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holiday newsletter

Holiday Newsletter

The opening song to Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof says it well.  “Tradition!  Tradition!  Tradition!”  As the calendar approaches the end of the year,  some will write an annual holiday newsletter to communicate with family and friends.  Others prefer to inscribe handwritten sentiments , while still others enjoy sharing their …

Letter of Recommendation

Write a Letter of Recommendation

Need to write a letter of recommendation?  The request most likely came by phone call or email.  It may be from a former student, a business colleague, or even a friend.  They need your recommendation to make them look spectacular to a college, prospective employer or some other important entity.  …

Writing email

Email Etiquette

Some experts suggest that the advent of the computer age makes the generation of hard copy correspondence passé. However, is there email etiquette to follow?  The obvious appeal of electronic mail is the speed with which it reaches its audience.  Most email programs allow return receipts such as those generated by the …

Legacy letter for son

Legacy Letter Written for a Young Man

He was a young man. He died last Saturday.  Just a couple of years ago, we helped him write his legacy letter.  He did not know the formal name of the document that would capture his words through eternity.  He did not have many worldly possessions to leave behind.  However, …

Business correspondence

10 Important Elements of Business Correspondence

At some point in life, almost everyone will feel the need to write business correspondence.  Whether the letter is to close a business deal or complain about defective merchandise, there are at least ten components to every business letter.  Here they are in brief outline form: Sender’s address: You have …

content

Give Your Marketing Content Sex Appeal

It is a well-known adage that sex sells. This applies to all types of writing, including information written for professional websites. Of course, this does not mean that your marketing content should resemble an excerpt from an erotica publication. Rather, it should be suggestive and seduce your reader to want more. …

Online Dating

Finding that Special Someone with Words – Online Dating

For many, the internet is an infinite source to search for companionship and even everlasting love.  Some go the gratis route and place advertisements on Craig’s List and free dating sites.  Others use paid websites, with the assumption that they will get better quality if there is an associated cost.  Social media has also played …

sympathy

An Expression of Sympathy

If it were not for social media, I might not have learned of three deaths this weekend.  All have their touch of deep sadness.  One, a young man, whose murder remains unsolved.  Another, a mother close to my own age, who I knew quite casually.  The last, the husband of an …

proofreading

YOUR KIDDING ME! (The Important of Proofreading)

Before you succumb to a fainting spell, the title of this blog was merely an attempt to get your attention.  Of course, I know I have used the term “your” to indicate the possession of kidding.  Obviously, I should have used “you’re” to shorten up the phrase “you are”.  Sadly, …

appearances

Appearances Matters

One cannot help but enjoy the beauty of the bumblebee as it gathers pollen.  Yet, this same bee has the potential for producing a lethal sting.  What is the difference?  Appearances matter. As part of my professional writing services, I perform marketing and writing tasks for an attorney.  When I stopped …

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