Luckily for us, writing resources are a
mainstay of college websites.
You can find answers to almost any question if you look online long
your text is sloppy or incorrect, your credibility will suffer. You
want your handouts or summaries to enhance your professional image so
be sure you take the time to follow the rules of good business
writing. If you are uncertain about a word usage, punctuation
grammar, check the excellent websites devoted to the fundamentals of
A misplaced comma or misspelled word can
cost you plenty in terms of professional image and business
You want your message to be clear, concise
correct and cohesive. Spellcheckers will not
catch words you misuse or typos that create another word.
Remember, the difference between Not and Now is a missed
Some of my favorite writing
resources are listed below:
Grammar guide from the University
of Chicago at Urbanna.
Guide to grammar from
Capital Community College in Connecticut. This is a great site for
answering specific grammar or usage questions.
Guide to confusing words
If you have problems remembering the
difference between affect
and effect or similar English words, this guide from the Writing Center
at teh University of Richmond will help.
Writing styles and tips
for adopting a professional tone can be found at the famous OWL
site at Purdue University. This is a good place to find style
guides for formatting business documents.
Hamilton College's Seven
Deadly Sins of Writing
is a useful reminder to all that if we get careless, our writing
suffers whether we are doing a business presentation or writing the
next New York Times
dictionary by Visuwords displays synonyms and helps
the discerning writer see the nuances of words in a visual
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