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April 18, 2016

You and your employees don’t have to diagram sentences to brush up on essential grammar skills. But you should recognize how much grammar counts in business writing.

 

When speaking, you pause for effect or indicate details with gestures or other aids. Writing presents an entirely different communication arena – one that relies heavily on grammar. Ev...

February 17, 2016

Writing with clarity is essential, but writing with brevity is more difficult, especially in business writing. For example, a manager might be so concerned about covering all bases that he or she uses too many words or vague sentences and concepts. Sure, it's important that business writing be accurate, but it's also important to keep communication...

February 11, 2016

Instantaneous messages on social media or through email can be fraught with errors and create misunderstandings. Learning to write effectively for business is so important largely because written messages lack the nuances of volume, tone, facial gestures and body language.

 

Today, we use email to communicate about all sorts of important matters. The...

December 10, 2015

 If only there were one word to cut from your writing to make it more concise, clearer, what would THAT word be?

 
Editors know the four-letter word is precisely that. In fact, the problem of misuse and overuse of the word has become so common, there are now macros for word processing software to flag the word and help editors catch and delete use o...

August 12, 2015

 

Learning a new language is never easy. Learning to think fast, read and write in a new language to keep pace in your job with native speakers is a tough, but often essential, undertaking. Consider the following five tips to help improve your English, especially essential business writing skills. And by the way, these tips work for native English s...

July 8, 2015

There’s a reason you had to read novels in school and then complete a book report. First, reading is an essential competence. Second, reading a published novel that’s well written and edited can only improve your grammar skills!

 

Whether English is your first language or you are a non-native English speaker, reading helps you better understand gramm...

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