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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Personal Email Accounts and Official Agency Business

By on September 11, 2013 in Agency News with 0 Comments

One of our recent surveys asked our readers about the use of personal emails to conduct official agency business. The majority of those responding said that they do not use a personal email address for this purpose.

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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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