Posted by: episystechpubs | October 5, 2015

Editor’s Corner: Business Writing Tips

Today I am sharing some tips from grammarly.com on how to improve your business writing.

· Avoid wordy phrases and jargon. Instead, be clear and straightforward by using plain English so your audience can quickly understand your message.

· Use a consistent style (language, spelling, formatting, and punctuation) so your audience focuses on the message and are not distracted, for example, by inconsistent formatting.

· Write in a less formal conversational style.

[JS: Be careful with this tip. There are differences between spoken and written English. Use plain English so you do not sound rigid or like a robot.]

· Review your writing. Proofreading and editing are important; this is an opportunity to clarify your writing and omit careless or possibly embarrassing errors.

People are busy and they want you to get to the point as quickly and as clearly as possible. Keep these tips in mind when writing any type of business document.

On an unrelated note, I hope your Monday is not filled with meetings like this:

Thank you,

Jackie Solano | Technical Editor | Symitar®

8985 Balboa Ave. | San Diego, CA 92123 | Ph. 619.542.6711 | Extension: 766711

Symitar Documentation Services


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