Writing

Craft better emails

November 25, 2020
Like any communication tool, email takes some skills and practice in order to be effective. Pay attention to these areas.

Words, Words, Words: December ’20

November 25, 2020
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Words, Words, Words: November ’20

October 29, 2020
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Words, Words, Words: October ’20

September 23, 2020
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Choose the correct word

August 26, 2020
Impact vs. affect, farther vs. further, emigrate vs. immigrate, and sympathy vs. empathy.

Pull the veil off acronyms and jargon

August 26, 2020
Over time, organizations gradually develop their own special terminology, abbreviations, acronyms, and jargon. But for new employees and people from outside the organization—like customers—this language can be bewildering. Here’s how to make it more accessible to the uninitiated.

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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