The ability to write clearly and concisely at work is essential for efficiency. Yet many team members struggle to write easy-to-read and grammatically correct communications, from emails to reports to...
Many workplace communications, from emails to reports, never get read. One reason for this could be information overload or lack of time on the part of the reader. Another reason is that poorly written communications are simply too much hard work to read.
I still remember feeling devastated back in university when my lecturer returned my first Writing 101 assignment with the comment ‘Not bad for a first draft’. My masterpiece that I’d slaved over during the past week lay bleeding in my hands, riddled with red.
Often the most challenging part of a report to write, the executive summary is possibly the most important. The executive summary provides a quick overview or synopsis of your report and may be the only part of your report that gets read. So it’s important to get it right.
Punctuation is one of the most misunderstood aspects of written English. Out of fear of getting it wrong, some people employ avoidance tactics and barely use punctuation at all. Others use punctuation willy-nilly in the hope of at least getting some of it right.
Loaded meanings: the challenge of choosing the right word
In times of crisis, or when trying to convey a sensitive message, it can be difficult to find the right words. Dictionaries help us by providing definitions, but these definitions don’t always convey the emotions or deeper meaning behind a word. Can we be sure our readers will infer the meaning we intended?
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