In Search of the Right Word

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The right word in the right place. That’s the goal of every writer. But sometimes, the right word is elusive, ethereal, at the edge of perception. I squint into the middle distance, trying to catch a glimpse. Seldom am I successful.

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Word Peeves 2

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What’s with all the prepositions?

A preposition is supposed to work in combination with a noun or a pronoun to create phrases that modify verbs, nouns, pronouns or adjectives. When used as part of a phrase, they “convey a spatial, temporal or directional meaning.”*

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Empowering Email

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We send and receive a lot of email in the business world – an average of 100 messages a day in 2013, according to market research firm The Radicati Group. No surprise, that number is expected to rise. Radicati predicts the number of business emails to increase by 7{10058f2385f70e38f97c9f6fa0bcd7521a9610310e2b24a83a1073d40b598246} to 8{10058f2385f70e38f97c9f6fa0bcd7521a9610310e2b24a83a1073d40b598246} every year between 2013 and 2017.

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Taking the Bite out of Deadlines

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If variety is the spice of the writing life – and I believe it is – then deadlines are a staple. As a financial writer, I get to work on all sorts of projects, ranging from white papers and marketing collateral to regulatory shareholder reports and web-based articles. Every one of them has a deadline.

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In Praise of the Telephone

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Email has its place. But whenever possible, I prefer to use the telephone. Indeed, the telephone is one of the best business tools I know.

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