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Five Ways Technology Can Hurt Your Writing and What to Do About It

Posted by Phil Jamieson   Dec 14, 2016 7:30:00 AM

 

As integral as technology is to the writing process, it's important to be aware of its common pitfalls and limitations, regardless of what you're writing. Review the list below for five ways technology can hurt your writing, and solutions for how to avoid these pitfalls.

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Topics: writing tips, writing style

How to Herd Cats Like a Pro (Part 1)

Posted by Terri Porter   May 14, 2015 4:30:00 AM

We edit a fair number of large documents, often put together by multiple people or teams. Each project has its idiosyncrasies, but a common problem among nearly all of them is a lack of consistency, stemming from different:

  • Writing styles
  • Page layout/structure
  • Graphics formatting/style
  • Heading and text styles
  • Word choice/usage
  • Mechanics (punctuation and, particularly, capitalization)
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Topics: proofreading, writing style, project management, maintain consistency in writing, consistency in writing, clarity proofreading, style copyediting

How to Adapt Your Writing Style to Your Business

Posted by Conni Eversull   Jul 13, 2010 5:00:00 AM

The following is a guest post written by Kyle Simpson.

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Topics: spelling, grammar, writing style, vocabulary

Writing for Business -- Create a Professional Image

Posted by Conni Eversull   Jun 18, 2010 10:48:00 AM

I recently had a conversation with Rick Roberge who told me what a great service our company provides. Rick, a sales coach and trainer, said he believes that every salesperson who writes proposals, e-mails, letters, etc., should incorporate proofreading as a standard part of their business writing process.  Rick then went on to write a blog post about this topic.

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Topics: writing guidelines, business writing, proofreading, proposals, grammar, writing style, writing

Formal vs. Informal -- Informal Doesn't Mean Incorrect Grammar

Posted by Phil Jamieson   Feb 4, 2010 5:00:00 AM

Often in our writing the issue is not one of correct grammar or spelling but rather one of how to best convey our point to the reader. The words we choose and how they go together can affect the reader's perception of our company, the message, and us. People assess our expertise, education, and background based on these criteria. Thus it is important to know your audience enough to gauge the tenor of your writing.

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Topics: grammar, writing style, formal writing

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