Archive: Effective Writing

A Stylebook can Save Embarrassment

For questions about accepted usage and punctuation, a stylebook is a must Ever wonder whether your company’s “band-aid solution” requires that band-aid be capitalized? And are you closed for a holiday shut-down or a shutdown? These and many other...

Want to Influence? Can the Slides

An article in the Burlington (Vermont) Free Press this week discusses the increasing disdain for PowerPoint, and it’s worth noting. (See  http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/200910050415/NEWS02/91004005) The article refers to a British...

Not All Writing is Really Writing

There are many more people playing baseball in Sweden these days than were 15 years ago, but how good do you think Swedish baseball is? That occurred to me when I saw the headline on a short New York Times piece, “We are all writers now.” Well, maybe...