I’m Sorry You . . . Did It to Yourself

The other day I participated in an online chat about cats being allowed to roam free in our neighborhood. Opinions for and against piled up minute by minute, with some people expressing strong views. Reading the comments, I noticed this... Read more

87 Advanced Business Writing Tips [That Actually Work]


I'm excited to share these top 87 business writing tips with you.

They were honed while I studied English Literature and Rhetoric, taught writing at the university level, and worked with thousands of individuals and hundreds of companies to help people write better at work. Many of these tips come directly from our award winning online business writing courses

My hope is these tips help you enjoy writing, better communicate at work, get ahead in your career, and grow your business!

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87 Advanced Business Writing Tips [That Actually Work]


I'm excited to share these top 87 business writing tips with you.

They were honed while I studied English Literature and Rhetoric, taught writing at the university level, and worked with thousands of individuals and hundreds of companies to help people write better at work. 

My hope is these tips help you enjoy writing, better communicate at work, get ahead in your career, and grow your business!

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Whistler’s Apostrophe Challenge

I visited beautiful Whistler, British Columbia, last week and loved everything about it--except perhaps for its free-spirited use and avoidance of apostrophes. Its businesses' signs kept my writing teacher's mind spinning. Here's a challenge for you: See if you can... Read more

9 Technical Writing Tips Every Writer Needs to Know

Technical writing takes high-level details and explains them clearly and concisely to an audience.

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9 Technical Writing Tips Every Writer Needs to Know

Technical writing takes high-level details and explains them clearly and concisely to an audience.

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What is the Difference Between Compliment and Complement?

 

Compliment vs. Complement

The confusion between these two words is so common! There are a few of reasons for this:

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What is the Difference Between Compliment and Complement?

 

Compliment vs. Complement

The confusion between these two words is so common! There are a few of reasons for this:

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Test Your Error-Finding Skills

Each of the three short passages below has one error in the choice of a word. Can you find all three errors? Test your skills. Passage 1: Bishara's most recent position was principal designer for Barton and Bloss. In the... Read more

Editors insure content matches audience readiness for it

My technical editing students are working on a developmental edit on some assembly instructions from Ikea. To help them make good recommendations, we’ve been discussing how to help content creators address the readers’ readiness for that content. Readiness is a concept borrowed from leadership research (the Hersey-Blanchard Situational Leadership theory) to describe how able and… Read more
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