Writing is perhaps 20 percent creative; the other 80 percent depends on good time management. A strategic plan can save time and dramatically increase your output and efficiency.
Save your bottom line: Unclear messages tax the time and patience of colleagues, clients, partners, and execs. Clarifying and streamlining your emails, letters, manuals, and more will save your organization big bucks.
People can get pretty heated over hyphens — or the lack thereof. The Economist breaks down the etymology and semantics of this incendiary punctuator.
We all know we’re supposed to hook readers with the lede. But how do great writers inspire us? Read on at Ragan.
Check out this list from Entrepreneur to grow as a person and a leader.
Writers rely too much on the tired verb “to be,” says Ragan. Here’s how to eliminate it and put more zing in your stories.
No matter how corporate we are, we all have a personal side. Mine’s getting an outing on my new Huffington Post blog.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the new project, and please keep those corporate writing peeves coming my way!
It’s been a busy time for The Corporate Writer and her colleagues. We’re proud to have contributed substantially to a new website for a leading Midwest law firm, and are immersed in a similar project for another firm. We’ve also been working on a new website for a state university.
With so much going on, it’s been harder to chronicle the daily challenges facing writers of corporate communications. So I’m grateful to college pal Jeremy Epstein for providing today’s guest rant:
“I just saw a phrase referring to a variety of colors on a palate; of course, the opposite would be a mix of flavors on your palette or–even worse, but fortunately rarer–colors or flavors on a pallet. At least the latter gives a nice connotation of a forklift unloading a giant shrink-wrapped cluster of cardboard boxes, all filled with colors or flavors. Still annoying though.”
I will be posting more often in coming weeks. Meanwhile, please keep those peeves and whinges coming!