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When To Use Ellipses Over Etc.
All of us, at one time or another, run across punctuation or parts of speech that we’re not quite sure about. Maybe it’s something you recognize that’s kind of familiar—but you don’t feel confident enough to know exactly when—or how—to use it.Read more
To vs. Too vs. Two: Don’t Worry, It’s Not Too Hard!
It doesn’t matter if you’re creating a blog post, writing an email, or sending a text message—“to”, “too”, and “two” can be confusing. Homophones (words that sound the same but have different meanings, origins, or spellings) can be a challenge. While spelling and grammar checkers are impressively savvy these days, they won’t always give you […]Read more
Is It Apologize Or Apologise Or Apologies?
Contrary to what One Republic and countless rom-coms have told us, it’s never too late to apologize. But there is a right and wrong way to apologize to a friend or loved one—and you want to make sure you get it right the first time. Not only should it be sincere—it should also be well […]Read more
How To Write A Blog That People Will Actually Read
It seems like everybody’s writing a blog about something—from cooking to travel, spa days to sports, makeup to movies, and everything in between. In fact, the number of bloggers in the U.S. has already hit 31.7 million—and it’s only expected to grow!Read more
How To Customize Your Resume For A Captive Audience
Writing a resume that will catch a hiring manager’s attention is the first important step in landing your next big job. But with all the competition out there, how can you make yours stand out? After all, managers and human resource professionals are often tasked with sifting through hundreds of resumes for a single job […]Read more
Accept or Except? How to Use Them the Right Way
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been speaking the English language your entire life, we all get tripped up by words like “accept” and “except”. After all, they sound pretty much exactly the same but, when it comes to writing them down, they’re spelled differently—and they have different meanings.Read more
5 Tips for Nailing Your Tone and Messaging
From books, magazines, and blogs, to cover letters, resumes, and annual reviews, everything you read and write has its own tone and messaging. Whether you’re immediately aware of it or not—tone and messaging leave you feeling a certain way. Are you motivated after reading it? Angry? Happy? Sad? Uncomfortable? Concerned?Read more
How To Write a Speech Everyone Will Remember (In a Good Way)
Speeches have the power to move, inspire and celebrate some of life’s greatest moments—or make your audience scout out the nearest exit. To keep an audience engaged and deliver a meaningful or persuasive speech—you have to do more than stand up and give an impromptu talk to a room full of people. You need to […]Read more