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My clients associate me with verbal business communication…however that’s part of what I offer.  Much of business communication is also written and that’s what this post is about.

How often have you or someone you know thought or maybe even said “Please help me!”  Good news…help is closer than you realize.  Here are a few guidelines to think about:

  1.  Examples of written communication include: resumes, cover letters, emails, slides, blogs, texts, bulletins, brochures, website content, and the list goes on.
  2. Know your intention or goal whether it be informational, instructional persuasive, or transactional.
  3. How is your comprehensiveness? Include all necessary details and relevant information.
  4. How is your accuracy? Include correct and updated data.
  5. How is your level of appropriateness? Include the right level of formality as well as the right tone.
  6. How is your clarity? Ensure your writing is understandable.
  7. How is your composition? Check your grammar and spelling.

Some areas to avoid:

  • Complex or difficult to understand verbiage
  • Weak (vs. powerful) language
  • Long sentence structure
  • Passive (vs. active) voice
  • Limited proofreading

Written communication does have this in common with verbal communication…it’s always about the other person or people. Therefore it pays to find out as much as possible about the recipient(s) of your written communication to help achieve your intention or goal.

We all use some form of written communication and many of us could improve our skills. You may be thinking you don’t have the time to do this and that’s where I would be happy to offer you assistance.

**Use my help as often as you need (e.g., a few hours per month).

**Use my help for different projects as they arise.

**Use my help in diverse ways (e.g., proofreading, editing, rewriting).

**Use your new free time in ways that suit you best and let me worry about the rest.

It’s as simple as that.  It all starts with a call 518-664-6004, email [email protected], or a virtual meeting.

My goal is for you to Write Right.