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Mary Cullen

Mary founded Instructional Solutions in 1998, and is an internationally recognized business writing trainer and executive writing coach with two decades of experience helping thousands of individuals and businesses master the strategic skill of business writing. She excels at designing customized business writing training programs to maximize productivity, advance business objectives, and convey complex information. She holds a B.A in English from the University of Rhode Island, a M.A in English Literature from Boston College, and a C.A.G.S. in Composition and Rhetoric from the University of New Hampshire.

Website: http://www.instructionalsolutions.com

Email: info@instructionalsolutions.com

Author's Posts

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

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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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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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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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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