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I Won't Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here's Why.

I Won't Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here's Why. | Workplace Writing | Scoop.it
If you think an apostrophe was one of the 12 disciples of Jesus, you will never work for me. If you think a semicolon is a regular colon with an identity crisis, I will not hire you.
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Email language tips off work hierarchy - Science Daily

Members of the modern workforce might be surprised to learn that if they use the word “weekend” in a workplace email, chances are they’re sending the message up the org chart.
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Think before you write - Macmillan

Think before you write - Macmillan | Workplace Writing | Scoop.it

“Short words are best, and old words, when short, are best of all.” Thus, quoting Winston Churchill, began an editorial in The Economist that consisted entirely of one-syllable words."

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The reason why there’s nothing wrong

The reason why there’s nothing wrong | Workplace Writing | Scoop.it

"A brief discussion of the construction the reason why, and whether it ought to be replaced with the reason that."




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Nine Tips for Writing Excellent Request for Proposals (RFPs).

"How many times have you sent out a request for proposals and been disappointed with the responses you got back? Maybe they’re too long, too short, or just miss the mark. Or, if you’re a provider, how many times have you labored over a proposal only to find – on rejection – that it all hinged on a vital piece of information you didn’t have?"

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Ingredients For an Effective Project Proposal - PM Hut

The contents of an effective project proposal that gets results.

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Does this emoticon make my writing look unprofessional?

Does this emoticon make my writing look unprofessional? | Workplace Writing | Scoop.it

"Yes. But that may be ok every so often."

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6 ways your schoolteacher sabotaged your business writing

6 ways your schoolteacher sabotaged your business writing | Workplace Writing | Scoop.it
In grade school, Mrs. Pickering may have improved your syntax, your vocabulary, even your margins—but she’s not your audience anymore.
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Nature: Introduction to English Communication for Scientists

Nature: Introduction to English Communication for Scientists | Workplace Writing | Scoop.it
Nature offers a free e-book, English Communication for Scientists, with information on preparing manuscripts, poster sessions, even interactions during a conference.
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Top educational publishers Nature offer frr ebook on English for scientific publishing. Indespensible!

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WizardryWordz: What is Technical Editing?

"Experts in almost any field have difficulty in explaining specialist concepts to non-experts. It’s too easy to forget that what’s common knowledge to you is quite unfamiliar to someone else."

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Rhetorical Patterns - Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Ways of organizing information.

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TCWorld - When does terminology really pay?

TCWorld - When does terminology really pay? | Workplace Writing | Scoop.it

"With the help of interviews and a table calculation it is possible to calculate the costs incurred by a company when there is no terminology management. It is also possible to determine how the benefits of technology can be increased through a combination of personnel and software."

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Improvising authenticity – has the written speech had its day?

The bottom line is this: authentic is a style.
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Stop Writing Project Proposals - Smashing Magazine

Stop Writing Project Proposals -  Smashing Magazine | Workplace Writing | Scoop.it
After several years of writing proposals, we began to notice that something wasn’t right. As we considered the problem we noticed varying levels of pain associated with the proposal writing process.
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Emoticons Move to the Business World - Cultural Studies

Emoticons Move to the Business World - Cultural Studies | Workplace Writing | Scoop.it
The emoticon has migrated from the e-mails and texts of teenagers to the correspondence of professionals who pride themselves on their gravitas.
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Effective Professional Writing in English – Practical Principles and Tools to Raise Your Game (Part 1 of 2)

Effective Professional Writing in English – Practical Principles and Tools to Raise Your Game (Part 1 of 2) | Workplace Writing | Scoop.it

"If you’re reading this, it’s likely to be because your everyday..."

 

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Why Email Starts Fights! Video.

Ed Muzio, author of Make Work Great (www.makeworkgreat.com) explains why email starts fights, and when not to use it.
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How the News Media May Hurt – Not Help – Health Literacy Efforts

How the News Media May Hurt – Not Help – Health Literacy Efforts | Workplace Writing | Scoop.it

"Stories tend to exaggerate benefits of interventions and tend to minimize or ignore harms. The problem, in this case, could be filed under both the health literacy and numeracy categories. Many stories use relative risk reduction or benefit estimates without providing the absolute data."

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How can communicators manage difficult portfolio managers?

How can communicators manage difficult portfolio managers? | Workplace Writing | Scoop.it

“What you can do when portfolio managers think their topics and writing are great, but you know they’re not?”

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5 signs of a sloppy writer | Articles

5 signs of a sloppy writer | Articles | Workplace Writing | Scoop.it
Adopting a chatty tone—in other words, ‘writing like you talk’—doesn't let you off the hook when it comes to grammar and language rules. Here are a few you have to keep.
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Technical writing for non-technical readers – keep it simple!

When you write for your peers, you can use as many technical and esoteric terms as you like. Why? You know they will understand what you’re saying; you don’t need to explain what, to you, are e...
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What is Technical Editing? - WizardryWordz:

"With most projects, the audience for the material being edited is not composed of other technical people, and the editor is not the person responsible for ensuring the technical accuracy of the material. The technical editor is, however, sometimes responsible for technical accuracy of the text."

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Science Writing and Editing - Science Careers

Science Writing and Editing - Science Careers | Workplace Writing | Scoop.it
A collection of the best Science Careers articles on this popular career path for scientists.
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Mechanism Description: How to Analyze the Function, Appearance and Operation of an Object — Jerz's Literacy Weblog

"This document describes how to write a mechanism description (also called an object description). A mechanism description is a short report designed to convey to the reader a technical understanding of the function, appearance, and operation of a particular object. In one or two sentences, give the reader a quick overview of these three elements, before you lauch into the details."

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