Business Writing Skills

Business Writing Style Top Tip: Positive Language

Bestselling author and management consultant Tom Peters lauded the value of decency and grace in business communication at the American Express Open ...

What is Business English? [A Simple Definition]

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 ...

Professional Tone in Business 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 ...

What is the Best Quarter Abbreviation Format?

As we kick off a new year, many of us plan work and strategies across the entirety of the year ahead. Business typically breaks years down by ...

10 Most Searched For Words in the Thesaurus

Here is a list of the top searched words in a thesaurus in the United States. Each item has the average number of searches a month and a few of the ...

When To Use Time Sensitive Salutations [Etiquette Mistakes]

Two participants in our Effective Business Writing course recently questioned why using “Good Evening” was not best practice for an email salutation. ...

How to Hone the Right Tone in Business Writing

Where is the line between personality and professionalism in business writing tone? How much of our personality should shine through our documents? I ...

Clarity: the Key to Perceived Truth in Business Writing

Worrisome new research out of New York University and the University of Basel indicates that imprecise business writing and jargon isn't merely ...

Recommended Business Writing Style Guides

  MOST RECOMMENDED The Gregg Reference Manual: A Manual of Style, Grammar, Usage, and Formatting, 11th Edition William A. Sabin, McGraw-Hill, 2011 ...

Business Writing Style Tools

This article offers a strategy reminder and a tool to measure your business writing clarity. Good strategy is summarized by Mark Twain, Ralph Waldo ...

My Most Trusted Business Writing Style and Grammar Guides

I am often asked which sources I use for business writing style and grammar guides. These are my most trusted sources: Business Writing Format and ...