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To put it simply, it's easy and some execs think it makes writing seem smarter. Here's how to effectively push back.
3/27/2015 1:52:33 PM
Often, using technical terms, jargon and just plain big words muddles your message.
3/25/2015 1:52:29 PM
Huge, unsolicited attachments and pretending you know someone you don't are among this writer's no-nos.
3/18/2015 1:52:50 PM
Does seeing the correct spelling of 'minuscule' throw you off? What about 'wintry'? Those are just two examples of words that seem to be spelled incorrectly when they aren't.
3/4/2015 2:52:54 PM
Don't just gloss over your subject line to get to the meat of a press release or pitch. According to this writer, it's the most important part.
2/13/2015 2:52:23 PM
Don't give reporters a reason to dismiss your release without even really reading it. Double-check before you send.
2/11/2015 2:52:36 PM
Prime Minister David Cameron asked people in the United Kingdom to share their favorite quotes from the famous WWII leader on the anniversary of his death.
2/4/2015 2:52:53 PM
Be careful when you use words such as 'comprise,' 'averse' and 'imply.' They are often used incorrectly.
1/29/2015 2:52:13 PM
If you're looking for a way to inject some life into your corporate or personal blog, these somewhat unconventional techniques may be just the thing.
1/9/2015 2:52:07 PM
Certain types of slip-ups draw more negative attention than others. Here are some major mishaps to watch out for.
1/8/2015 2:52:40 PM
If you have resolved to shed a few pounds in 2015, consider slimming down your writing, too.
1/7/2015 2:52:37 PM
If you’re emailing a stranger, you might want to stick with traditional sign-offs, but if you’re close to the person you’re messaging, why not have a little fun with it?
1/2/2015 2:49:20 PM
If you’re stuck for just the right term to use, these websites (and one book) will help you find the word that hits the sweet spot.
12/31/2014 5:02:04 AM
As Strunk and White famously admonished, ‘Omit needless words.’ Here are some worth omitting.
12/30/2014 5:10:45 AM
Even among the people who love writing the most, sometimes the process can be a whole lot like pulling teeth. Here are some ways to ease the pain.
12/29/2014 5:09:03 AM