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 ...

Never Write A Proposal From Scratch

Monday, June 29th, 2015

A very important lesson I have learned over the years is that one should never write any type of proposal document from scratch. It’s way too hard and just not necessary anymore. This is something I learned the hard way many years ago, after slaving away to write my first ...

Secrets For Writing Better Business Reports

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Writing a business report can be one of the most difficult writing tasks we face, whether it's for work business or school business. In fact, people often cringe at the thought of writing a "business report". Granted, these are somewhat more complicated than business letters, but if approached in ...

7 Key Letter Writing Essentials

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

The main reason why I started my network of writing help websites more than a decade ago was to provide people with practical letter writing help. Even though I later branched out to cover a wider variety of writing-related and publishing-related subjects, letter writing is still the number one subject ...

Well Written Meeting Minutes Are Mission-Critical

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

My online article about how to write good minutes of meetings continues to be one of the most popular subjects among visitors to my main writing help website. About three years ago, I posted an article about that subject on this blog which was actually an abridged version of a ...