Improve Your Business Writing Skills (A Step-by-Step Guide)

It can be confusing when we either realize or are told that we need to “improve our business writing skills.” “Better business writing" is a murky ...

87 Advanced Business Writing Tips [That Actually Work]

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 ...

Condolence Letter to Business Colleague for Lost Job

What to write when a colleague has lost a job? For any type of loss, including job loss, I recommend you err on the side of kindness and connection, ...

10 Best Proposal Examples

Earning more business starts most often with an effective proposal. Preparing a winning proposal means writing for the client and providing a clear, ...

8 Tools to Help You Create a Proposal [Free & Paid]

Looking for help with your next proposal? Preparing a proposal is an important but often daunting task. From preparation, to design, to review, there ...

How to Write a Business Email

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

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

Skilled business writing rejects jargon. Yet, industry-specific phrases and buzzwords are very commonly used. Even the best writers can fall into the ...

How to Write a Winning Business Proposal

A strong business proposal is a top opportunity to win new business. It is the ultimate sales document, a condensed version of all the value your ...

What is Business Writing? [A Simple Definition]

Business writing is such an interesting application of writing. It’s very pragmatic. Improving your business writing can propel both careers and ...

Racist Terms to Remove from Your Writing

The heart-wrenching events of the last few weeks and resulting protests and social reflection have launched a collective awakening about racism in ...

The Pros and Cons of Asynchronous Communication

With the rise of mobile work, you may have heard the term “asynchronous communication” thrown around strategic planning sessions or the blogosphere. ...

How Long Should a Proposal Be?

A great proposal can make or break a business deal. Your proposal lays out a persuasive plan regarding how you can help your client and why you ...

Proposal Title Pages: Title, Subtitle, & Design

First impressions matter. To put your best foot forward, you need to make sure your proposal has a killer cover page. Title pages can often be ...

Inanimate Possessives: two days’ time or two days time?

A wise client business grammar question: “There was always one grammatical mix up for me, and I would like your advice on it. Do we write: I will ...

How Many Spaces Should Be After a Period?

Image from Cult of Pedagogy Here is a client question received today, which I often hear in business writing courses:

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