Asia

How to Use the Semi-colon

No punctuation mark gets as widely neglected or abused as much as the poor misunderstood semi-colon. Writers who avoid using it in a misguided attempt of a ‘if I ignore it, it doesn’t exist’ sort of scenario are just as guilty as writers who misuse it as an alternative to the comma. Using a semi-colon…

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Editors Help You to Establish Your Voice

A good editor is much more than someone who cleans up grammatical mistakes and typos. They’re someone you can turn to say what you want to say much more clearly and succinctly. An editor who knows what they’re doing reads your essay or business paper as a whole before they attempt any work on it.…

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Find Your Definitive Writing Style

There are a number of types of writing that are incorrectly labeled as being styles of writing. Your writing style is something that sets your writing apart from others, something that makes your writing engaging and easily identifiable as having come from you. People describe the first, second or third person as being styles of…

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How Writers Can Avoid ‘The Paralysis of Analysis’

The ‘paralysis of analysis’ is a term I once heard from a teacher who was lecturing on the pitfalls to avoid in your study and work habits. As I entered the workforce, I found that the term was extremely useful to remember and a habit to try to avoid at all costs. The term refers…

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WEF East Asia

The World Economic Forum (WEF) for East Asia kicks off in Bangkok this week, and we played a role as editors of the Thailand Competitiveness Report 2012, a lengthy piece that will be given to the forum’s participants, including CEOs and other top business executives, and government leaders. Under the theme of connectivity, the report…

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