words, Words, Words: May ’20

April 22, 2020
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Power up your responses

April 8, 2020
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.

Words, Words, Words: April ’20

April 8, 2020
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Words, Words, Words: March ’20

February 26, 2020
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Recover from a text mistake

January 22, 2020
When you text, you basically create a written document that lasts forever. The wrong text sent to a co-worker, employee or your boss can be embarrassing—or even career-damaging. If you send the wrong text to the wrong person, follow this advice.

Words, Words, Words: February ’20

January 22, 2020
Write it right, say it right, spell it right.

Don’t shorten 2020 to 20

January 14, 2020
Anti-fraud experts offer some easy-to-follow advice that could prevent costly financial shenanigans: When preparing business forms, documents and checks, don’t abbreviate the year 2020 with a simple 20.