Writing properly for business: why does it matter? Really?

Lots of experts tell you that it’s important to write properly for business. I am no exception.

Writing properly for business: why does it matter? Really?

It’s not just about pleasing the Grammar Fascists … writing properly for business wins you more credibility

In fact I am often accused of being a Grammar Fascist (Grammar Nazis have fallen foul of the Political Correctness Police, by the way) because I maintain that basic goofs in English are a no-no if you want to be taken seriously in business.

It’s not just for the obvious reasons why writing properly for business matters.

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On US Memorial Day…

Thinking of our US readers today at your time of remembrance, and sharing your desire for worldwide peace.
May we writers contribute towards that as much as we can.

On US Memorial Day

Memorial Day USA 2015

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20 jokes that will try your intelligence – or your patience!

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Writing clever jokes is a wonderful skill and whoever wrote these had not only a sense of humor, but also a brain. Many thanks to my old friend and colleague Roger Frosh who shared these with me recently. Enjoy. (Or considering this for … [Continue reading]

How to use humor successfully in your writing – 10 Quick Tips

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Humor (or humour, if you use British English!) in your writing is an incredibly valuable tool for business communications, blogging, and a lot of other business content creation. At the same time, though, it's incredibly difficult to get humor … [Continue reading]

What to write when features are objectives

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Especially in business messages aimed at employees and/or suppliers, there aren’t any features at all to help persuade them to buy into your objectives – at least nothing as easy to identify as an “AL-alloy metal frame with HK-147 PVC compound, … [Continue reading]

Wedding speeches: Mom or Grandma? Make a speech that wows them

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Mothers and other "older" female relatives are in an envious position when wedding speeches are called for, if only because you can get away with being funny, romantic, sentimental or even downright soppy. … [Continue reading]