Limit your use of exclamation points in your formal business writing. Exclamation points may work better in texts and emails, where you should tailor your use to the recipient.
Sentences that sound better are likely to read better. Improve their sound by increase their sonic force. Using shorter words and more vowel sounds will increase sonic force, says author Joe Moran.
Tight writing is reader-friendly. It can also be interesting.
Looking for something to read—or to buy as a gift for the holidays? You may find ideas on this list of my 2020 reading. I especially enjoyed First You Write a Sentence. by Joe Moran (by the way, the period is part of the title; it’s not a typo). My favorite nonfiction book that wasn’t explicitly […]
Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. Oh, how could The Wall Street Journal miss this? Does the newspaper not employ proofreaders? I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.