Posted by: Jack Henry | January 27, 2016

Editor’s Corner: Preaching to the Haters

I’m sure some of you wonder why I send you emails every day, especially if your manager signed you up under duress. Today, I want to take a minute to remind you of why grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, and writing well is important.

Even if you are not a writer, chances are that you are required to write for your job. Whether you write emails to clients, business designs, product descriptions, programming notes, user documentation, articles, warnings, marketing campaigns, or something else, what you say and how you say it is important. When you communicate clearly, you are generally viewed as being more credible and more capable of doing your job. This is particularly important when writing to clients.

You may think that reviewing or relearning the rules of writing well are a waste of your time. I would argue that no matter what your position is here, spending 5–10 minutes a day to improve your communication is worth it.

Choosing your words carefully, proofreading your writing, and using proper grammar and punctuation will only help you communicate better, stronger, and faster at work. Try to make a little time each day to improve and polish what you write.

Kara Church

Technical Editor, Advisory

619-542-6773 | Ext: 766773

Symitar Documentation Services

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