What is a collective noun? A collective noun is a single word that encompasses more than one single item. In this blog, we will show you lots of examples, as well as show you how to properly use the singular and plural versions of the collective noun.
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What is a business proposal? Basically, a business proposal is a sales document. It’s more than just an estimate of how much a job would cost. Business proposals are meant for the really big, high priced jobs where a lot of work will be involved.
Even if you’re not a grammar nerd, it’s important to recognize and avoid common grammar mistakes. To help you avoid them, we’ll cover 20 of the most common grammar mistakes that appear in both day-to-day and professional writing.
If “send follow up email to client” is at the top of your to-do list, this blog post is for you. We’ll cover some basic rules about follow up emails, the top three reasons you would want to send a follow up email to a client, and what to include in your email to gain […]
Knowing how to write a sentence may already be second nature to most reader. But do you remember what makes a good and grammatically correct sentence? In this blog, we will explore the building blocks of how to write a sentence that’s readable and memorable.
What is professional writing? This is one skill that is valuable in today’s world of ever-shrinking attention spans, and can help you stand out from the crowd when trying to land a job. Professional writing seeks to inform, persuade, or instruct others. Read on to learn more about what professional writing entails.
Sometimes the small things are what win the day. Sending a follow up email after meeting with a client or colleague is one of those small things that can make a big difference. Check out these best practices and basic components to make your follow up email effective for you and the recipient.
An audience analysis is absolutely essential to making a great speech. Without analyzing your audience prior to writing your speech, you are in danger of…well, not doing well. We’ll look at three major categories of audience analysis to help you better understand and endear yourself to the audience you want to reach.
Choosing between affect vs effect is like choosing between nouns and verbs. The fact that they’re homophones makes it more challenging! We’ll cut through the confusion and explain the difference between affect and effect: what they mean, when to use each one (and when not to), and even their pronunciation.
In Part 1 of our blog series on comma usage, we covered some of the basic comma rules. In Part 2, we’re going to cover the more intricate comma usage found in sentences.