Business Writing

  • Giving Presentations
    It's a widely reported (and true) fact that giving presentations or public speaking outranks death on most people's lists of greatest fears. Even the most articulate speakers and precise thinkers can ....
  • Proper Punctuation
    Using proper punctuation is enough to give even good writers the occasional nightmare. Do you use commas between the penultimate and ultimate nouns in a list (otherwise known as serial commas)? How ab....
  • Writing Style Guide
    There are enough writing style guides out there to keep most people so busy that, were they read to them all, they'd have no time left to write anything themselves. Naturally, not all of these guides ....
  • Writing Instructions
    Of all the types of business writing that exist, arguably none is as critical as writing instructions. The nature of the instructions you're drafting may vary from project to project. It may be that y....
  • E-mail Writing
    One reason good e-mail writing can be tricky is the relative newness of the medium. The fact that e-mail has only been around, at least in the form we know it, for about 10 years means that a set code....
  • Using The Right Words
    In most writing manuals and English classrooms, the act of using the right words is also known as diction. Diction can be a funny thing, mostly because there are relative degrees of correctness when i....
  • Business Software Writing
    Those who specialize in business software writing are faced with a formidable task: they must create programs that are both powerful and easy to use at the same time. Each day, millions and millions o....
  • Help Writing A Cover Letter
    Lots of people have great resumes but need help writing a cover letter. Too often, they make the mistake of focusing exclusively on the resume and relying on its strength to carry a subpar cover lette....
  • Bad News Messages
    Bad news messages are notoriously difficult to convey. Despite the preponderance of words in the English language that describe failure, criticism, and malevolence, it seems our faculties are put to t....
  • Business Writing And Training
    As people's written communication skills continue to dwindle, the business writing and training industry grows apace. It's hard to believe that after 12-16 years of schooling, most people still don't ....