Words Commonly Confused and/or Misused (3)

March 28, 2017 – 4:29 pm Last September I posted the second in my series of articles about words that are commonly confused and/or misused and often used incorrectly. This series is an extension and expansion of a similar series that I did back in 2012-2013, which was quite popular at the time. This post is ...

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Introduction Letters Are Important Business Letters

February 27, 2017 – 5:39 pm For years now, the most requested letter samples and templates at my two main writing help websites are different types of “introduction letters” or “letters of introduction”. As usual, there is a lot of confusion as to exactly how one defines “introduction letters”; and how best to write them. Many ...

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In Business Writing, Make Sure You Keep It Simple…

January 30, 2017 – 6:34 pm Something I notice on a regular basis when I read business letters, memos, reports, and other such documents is the use of unnecessary words to over-describe a situation or condition. These are known as redundant or superfluous words. It’s very easy to get into this bad habit when writing. I ...

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Writing Help Top 10 – 2016

December 30, 2016 – 11:53 am During 2016 more than 2.5 unique visitors (i.e. different people) from over 220 countries visited my various writing help websites looking for information and templates to help them with writing projects of every type. As usual, my year-end post to The Write Place Blog lists for you the Top Ten most ...

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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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