Since 1997, the Business Writing Center has provided business writing courses to business writers from over 7,000 companies around the world. During the last 12 years, the Center has identified the best business writing practices businesspeople are using that have an impact on readers, based on the Center's business writing courses. This article describes the 21 best practices for Read More . . .
The Recording and Writing Meeting Minutes course teaches how to write meeting minutes that satisfy an organization's needs. The Recording and Writing Meeting Minutes course takes you through every step in the process of deciding with your company what types of minutes to take, preparing for taking meeting minutes, recording your notes, writing meeting minutes, and distributing the minutes. Read More . . .
What the spellchecker and grammar checker do The spellchecker compares letters between spaces with the words it has in a dictionary that is part of the word processing system. It also checks a personal dictionary containing words you use that are not in the main dictionary, but which you don't want the system to stop at each time it does Read More . . .
Much business writing includes difficult or archaic business vocabulary and phrases people do not use in everyday speaking, such as "cognizant" instead of "aware," "initiate" instead of "begin," and "endeavor" instead of "try." Some writers feel business writing with difficult or archaic words is more businesslike and shows the writer's intelligence. Using common, everyday words feels to some writers like Read More . . .