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 ...

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, ...

Proper Preposition Phrases

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

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 ...

Writing A Good Resume Is Essential

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

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 ...

How To Keep A Letter On One Page

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

One of the key pieces of advice I include in all of my letter writing kits is that you should always try hard to keep a letter on a single page. In fact, about five years ago I made a post to this blog on that very subject. This article ...

Writing Help Top 10 – 2015

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

During 2015 more than 2.5 million 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 popular writing help ...

How To Write A Reference Letter

Monday, November 30th, 2015

At some point in life, many of us are asked by someone we know to write a general character reference letter on their behalf. If you haven’t been asked yet, it is likely you will be at some point. In fact, keyword searches and direct requests for information and samples ...

How Not To Write A Letter

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Just yesterday I was asked to review a letter that had been written on behalf of an organization with which I am involved. Sadly, if I was grading it, I would have to give it a mark of 6 out of 10, at best. This particular letter was addressed to ...

Common Irregular Verbs (5)

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

This is the final post in my series about the proper use of common irregular verbs in English. The previous post I did on this subject was back in March of this year. To find the others, just enter the term “irregular verbs” into the Search Box which is located ...