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Since vs. Because [Are They Interchangeable?]

by Mary Cullen on Mon, Nov 12, 2018

According to the APA Style Blog, "since" and "because" have specific meanings and should not be interchanged:

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How Many Spaces Should Be After a Period? (One vs. Two)

by Mary Cullen on Fri, Oct 12, 2018

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Here is a client question received today, which I often hear in business writing courses:

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Topics: Business Writing Skills

Instructional Solutions Celebrates 20 Years [Here is What We Learned]

by Mary Cullen on Wed, Sep 26, 2018

I’d like to share with you why I founded Instructional Solutions 20 years ago this month and offer three tips about writing, business, and life.

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87 Advanced Business Writing Tips [That Actually Work]

by Mary Cullen on Wed, Sep 19, 2018


I'm excited to share these top 87 business writing tips with you.

They were honed while I studied English Literature and Rhetoric, taught writing at the university level, and worked with thousands of individuals and hundreds of companies to help people write better at work. Many of these tips come directly from our award winning online business writing courses

My hope is these tips help you enjoy writing, better communicate at work, get ahead in your career, and grow your business!

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Topics: Business Writing Skills

How to Write a Business Email (Updated for 2018)

by Mary Cullen on Mon, Jul 23, 2018

Business emails are a pillar of modern communication. On any given day, the average office worker receives over 80 emails.

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17 Proofreading Techniques for Business Communication

by Mary Cullen on Mon, Jun 18, 2018

Proofreading Techniques

Finally. Your document is just about complete. It’s been written, reviewed, compiled, and re-reviewed. With the final edits in place, it’s now ready to be proofread.

Proofreading can seem like a simple task in business communication. However, the attention to detail and intense focus it requires means that proofreading is as challenging as it is important.

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Topics: Proofreading

127 Top Business Jargon Examples [And How to Fix Them]

by Mary Cullen on Tue, Jun 5, 2018

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Topics: improve business writing, Business Writing Etiquette, Effective Business Writing, Business Writing Style, Etiquette

Instructional Solutions Launches Free Writing Tool to Eliminate Jargon

by Mary Cullen on Tue, Jun 5, 2018

Writing a story? View the entire press kit here.

Instructional Solutions, a business writing instruction leader, has launched the Jargon Grader to eliminate one of business writing’s biggest problems: jargon.

The free, web-based tool allows business writers to paste in their own text for assessment. The Jargon Grader highlights how many times jargon appears in that text and identifies the words needing clarification.

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How to Format a Business Proposal (With Examples)

by Mary Cullen on Wed, May 23, 2018

 

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Capitalization Rules for Professional Business Writing

by Mary Cullen on Thu, May 10, 2018

Social media, job titles, and different software or email requirements have all added to a growing confusion regarding capitalization rules. Let’s review some of the major rules for capitalization.

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