Posts made in November, 2011

Business Writing: Be Sensible, Not Shakespeare

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

Business Writing: Be Sensible, Not Shakespeare

“There’s a thieves code in the corporate world”, says Patrick Gray, president of Prevoyance Group, a strategy consulting company: “I’ll use words that sound important but make no actual sense and give you the same privilege if you don’t call me out on it.” Mr. Gray’s advice: “Speak clearly and eschew cliché and you’ll set yourself apart.” I couldn’t agree more. Copyeditors who spend hours fine-tuning business copy see an ever-increasing glut of business jargon, or “corporatese”, in the documents we’re paid to work with: “bleeding edge...

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