Business Writing Blog2019-08-18T05:42:47+00:00

Use Simple Punctuation in Business Writing

The clearest business writing uses the simplest punctuation marks because they help the reader navigate through the text most easily. Rarely use these punctuation marks. Some punctuation marks do not make business writing clearer. They may even cause confusion for three reasons: Business writers use them in nonstandard ways so the meanings of the punctuation marks are not clear to     Read More . . .

By |August 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Best Practices for Writing Numbered and Bulleted Lists

Bulleted and numbered lists in business writing help readers see and understand the list items easily. When lists are embedded in paragraphs, the list items are jumbled together in a mass of words. However, text that does not have a recognizable set of items is clearer when the writer keeps the text in paragraphs. This explanation     Read More . . .

By |August 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Simple Way to Find and Fix Business Writing Errors

You want your business writing to be as correct as you can make it for three reasons: • It ensures readers are receiving the message you wanted to send. • It impresses readers with your attention to detail. • It shows readers you are educated and intelligent. If you send out business writing that consistently contains writing errors, your team     Read More . . .

By |August 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Write Clear Technical Writing for Non-technical Readers

You can communicate technical information to non-technical readers by adjusting the vocabulary, examples, explanations, and level of detail. Writing simply so non-technical readers can understand your content does not mean dumbing down the technical writing. In this blog, I explain how you can write so non-technical writers understand the content, without dumbing down the technical writing.The content of business writing     Read More . . .

By |August 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

10 Highest Ranked Business Writing Courses

Enrollments in the online business writing courses are the strongest indicator of which online writing courses are evaluated well by graduates. These are the 10 highest ranked online writing courses from the 45 Business Writing Center courses. 1. Business Writing Skills The highest ranking business writing course is the Business Writing Skills course. It teaches the best practices business people     Read More . . .

By |August 10th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

6 Best Practices for Clear Business Writing

Business writing must be so clear that 100 percent of the readers understand 100 percent of the message 100 percent of the time. Unfortunately, the average businessperson comprehends writing at a 10th grade level, meaning some readers comprehend at the 8th or 9th grade level. To make matters worse, most businesspeople scan email to get the general idea and respond     Read More . . .

By |August 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments
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