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Announcing the launch of my new online training course Technical Report and Business Writing with ICE Training (The Institution of Civil Engineers). This course is designed for those who need to turn their technical knowledge and expertise into business documents, including … Continue reading
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Thanks to Councillor Graham Cox of Brighton and Hove City Council for his 4 Feb blog post against jargon, entitled ‘Who writes this stuff?’ He highlighted the following passage in a committee paper: In September 2013, the CCG Local Member … Continue reading
Recent research from Kingston Business School has identified seven ‘deadly sins’ of business email that can damage your mental health. Occupational psychologist Dr Emma Russell carried out research on 28 employees across different organisations. Her report identified the following habits … Continue reading
Writing at work requires a different skill set to writing academic essays or fiction. Here are five of my favourite quotes, from writers and business leaders, to help you get your point across more effectively. 1. You can have brilliant … Continue reading
Managing email in the workplace is not easy. But few organisations have taken such drastic measures as Ferrari. The Italian car manufacturer announced earlier this month that its employees would only be allowed to send internal emails to a maximum … Continue reading
Not sure which number format to use in your business document? Don’t worry – you’re in good company. Many people find this confusing, and there is a lot of contradictory advice out there. Remember – consistency is important, so if … Continue reading
I came across the findings of a recent survey by CPP Inc which looked at communication technologies and email etiquette in the workplace. Perhaps unsurprisingly, email is still regarded as the main cause of confusion. 64% of respondents said that … Continue reading