“Grammar, grammar, who cares?” business professionals sometimes mumble. Well, you would be surprised at how many people do care, even those who are not writers. Don Ranley’s article on www.Ragan.com, titled “Seven Myths about Grammar,” touches on a few important points. Grammar and punctuation are important because they serve as the “cement” that holds the bricks together. It… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Editing
People take writing criticism personally, but negative feedback can be helpful by focusing on what you need to work on. Because writing is personal expression, people are sensitive to criticism, so they won’t ask others to read their work, and they often avoid going to writing workshops or reading books to improve their writing…. Read more »
A business manager who wants to get the most out of her writers should be a coaching editor who builds a collaborative relationship. Managers might not think of themselves as editors, but they are, given that they oversee the written content that their team produces. And the best editors, even those who are not managers,… Read more »
The writing craft requires that you think like both a writer and an editor because at the end of the drafting process, the two tasks are intertwined. Writing has three phases: drafting, revising, where you make changes and rewrite, and then editing. Many people think revising is editing, but there is a slight distinction. When… Read more »
The word “that” often is a surplus word, but sometimes it needs to remain in the sentence to avoid confusion.