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An Example Complaint Letter
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.

How to Format a Chronological Resume
How to Format a Chronological Resume

Writing a great resume is your first step in securing a job. The confusing part about resumes is that there are several different types to choose from: functional, chronological, combination, targeted, and mini are just some of the available resume formats. In this article, we’re going to discuss the chronological resume—what it is, and how to write one.

Scribendi Review: Microsoft Office 2010
Scribendi Review: Microsoft Office 2010

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.

Punctuation Marks
Punctuation Marks

In “Understanding Punctuation,” we covered some of the most common punctuation marks used in English writing. Now, let’s look at a few more punctuation marks in further detail.

Which vs. That
Which vs. That

Contrary to popular belief, "which" and "that" do not function in a similar capacity. Although "which" and "that" are both pronouns, they are not interchangeable. "Which" is used for non-restrictive phrases and "that" is used for restrictive phrases.

Effective Time Management
Effective Time Management

If you're the type of author who is forever checking status updates on social networking websites, then the following are some time management skills that may help you buckle down and find the time to write.

Proofreading Marks: What Do They Mean?
Proofreading Marks: What Do They Mean?

A proofreader uses a series of proofreading marks and symbols to suggest changes, correct spelling errors, improve punctuation and generally enhance the quality and readability of a hard copy document.

Editing and Proofreading Tips for Bloggers
Editing and Proofreading Tips for Bloggers

These editing and proofreading tips for bloggers will help the you optimize your posts and get the most out of your online publications.

Acronyms and Initialisms
Acronyms and Initialisms

Scribendi provides tips to help you use initialisms and acronyms correctly in your writing.

The Post-Interview Follow-Up
The Post-Interview Follow-Up

A post-interview follow-up letter will show your potential employer that you are grateful for the interview opportunity, as well as committed to the position. A follow-up letter will also give you one last opportunity to make an impression.

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