Not everyone can just sit down in front of a keyboard and launch into polished business writing that pours onto the screen. Sometimes it’s not what we want to do anyway.
Generally, however, there are deadlines. If you do need to pick up the pace, what’s the secret?
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Embrace the revision process in your business writing. (Photo: dolgachov)
If at first you don’t succeed… join the club.
There’s no reason to be frustrated if you aren’t able to write exactly what you want on the first attempt. In fact, that may work to your advantage.
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Something either is unique or it isn’t. “Totally” adds nothing. (Photo: Google Maps)
Writers, when you use an absolute adjective like
always or never in a sentence, you’re making the claim that there are no exceptions.
Do you know what that means? It means that in a way, you’re challenging your audience to prove the statement to the contrary.
Whoa! Conflict as a result of one little adjective?
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Gourmet vs. gourmand: Julia Child probably knew the difference.
Although you may have read hundreds or even thousands of real estate listings about homes that feature a “gourmet kitchen,” does such a thing exist?
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Why do people call storms “she”?
One of the pet peeves of style books these days is the habit of referring to storm systems with personal pronouns such as “she” or “him.” Humanizing the weather has fallen out of favor, and that’s great news because the language tended to be quite sexist.
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