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Simple or simplistic?

Think twice before you choose simplistic over simple to describe something that you wish to promote or praise! These words share the same root and are confused more often than you’d think. Whether describing someone’s work, a product or a style, keep in mind … Continue reading

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Confusing Apostrophes

A friend recently wrote, “I see so many apostrophe usages I’m not sure if it goes before or after the s!” She’s not alone. Here’s an easy solution. To show possession, simply add ’s to the word in question. Like this: … Continue reading

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Silence is golden

Use silence when you speak. In a presentation or conversation, you’ll appear more confident if you don’t rush in to fill up every second with words and more words. Deliberate long pauses function like white space in a document. I … Continue reading

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Its or it’s, you’re or your?

Not an issue in a text or tweet, but confusing these words can work against you in a more formal document. These common spelling mistakes are simple to avoid. When unsure, just read the sentence in question by substituting “it … Continue reading

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Two senses are better than one

When proofreading, try reading your writing out loud. You’ll often hear mistakes that you may not see. Or try recording your proofread and play it back as you do your mark up. You’ll catch even more errors and tune into … Continue reading

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