Business Writing Skills

Why You Need Better Business Writing Skills by 2020—and Dozens of Ways to Improve

Do you have an activity or interest that constantly challenges you to learn? Horses top my list. They challenge me to keep learning because they are also learning. Every time we master one thing, it simply moves us on to the next. Plus riding more than one horse means learning one thing in different ways.… Continue reading Why You Need Better Business Writing Skills by 2020—and Dozens of Ways to Improve

Business Writing Skills

6 Reasons Why You Think You’re a Bad Writer—and Why You’re Wrong

Do you think you’re a mediocre or even a bad writer? That mindset is probably working against you. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy because you might not try to improve thinking there’s no point. And that attitude hurts you at work because you don’t try to improve. I’ve been pondering this mainstream attitude that so… Continue reading 6 Reasons Why You Think You’re a Bad Writer—and Why You’re Wrong

how to improve business writing skills
Business Writing Skills

How to Improve Business Writing Skills? Be Specific

If you’re wondering how to improve business writing skills, here’s one easy way: Be specific. You’re a better communicator when you're specific. If you mean three and you say a few, you’re being vague. If you mean three and you say three, you’ve been very clear in your business writing. That improvement in your communication… Continue reading How to Improve Business Writing Skills? Be Specific

Business Writing Skills

Business Writing Practice: Change to Active Voice and Clean Up the Clutter

Have you been told to use active not passive voice in your business writing? Probably. And if not, you're hearing it now. I came across a useful example of the passive voice and edited it below to illustrate the difference. Read through the before version and see where you would make changes, not only to… Continue reading Business Writing Practice: Change to Active Voice and Clean Up the Clutter