Entries by Susan Weiner, CFA

Improve your design skills with this book

Want to improve your design skills? Would you like to be able to look at something and have ideas about how to tweak its design? The Non-Designer’s Design Book: Design and Typographic Principles for the Visual Novice can help. 4 principles to improve your design skills I like how author Robin Williams tackles the four […]

Glossaries for investment and economic jargon

What can you do if you want to purge jargon from your vocabulary, but you don’t know how to explain investment and economic jargon in plain language? Glossaries can help. Online glossaries of investment and economic terms Here are some online options: Finimize Glossary—I like the conversational tone of the Finimize entries, but its entries […]

Top posts from 2018’s first quarter

Check out my top posts from the last quarter! They’re a mix of practical tips on proofreading (#1), punctuation (#2), white papers (#3), writing (#4, #5, #7, #8, #9), marketing (#6), and blogging (#10). I’m only listing one Mistake Monday post, although more were among the most viewed. Thank you, readers! However, one Mistake Monday […]

Does the end come before the beginning?

I was intrigued by the following tip in Draft No. 4, a book written by John McPhee, a staff writer for The New Yorker. I settled on an ending before going back to the beginning. It’s always good to have the ending in mind before you start a draft. That will take you to your […]