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10 Online Courses to Improve Your Writing Skills

Posted by Kelly Sherman   Jun 22, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Even if you've been writing for fifty years and have learned every grammar rule or writing technique known to man, you'll still be able to find an online course on the list below that’ll strike your fancy. Because, if you’re truly a master of the written word, the only thing you'll ever be certain of when writing is that language rules and trending writing techniques change all the time. This is what makes writing exciting, whether you're writing case studies, proposals, web copy, or a detailed report. If you write for a living, then you need to constantly improve your writing skills.

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Topics: business writing, effective writing, writing skills

Improve Your Writing Today with These 10 Apps

Posted by Kelly Sherman   Jun 8, 2017 7:30:00 AM

In the workplace, chances are good that every day you’ll have to write something to support your organization. Whether it's a marketing brochure, an employee review, a weekly report, an email or a sales proposal, there is always something that needs to be written so you can share information with others. And if you need the help of others to create your document, it can make the task even more difficult. Writing can sometimes seem to be a daunting task. 

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Topics: business writing, writing tips, effective writing

Formatting Tips to Make Your Writing Stand Out

Posted by Phil Jamieson   May 18, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Most writers want to believe their writing will be read, understood, liked, and shared with others simply because it’s well written. They believe the essence and content of their writing and its message is what really matters. But that’s not always the case. Many times documents and posts will go unread simply because they’re not properly formatted, regardless of their content.

Use the tips below to format your writing in a way that will make it stand out, and make it easier for your audience to read. 

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Topics: business writing, effective writing, consistency in writing

Are You Damaging Your Professional Reputation?

Posted by Conni Eversull   May 11, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Formality in the workplace has waned, but don’t let that affect your sense of professionalism, especially when you’re writing something on a digital device. Once you type something on your computer, there is a permanent record of it. Quickly typed emails can be saved and shared. Even deleted documents and posts can be recovered. So you should be cautious of writing mistakes you’re prone to make, and avoid them before they damage your reputation.

Here’s a list of writing errors that can damage your reputation, and what you can do to avoid making them.

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Topics: business writing, formal writing, effective writing, informal writing

How to Build a Successful Writing Culture for Your Team or Organization

Posted by Kelly Sherman   May 4, 2017 7:30:00 AM

teamworkBusinesses spend millions of dollars on advertising, day-to-day operations, research and development, personnel, and acquisitions. But they seldom focus on how they will develop and manage a successful writing culture. Yet building and maintaining a successful writing culture for a business is essential to all its operations. It establishes effective and clear communication, and fosters a collaborative and positive environment. 

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Topics: business writing, effective writing

5 Ways Reading Fiction Helps Your Business Writing Skills

Posted by Kelly Sherman   Apr 13, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Cognitive science research shows that reading fiction makes you a more well-rounded person and will improve your quality of life both personally and professionally.

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Topics: business writing, effective writing, writing skills

Fun Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills in 2017

Posted by Phil Jamieson   Jan 4, 2017 7:30:00 AM

 

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to improve your writing skills, you won't need to roll out of bed by 5 a.m. to go to your local gym. You can keep this resolution anywhere.

Like any resolution that's worth keeping, improving your writing skills will take some effort. The good news is that it doesn't need to be cumbersome. Learning how to write well takes practice. Learning how to have fun while writing takes practice and a bit of creativity.

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Topics: writing tips, writing, effective writing

The Semicolon and Independent Clauses

Posted by Phil Jamieson   Sep 13, 2011 5:30:00 AM

It is not uncommon to see commas, semicolons, and periods confused when it comes to joining two independent clauses for forceful and effective writing. Make your writing more powerful by understanding the proper use of the semicolon.

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Topics: punctuation, periods, independent clauses, effective writing

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