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First Drafts Shouldn’t be the Final

First Drafts Shouldn’t be the Final

Writers sometimes anguish over their first drafts, because initial versions are always rough. Anyone who has moved into a house or an apartment knows that you usually are concerned with simply getting the boxes and furniture into the new home; you will deal with...

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Use Judgment when Texting to Candidates

Use Judgment when Texting to Candidates

Using text messaging as a communication tool in hiring might be practical, but remember that writing leaves an impression. A recent story in the Wall Street Journal said some companies are turning to texting to communicate with prospects, because it is more convenient...

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The Problem with Reading and Writing in Snippets

The Problem with Reading and Writing in Snippets

"Constantly processing snippets of text and video might be changing our ability to think deeply," Maryanne Wolf, an expert in language processing, says. As people spend more time writing in snippets - Facebook posts, text messages, and clipped email -- Wolf ... "My...

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By Ken O’Quinn

Perfect Phrases for Business Letters (McGraw-Hill) Perfect Phrases for Business Letters

Provides the right words and phrases for any situation - quickly. The book was reprinted in Japanese because of high-volume sales there.


TD at Work — Business Writing for Managers

The Association for Talent Development invited Ken to write this 22-page booklet for the TD at Work series.

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    Reference Resources For All Writers

    Little, Brown Handbook, a simplified, comprehensive book on all aspects of writing. The Grammar Bible: Everything You Always Wanted to …

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