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

by Mary Cullen on Sun, Apr 1, 2018

Looking for help with your next proposal?

Preparing a proposal is an important but often daunting task. From preparation, to design, to review, there are many stages to achieve a winning bid.

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What is Technical Writing? [New Definition for 2018]

by Tom DuPuis on Mon, Mar 19, 2018

 

Are you looking to understand what technical writing is and how you can become more proficient?

Technical writing continues to be a highly coveted skill in the professional workplace. Demand is expected to grow at 10% from 2014 to 2024. This is faster than the average for all occupations.

In this article we will show you an average day for a technical writer, how to improve your skills when writing complex documents, and why the field is quickly changing.

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Topics: technical writing

Professional Tone in Business Writing [A Guide for 2018]

by Mary Cullen on Wed, Mar 14, 2018

tone in writing

“But, does it have the right tone?”

You’ve likely asked yourself this question, if not your colleagues or friends. And it’s not an easy one. Business writing is challenging not only to communicate the intention, but to communicate it in the right way.

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6 Advanced Grammar Mistakes

by Mary Cullen on Sat, Mar 3, 2018

March 4th is Grammar Day and we are celebrating with a new infographic with six advanced grammar mistakes. Each year Grammar Day presents the opportunity to review tricky grammar mistakes that can cause trouble for even the most advanced writers.

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Topics: Grammar and Usage

How to Write and Format a White Paper: The Definitive Guide (2018)

by Mary Cullen on Wed, Feb 7, 2018

You’re ready to compile and share your company’s deep knowledge of your industry. A white paper seems like the perfect format. It’s a useful product to highlight your company’s expertise and a valuable tool in marketing.

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Peak, Peek, and Pique. How to Use these Homophones Correctly.

by Tom DuPuis on Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Homophones are words that sound the same when spoken but have different meanings and spellings.

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Topics: Business Grammar

How to Write a Winning Business Proposal [Ultimate Guide for 2018]

by Mary Cullen on Wed, Dec 20, 2017

 

 

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 solution brings to a client’s problem.

Yet, not every proposal puts your business’s best foot forward. There are a lot of aspects to consider. From the audience to the content to the formatting, each part of a winning business proposal requires thoughtful planning and development.

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Holiday Out-of-Office Email Tips [3 Copy and Paste Examples]

by Mary Cullen on Tue, Dec 19, 2017

‘Tis the season for out-of-office emails!

Yes, with all the holiday planning of feasts and gifts and decorations, there is also the important task of drafting your holiday auto-responder text. You need to let your colleagues and clients know that you’ll be away from your desk celebrating the spirit of the season (and not reading their emails!).

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10 Best Proposal Examples [With Critical Critiques]

by Mary Cullen on Wed, Dec 13, 2017

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

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Topics: Business Writing Proposals

4 Types of Business Writing [And When to Use Them]

by Tom DuPuis on Fri, Dec 1, 2017

 

The world of business writing can seem vast. Each office seems to have variations of documents, each with their personalized templates and industry focus. Varying scenarios require varying forms of business writing. However, the innumerable documents can be distilled into to four main categories.

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Topics: Business Writing Skills