Main Menu
Home / Career / 7 Quick Tips for Better Business Writing

7 Quick Tips for Better Business Writing

In an article for Inc., Christina DesMarais cuts through all the nonsense and delivers seven fast tips to improve your business writing right now. So here they are!

  1. Limit preposition use when possible. Those are words like “for, of, about,” etc. Her examples include using “the December 1 budget meeting” over “the meeting on December 1 about the budget.”
  2. Avoid using “very,” as there is probably a better word that could preempt needing to use very at all. Example: “Colossal failure” instead of “very big failure”
  3. Try to write in the active voice, which means reducing use of “to be” verbs.
  4. Avoid jargon and needlessly big words.
  5. Use exclamation points sparingly if you want to maintain your credibility!!!!!
  6. Limit emails to five or fewer sentences unless there is a great reason to do otherwise. Three sentences is ideal.
  7. Read your writing out loud, to ensure it flows and to catch mistakes.

You can view the original article here:

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

Check Also

The Other Kind of Inequality, Explained

Are you aware of the other kind of inequality–inequality between actual businesses? This short video …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *