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How to Eliminate Wordiness

Do you find yourself writing sentences that are far too long? Have you ever re-read a sentence and struggled to finish it in one breath? If so, you may be suffering from something called prolixity, or in laymen’s terms, wordiness. Our editors suggest several ways to help you avoid wordiness and increase quality. Continued...


How to Write a Business Plan

So you’ve decided to take the plunge. You have a fantastic business idea that you think will succeed, you’re excited about being your own boss, and you’re ready to turn your visions into reality. Congratulations—but don’t pop open that bottle of champagne just yet. In the world of entrepreneurship, a great business idea is just the tip of the iceberg. Continued...


ESL Writing Tips

You are a professional and are very proficient at academic writing in your first language, but when it comes to translating your work into written English, suddenly you don't know your "ifs" from your "ofs." This is natural in professional ESL writing, because writing in another language is a lot more complicated than speaking it. However, here are some helpful tips to improve your ESL writing. Continued...


How to Write a Business Pitch

A business pitch is a presentation, by one or more persons, to an investor or group of investors. The goal of a business pitch is generally to secure the resources and funding necessary to move forward with a business plan, or to continue forward with an already established business or venture. Continued...


An Example Complaint Letter

Writing a letter of complaint can be tricky, but the most important thing to remember is to be direct and tasteful. No one will take your complaint seriously if you are ranting and raving. Take a look at this example complaint letter for ideas on how you should approach writing a letter of complaint. Continued...


How to Write a Candidate Rejection Letter

The hiring process is never easy, and finding the perfect candidate can be a challenge. When you do find the individual you wish to hire, it is certainly to your advantage to notify the other applicants that they were not selected for the position. Before you say that you just don’t have the time to send letters to everyone you interviewed, let’s take a closer look at the candidate rejection letter and why it’s so important. Continued...


Is Your PowerPoint Presentation Getting You Down?

PowerPoint Presentations: A necessary evil? The bane of presenters and audiences everywhere? PowerPoint presentations get a bad rap, and often legitimately so, but it doesn’t have to be this way! A well-done PowerPoint can greatly enhance your presentation. Continued...


A Microsoft Office 2010 Review

I am, by trade, an editor and writer. So am I, the astute reader might ask, the right person to write an article entitled "A Microsoft Office 2010 Review"? The answer is quite simple. I am the right person to write this article because I am not an IT guy. Continued...


Seven Ways to Stay Awake and Alert

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you just could not stay awake? Let's face it, we've all been there. We have compiled a short list of reasonable ways to stay awake during life's less-than-exciting moments. Continued...


Editing and Proofreading Tips for Bloggers

Starting a blog is easy and once you do, you have the potential to reach millions of people. Unfortunately, the simple nature of blogs and blogging often breeds a careless mindset when generating a post. Bloggers are often too caught up in the thrill of their story or opinion to properly edit or proofread their piece. We’ve compiled a short list of tips in order to help the average blogger optimize his or her posts and get the most out of his or her online publications. Continued...




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