A Style Guide for Every Writer

Zach Wolfe Martin Editing Tips, Grammar, Technical Writing, Writing Tips

Style guides are a critical element to help content producers keep their writing consistent and facilitate easier collaboration on documents. They provide guidance on everything from capitalization and punctuation to correct citation formats and use of numbers. But first you must decide which style guide is right for you.

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Ten Word Slipups to Avoid

Lori Baxter Editing Tips, Grammar, Writing Tips

Sometimes our writing mistakes are things we would catch with closer review. Other times, we may not know or remember the correct usage or spelling. Here are ten common word slipups you should avoid in your business writing.

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Enjoy More Daylight: How to Streamline Your Email Communications

Lori Baxter Writing Tips

On Sunday, we sprang into spring by setting our clocks ahead one hour. This first day or two of Daylight Saving Time can bring mixed emotions—distress for having lost an hour of sleep, yet also excitement for having gained an extra hour of daylight (which for those of us living in the Pacific Northwest is a much-anticipated event). I don’t …

Lifting the Block on Creativity

Lori Baxter Writing Tips

How can you get writer’s block if you aren’t even a writer? In the information age, anybody’s job description can include some kind of writing. That means anybody can suffer from writer’s block or any other kind of creative block. Deadline is approaching. You have to be cunning, creative, even brilliant. But after a half hour of staring at the …

How to Beat the Bull: Eliminating Jargon from Your Writing

Lori Baxter Writing Tips

Much of today’s business communication is overloaded with jargon and corporate buzzwords.  Dilbert author Scott Adams has made millions by poking fun at the language used in the business world, and shows like The Office have become favorites for parodying workplace dialogue. But when poor business communication starts costing you sales, it is no laughing matter. Does Your Business Writing Stink? …