Be Very Careful How You Post Online

November 29, 2016 – 2:26 pm These days, with social media becoming a part of our everyday lives it is increasingly important how you present yourself in writing in the online world. Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram and other such social media platforms have become an important part of the way many of us communicate on a ...

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Get That Application Letter Right

October 30, 2016 – 2:51 pm There are two main types of application letters; job application letters and college admission application letters. These letters are very important because they are the first thing about you that the addressee of the letter will see. That’s right; they will see your application cover letter before they have had ...

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Words Commonly Confused and/or Misused (2)

September 29, 2016 – 2:30 pm A few months ago I posted the first in a series of articles I have written about words that are often used incorrectly. That was an extension and expansion of a similar series I had done about three years before that. This current post is the second in my latest ...

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Academic Writing Style – APA and MLA Set the Standards

August 30, 2016 – 12:34 pm It’s back to school time again, all across North America. In fact, where I live many of the younger kids are already back to school. Most universities and colleges will be back in action after the Labor Day weekend. As we all know, school (at any level) is a place where ...

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Why You Should Develop Your Practical Writing Skills…

July 29, 2016 – 7:43 pm Did you know that the ability to write for practical purposes can be a very important and powerful ability? Really! Becoming proficient at letter writing, for both business and personal purposes, can help you advance in many different aspects of your life. As evidence of this, the following paragraphs describe a ...

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Don’t Neglect Your Resume Cover Letter

June 29, 2016 – 8:30 pm Recently, I was helping out both my daughter and a friend with the job application process. During this period I was reminded of how the focus among most job applicants is almost entirely on the resume or cv. Most often, the cover letter gets lost in the rush to apply, ...

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Words Commonly Confused and/or Misused (1)

May 31, 2016 – 12:41 pm A couple of years ago I posted a series of articles about words that are often used incorrectly. This is the beginning of another multi-part series on a similar subject but with even more confused and/or misused words than before. I’m starting the list of words in alphabetical order and ...

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Two Hundred Thousand Subscribers and Counting…

April 29, 2016 – 6:25 pm Time certainly does fly! It’s hard to believe that 15+ years have gone by since I offered my first free “writing help” courses via e-mail! In fact, over the past 15 years or so, more than 200,000 people in 220+ countries have signed up for one or more of my ...

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Proper Preposition Phrases

March 30, 2016 – 1:23 pm On a daily basis, I see and/or hear improper preposition usage. In fact, it drives me crazy when I hear supposedly well educated people on national radio and TV misuse common prepositions in their reporting of the news and current events. Just to be clear as to what I’m talking about ...

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Writing A Good Resume Is Essential

February 27, 2016 – 4:13 pm Making sure that you have a well written resume (or curriculum vitae) is always important. If you don’t take the time and trouble required to craft a good resume you will be sabotaging yourself. In fact, your resume or CV is likely to be one of the most important documents ...

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