Why is proofreading so hard?

People proofread ineffectively because of: Lack of time. We’re expected to proofread in moments when we need minutes. Lack of patience. We’re desperate to send off now what we’ve written. Lack of skills. 90% have had no proofreading training. Therefore, we need pals to proofread our documents after we’ve done …

What’s the # 1 mistake writers make?

In the on-the-job writing, the top mistake is clearly forgetting that people don’t read what we wrote them, they scan it.  Therefore, we must use: Shorter sentences. Shorter opening paragraphs. More lists (to present series). More subheadings (to announce topics).

Is humor in emails OK?

Is putting funny comments and jokes in emails OK? Writing from home? Yes. Writing at work? No. Same advice applies to :) …

Why did they ignore my email?

When people ignore what you wrote to them, take these steps. Examine what you wrote for flaws, such as not making your …