Posts Tagged ‘professional writing’

Writing Effectively for Business

The need for effective writing in the business world has never been greater than it has been since the dawn of the internet. Yet, effective business writing can still be summed up in two words: Tone and Clarity. When you’re writing for a company, your words are serving as a reflection of the company’s standards…

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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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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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