ESG opinions can enliven your commentary

ESG opinions can enliven your commentary

ESG investing is hot. More and more individual and institutional investors are considering companies’ strength in terms of their environmental, social, and corporate governance characteristics. This is a topic you might want to discuss in your client communications. “Which Corporate ESG News Does the Market React To?” (membership required to view complete text) is a […]

Edit Yourself by Bruce Larson

My five favorite reference books for writers

A printed book is sometimes the best place to find a solution to your question about writing style, punctuation, or grammar. Here are my five favorite reference books. I have updated this list because my favorites have changed over time, most notably with the elevation of Garner’s Modern American Usage from the “honorable mention” list. […]

Mistake Monday

MISTAKE MONDAY for April 25: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. Hint: Try reading this out loud. I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

Top posts from 2022’s first quarter

Check out my top posts from the first quarter! They’re a mix of practical tips on grammar (#1, #5), social media (#2), blogging (#3), and writing (#4). My posts that attracted the most views during 2022’s first quarter: Pronoun question: is the Fed “it” or “they”?–This is an ongoing issue. I feel strongly about the […]

Webinar-day checklist

Your webinar-day checklist

If you’ve ever delivered a webinar, you know that things can go wrong—especially at the last minute. I created a webinar checklist when I delivered an investment commentary webinar via Zoom to a CFA Society last year. My goal was to minimize opportunities for problems to disrupt me. Unfortunately, I‘ve learned from experience about some […]