Tag: Email

Email Issues at EPA

By on January 30, 2015 in Agency News with 0 Comments

In another controversy involving a federal agency and Congress, a committee chairman in the House is asking questions about email from EPA’s administrator that have apparently been deleted.

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The Passive Aggressive Files: When Your Colleagues Can’t Quite Tell You the Truth

By on May 16, 2014 in Leadership with 0 Comments
The Passive Aggressive Files: When Your Colleagues Can’t Quite Tell You the Truth

You can’t avoid speaking or writing unpleasant truths by using the passive voice. Here’s why.

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Give Your Readers Clear Next Steps

By on October 7, 2013 in Leadership with 0 Comments

Don’t leave your readers wondering, “What am I supposed to do now?” Use this technique instead.

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The Passive Aggressive Files

By on August 5, 2013 in Leadership with 0 Comments

Here’s a new recurring post that will feature amusing real-world uses of the passive voice to hide, conceal blame, or soften criticism. This first one includes all three!

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Fill Out the 'To' and 'CC' Fields Last

By on July 18, 2013 in Leadership with 0 Comments

This simple habit can save you serious embarrassment at work.

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A Disgruntled Email Recipient Breaks His Silence

By on May 10, 2013 in Leadership with 0 Comments

To email writers everywhere… from email readers everywhere… we’re begging you: Please stop sending us emails that look like this.

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Apostrophe Catastrophes‎

By on April 10, 2013 in Leadership with 0 Comments

The author provides some tips on proper use of apostrophes in your writing.

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Why You Should Triple-Check Your Work

By on March 7, 2013 in Leadership with 0 Comments

When you’re finished writing, put your document away for a while-at least a day, if possible-and then proofread it slowly. Better yet, have someone else proof it for you.

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Email and Meetings Don't Mix

By on February 12, 2013 in Leadership with 0 Comments

It’s never a good idea to send an email while you’re in a meeting.

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