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Katie Almeida Spencer

Katie is an experienced English as a Second Language instructor, tutor, and teacher trainer. She is very skilled at evaluating both the substance and language of business documents. Her writing critiques and instruction have received stellar evaluations from our clients at DuPont, Liberty Mutual, and Greenwood Resources. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Rhode Island and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

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Author's Posts

Learn Business English - The Definitive Guide

by Katie Almeida Spencer on Mon, Mar 20, 2017

 

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Topics: Business Writing Skills

How to Write a Formal Business Letter in English

by Katie Almeida Spencer on Mon, Mar 13, 2017

A formal business letter requires not only strong grammar and vocabulary, but also appropriate tone, format, and sequence.  

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Topics: Business Correspondence

14 Common Business English Email Questions Answered

by Katie Almeida Spencer on Mon, Feb 27, 2017

 

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What is Business English [A Simple Definition]

by Katie Almeida Spencer on Fri, Feb 17, 2017

There’s a lot more to learning a second (or third or fourth!) language than just vocabulary and grammar because languages are used differently in different contexts.

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Topics: Business Writing Style

A Beginner's Guide to Using Nominalizations in Business Writing

by Katie Almeida Spencer on Mon, Feb 13, 2017

As businesses become more international, so must our writing. Most of the time, good business writing skills transfer very well to global audiences, but there is some confusing vocabulary that global business writers should try to avoid.

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Topics: Business Grammar

Idioms & Phrasal Verbs in English Business Writing [common mistakes]

by Katie Almeida Spencer on Tue, Feb 7, 2017

As businesses become more international, so must our writing. Most of the time, good business writing skills transfer very well to global audiences, but there are some confusing verbs that global business writers should try to avoid. These are called phrasal verbs. 

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Topics: Business Grammar

How to Use Adverbs to Express Time [English Business Writing]

by Katie Almeida Spencer on Mon, Jan 23, 2017

As businesses become more international, so must our business writing. Fortunately, good business writing skills transfer very well to global audiences, but there is some confusing grammar that global business writers need to watch.

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Topics: Business Grammar

How to Write For a Global Audience [16 unexpected examples]

by Katie Almeida Spencer on Mon, Jan 23, 2017

As businesses become more international, so must our writing. Most of the time, good business writing skills transfer very well to global audiences, but there are some things that you want to keep in mind about intercultural relations. Lots of research has been done on this topic, so I’ll include links for further reading.

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Topics: Business Writing Skills

Effective Global Business Writing Skills: Avoid Complicated Grammar

by Katie Almeida Spencer on Mon, Jan 16, 2017

As with all business writing, you want to be clear and to the point. Convey your message as simply as possible and move on. For a global audience, you don’t want to use complicated or challenging grammatical structures. Instead, it is better to write short, clear sentences with simple grammatical structures. For example, the following two sentences:

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Topics: Business Grammar

6 Tips when Writing for a Global Audience

by Katie Almeida Spencer on Tue, Jan 10, 2017

As businesses become more international, so must our writing. Fortunately, good business writing skills transfer very well to global audiences. Here are a few helpful tips for writing for a global audience:

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Topics: Business Grammar