Category Archives: Recommended Resources

New special report available: “Put Your Writing to the Test”


Can you tell if your writing will get the results you want? Will that document, that letter, that brochure meet the goals you have for it? Is there some way to find out? Yes! There are four inexpensive methods you … Continue reading

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I’m blushing!


Molly DiBianca of the Delaware Employment Law Blog has been compiling some lists of writing resources, including 10 Humorous Writing Blogs and 20 Online Dictionaries. Her latest list is The Top 30 Blogs on Writing, and I’m pleased to say … Continue reading

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Link of the day: The Ridiculous Business Jargon Dictionary


Here’s a nice collection of the stupid words and phrases that so easily worm their way into our vocabulary: the Ridiculous Business Jargon Dictionary.

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The Chicago Manual of Style Online


The Chicago Manual of Style has been one of the references for writers, editors, and publishers for a century. And now it’s available—for an annual subscription—online. I’m stuck on my hardback edition, but I’m tempted by this offer.

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Recommended resource: A brief intro to copyright, and 10 big myths about copyright


If you write anything (and I do mean anything) but have never given copyright much thought, do yourself and everyone else a big favor and read Brad Templeton’s articles, A brief intro to copyright, and 10 Big Myths about copyright … Continue reading

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Online resource: Writing for science and technology


Here’s an online course worth looking at: Analytical Writing for Science and Technology. The course creator, Thomas M. Georges, has written more than 100 articles, some of the award winning, on various science and technology topics. His course includes 22 lessons on … Continue reading

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Review: Why Business People Speak Like Idiots


Have you ever arrived at the office on Monday morning and gotten all excited when you saw the new strategy memo in your inbox? Did you ever sit through a meeting and afterward say “That was the BEST employee benefits … Continue reading

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Review: The Elements of Style


The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr., and E.B. White (of Charlotte’s Web fame) is one of the most popular books on writing in the US. This slim volume (a mere 92 pages in the 3rd edition that’s on … Continue reading

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Just for fun


If you’re interested in neologisms (new words) and examples of how usage is evolving along with society, take a peek at Word Spy, Paul McFedries’ Web site "devoted to lexpionage, the sleuthing of new words and phrases. These aren’t ‘stunt … Continue reading

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