Writing

  • Grammar Help
    The good news is that grammar help is easy to find and the rules are few. The bad news is that most of what are touted as rules are not and that the rules that are rules are complex. The truth is that....
  • Developing Professional Writing Skills
    As clearly as we're in the midst of an information age, developing professional writing skills is worth every bit of time and effort you put into it. It doesn't matter what field you're in and what po....
  • The Importance Of Good Business Writing
    There's no denying the importance of good business writing. It doesn't matter whether you're talking about a letter to a vendor, a merger proposal, a funding request, or a requisition memo. A single w....
  • English Grammar
    It's fair enough to say that bad English grammar gets noticed. It's been known, after all, to lose people their jobs, inspire letters to the editor, and generally embarrass the writer. Sneaking quietl....
  • Effective Writing
    What is effective writing? In economic terms, it's delivering a good deal of sense in as few words as possible. In visual terms, it's being exquisitely clear in conveying an idea. In sum, effective wr....
  • Business Writing Skills
    Business writing skills are little different than any other writing, whether it's journalism or fiction or a dissertation. The first trick is having something to say and knowing who your audience is. ....
  • Writing Resources
    One library and bookstore shelf that's never empty is the reference section devoted to writing resources. The Internet--which includes websites, online booksellers, and e-books--is no different. If y....
  • Newsletter Ideas
    Coming up with conceptual newsletter ideas at the onset is one thing. That's where creativity comes into play. Studying the market--who's already "in press" publishing on the same broad topic you have....
  • Mechanics Of Business Writing
    The mechanics of business writing are those little details that, when ignored, do no end of professional harm. The linguists include spelling, punctuation, grammar, style, and vocabulary. The layout i....
  • Writing For Business
    The starting point in writing for business is simple. "If you don't have anything to say, then don't say it." If you do, organize and outline what you do have to say. Business, by definition, focuses ....