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By Lauren Starkey

Studying how one can write in a transparent, geared up, and blunder unfastened demeanour is what Goof-Proof company Writing is all about-the fundamentals of fine writing, from association to mechanics, are damaged down into 50 uncomplicated Goof-Proof ideas. Goof-Proof enterprise Writing covers every thing a enterprise seasoned must comprehend to put in writing higher, resembling tips on how to set up concepts, objectives an viewers, understanding what to assert and the way to take action in actual fact, and the best layout for communique. whilst reputations are at the line and purely the simplest enterprise writing will do, make it Goof-Proof!

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Kelly Guzman B e i n g U n a w a re o f Yo u r A u d i e n c e Dear Hannah: I just received your e-mail about the morale seminar. What a terrific idea! I’m certain that my group can benefit from this information. Please mark me down for a spot, and I’ll mark my calendar. Contact me at extension 222 to confirm. See you next Thursday, Kimberly Janey In the first example, Kelly’s tone is flat. She uses passive words such as hope and wish, which give the reader the impression that the writer isn’t a person of action.

Clear: The spell checker often comes in handy when I am writing on the computer. Wr i t i n g W i t h o u t C l a r i t y RULE #20: Avoid Unclear Pronoun References Pronouns should be used only when it is clear to whom they refer. ● GOOF-PROOF IT! ● Another common mistake that interferes with clarity is the use of unclear pronoun references. ) For example: I went to the meeting with Ted and Fred, and we took his car. Whose car? His could mean either Ted’s or Fred’s. The writer needs to use a proper name instead of the pronoun in order to eliminate the possibility the reader will not understand him or her.

Ambiguous: I went to see the doctor with a severe headache. Clear: I went to see the doctor because I had a severe headache. Ambiguous: The famous artist drew stares when he entered the room. Clear The famous artist received stares when he entered the room. Ambiguous: When writing on the computer, the spell checker often comes in handy. Clear: The spell checker often comes in handy when I am writing on the computer. Wr i t i n g W i t h o u t C l a r i t y RULE #20: Avoid Unclear Pronoun References Pronouns should be used only when it is clear to whom they refer.

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