Sarcasm requires gestures, facial expressions, word inflections and all sorts of tiny nonverbal cues. Your recipient can’t see or hear any of these things in your email.
These are four words and phrases that are best left out of your written material.
If you’re writing a document that you will need to print and hand out (report, memo, newsletter, etc.), consider using a serif font to make the material easier to read and digest for your readers.
A copywriter is simply a writer – a writer stuck with a silly and needlessly confusing title.
We’re all used to hearing wasteful “filler” words – “um, uh, I mean, you know, like” in casual conversation and even in rehearsed lectures and presentations. So if you can wipe them from your vocabulary, you’ll stand out as a great communicator and an intelligent professional.
Often what we perceive as a block is really just a flaw in our approach to writing. Here are a few common reasons that people find it hard to start a document, and some tips to help you conquer the blank page.
Here is an issue with bipartisan support from our Congressional representatives. Congress apparently thinks that federal employees do not write well and intends to correct the problem. A bill has passed the House requiring agencies to use “plain language.” Haven’t we seen this before?