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November 11, 2019

Often, it is easy to spot the plural in a sentence: Our online courses can help improve your grammar skills. Sometimes, however, business writers are faced with collective nouns and confusion on how to use proper grammar around those nouns.

Verb Agreement

Selecting the verb for a collective noun, or a phrase including a collective noun, can confuse s...

October 4, 2019

Often, it is easy to spot the plural in a sentence: Our online courses can help improve your grammar skills. Sometimes, however, business writers are faced with collective nouns and confusion on how to use proper grammar around those nouns.

Verb Agreement

Selecting the verb for a collective noun, or a phrase including a collective noun, can confuse s...

September 4, 2019

Business email messages have replaced letters – and sometimes phone calls. I can't emphasize enough how important it is to make sure your email messages are accurate and effective. We cover email writing from start to finish in our online course Email Writing that Counts! and focus down to details like email best practices and avoiding snafus in se...

August 8, 2019

To Take Your Writing to the Next Level, you need to know how to maintain a main point or theme and get readers to act. This means making sure your writing stays on point, flows well and transitions from one portion of your main theme to another.

Keeping a good flow to your business writing means using transition words, sentences or paragraphs. Think...

July 7, 2019

It sounds like common sense, but we see plenty of business writers who need help remembering the reader. In our webinars, especially in Tips and Trends in Business Writing and our Business Writing that Counts! series, we help writers learn how to focus on readers and the reasons they are producing written communication.

Why do we keep coming back to...

June 5, 2019

Business writers are among the most guilty in using "not" and similar words to hedge bets, but our Take Your Writing to the Next Level! webinar and online writing courses can help you find alternative and positive ways to say what you really mean and avoid ambiguity. This includes learning to eliminate the double negative.

What Is a Double Negative?

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May 9, 2019

Our webinars on Email Best Practices and Crafting Emails that Stand Above the Noise lead business writers to new techniques for improving the effectiveness of their emails. Naturally, we cover wording, tone, what to avoid, and crafting subject lines that engage readers. We also address the
all-important close, or sign-off.

Consider these 4 tips:

1. M...

April 10, 2019

Grammar can be tricky, but we have an online course to ease the pain. Grammar That Counts! walks business writers through the most important grammar principles. Why are grammar rules important? Let's take a look at action and linking verbs as an example.

What Is the Difference?

Action verbs describe, well, action. You picture in your mind the intent....

January 24, 2019

Our online courses and webinars can make you and your employees better business writers. But how do you know our courses – or any training – will give you a return on your investment?

A recent article in Harvard Business Review by John Carucci reported U.S. companies spend at least $90 billion per year on training and development. Whether all that i...

November 30, 2018

In the age of electronic communication, most businesses now depend on email messages for important customer, partner, and employee communication. In many cases, email messages have replaced the written letter. In all cases, how you compose an email message matters. That's why we have an online course called Email Writing That Counts!

Email communica...

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