Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Words Commonly Confused and/or Misused (3)

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

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 ...

In Business Writing, Make Sure You Keep It Simple…

Monday, January 30th, 2017

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 ...

Writing Help Top 10 – 2016

Friday, December 30th, 2016

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 ...

Be Very Careful How You Post Online

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

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 ...

Get That Application Letter Right

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

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 ...

Words Commonly Confused and/or Misused (2)

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

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 ...

Academic Writing Style – APA and MLA Set the Standards

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

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 ...

Why You Should Develop Your Practical Writing Skills…

Friday, July 29th, 2016

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 ...

Don’t Neglect Your Resume Cover Letter

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

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, ...

Words Commonly Confused and/or Misused (1)

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

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 ...