7 Tips to Improve Your Business Writing

Writing well is vitally important in any field you consider for your profession. Some people claim they are not good writers, but in order to be successful, you must be able to write well, and so it is something that you should continually work to improve. As writing is a craft, it’s an incredibly important […]

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The Art of Editing

* * * * * I remember finding the copy editing course I took at Towson University grueling. It was a required course during my first master’s program in professional writing. It was tedious and tiring. My eyes grew weary, and eliminating words became a game to me. When the professor told us to get […]

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5 Writing Crutches You Can Eliminate for Clarity

One of my favorite rules from Strunk & White’s “The Elements of Style” is this one: OMIT NEEDLESS WORDS. I make it a goal in my writing to say things as succinctly as possible. Mark Twain’s great quote, “If you see an adverb, kill it,” is one of my favorite writing quotes of all time. […]

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William Zinsser’s Mad Wisdom

“Few people realize how bad they write. Nobody has shown them how much excess or murkiness has crept into their style and how it obstructs what they are trying to say. If you give me an eight-page article and I tell you to cut it to four pages, you’ll howl and say it can’t be […]

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