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February 27, 2020


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You will be missed - although I tended to not comment, I did pay attention to your comments. Thank you very much for all you did. Wishing a truly happy retirement!

David Wayne Reynolds

I have thoroughly enjoyed your posts and teaching.
Best wishes!

Jane Braynard Barr


I have enjoyed following you for many, many years and will certainly miss your informative writing. At the same time, I am glad you are taking some time to enjoy life and all it has to offer. Be adventurous, be free, and be well! You have most certainly earned a happy retirement.

With great appreciation,


Virginia Sowell

Enjoy your retirement, Lynn

You truly deserve it! I have enjoyed this blog and shared it when I could. Thank you for your thoughtful gift of helping us all to be better communicators.

Best wishes for a happy and fruitful future.

In all admiration,

Jim Baum


Agree with the above! Your writing is engaging, friendly, and informative. Thank you and continued success in the future!


Cathy Miller

From a purely selfish standpoint, I am so sorry to read this. But, as someone who is semi-retired from business writing, I totally get it.

It has been a real pleasure “meeting” you, Lynn, and I have enjoyed your breadth of wisdom. Thank you for all you’ve shared. All the best!

Allison Horak

Lynn, I'll miss you! Happy retirement! Know that you've been a big influence on me as a business writer and instructor. Many, many happy and healthy years ahead!


Congratulations, Lynn,
You've been a tremendous blessing to me and the friends I share posts with.
Thankfully, we have your book!

Anita Roberts

Thank you for sharing your wisdom and your heart with us these past several years. I always enjoy and appreciate your posts and will miss you. Wishing you all the best in your retirement.

Olivia MacDonald

Thanks, Lynn. I've enjoyed your take on good business writing, and have even joined in a time or two. Though I'm also retired, I still consult your book, Business Writing With Heart. I'll miss you but wish you a wonderful retirement.

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Wow! It is so rewarding to hear from you all!

LH, thank you for commenting THIS time. I appreciate your good wishes.

David, thank you for your positive feedback and the good wishes.

Jane, what a lovely sendoff comment! I appreciate your advice and your gratitude.

Virginia, thank you for your thoughtful message. It has meant a lot to me to communicate with you over the years.

Jim, thanks for the energetic feedback and good wishes.

Cathy, my business writing sister. I have missed hearing from you of late. Thanks so much for dropping in to say goodbye. Good luck with all the good fights!

Allison, your comment brought me a big smile. I will miss you.

Janice, thank you for your kind words. Mentioning that you have my book helped me realize that my connection with you will continue.

Anita, such a warm, thoughtful comment. I will miss you too!

Olivia, I'm honored that you continue to consult "Business Writing With Heart." Your comment brought me a big smile. Take care!


Jack Harrington

Thank you, Lynn, for a most engaging column. I enjoyed virtually every one of them since discovering your blog only two years ago. Failure of many to properly spell and use proper grammar has created a fine market for those who do. (should I have had a "to" before "use" there?). LOL, I'm nervous about writing even this for your eyes, fearing I'll have slipped up...again. Best wishes.

Brianna Morgan

Gosh, I'm sorry to hear this! I've learned so much from you. Your writing is so clear, with good examples. But all the best to you in your next life!


Thank you. I have felt more confident and better able to write more effectively with support from your tips. I wish you well.


Lynn, thanks for all you work over these years in creating your entertaining and instructive posts. Knowing that we could supply feedback (and receive yours) made us read even more attentively. We hope you will tell us (approximately) what you are doing next.

Adriano from Triest, Italy

Dear Lynn thanks a lot for your great work. It has been an inspiration and great help to the my work. With gratitude, best wishes for your future endeavors.

Sanjay Patil

Dear Lynn,
it was really great time reading your newsletter. this has helped a lot in professional career. Thank you very much for all you have done. wish you happy retirement life.


I am so sorry to hear this, but I fully understand your decision.

Unfortunately, I found your blog only a few month ago and even if it is becoming worst - because of my age and the decreasing ability to learn and remembering :/ - I learned a lot and I have already been able to detect and avoid failures which I made in the past.

Thank you very much not only that you shared your knowledge but also that you have been interacting with us all in such a “close” and kind manner.

Hope you will enjoy, whatever you will do and however you will spend your time, in the future.

Also hope that this post will not make that your “hair stand on end” (like we say in Germany :)


A search of my sent email folder tells me I first forwarded one of your blogs to someone else eight years ago, so I know I’ve been reading faithfully for at least that long, although only occasionally commenting. I can’t remember now what web search originally brought me to your blog, but I’ve never regretted subscribing, and I have enjoyed clicking through to read each and every one since then. Thank you for all the time you’ve devoted here over the years to helping your readers communicate better. Your advice is both informative and entertaining since it’s always accompanied by your wisdom, gentle humor, and humility. Best wishes for a long and wonderful retirement filled with joy and satisfaction.


Dear Lynn,

I will miss you. Thank you for providing your words of wisdom. I appreciate the time and energy you put into this blog. I did not realize it until reading that this blog has been active for 15 years, that I have been following you for most of that time.

Enjoy your retirement.


Thank you Lynn, for all your insights over the years. I've really enjoyed reading, and being guided, by your blog! With all best wishes for a fun-filled retirement! Nicola

susana rodrigues

Dear Lynn,
When I first read the title of this post, I thought that some tips on how to say goodbye to our readers were going to come. But I was wrong.
I (selfishly speaking) really am sad that you go. It was always so inspiring and useful to read your blog posts! You did a very good job, I learned a lot with you.
I wish you all the best, from the bottom of my heart.
Susana (from Portugal)


What a pitty! We will miss you.
Enjoy your retirement.
Greetings from Spain


Oh, Lynn--I will miss you! I have learned many things from you, and have shared your blog with others who were working on improving their own writing. I am a better communicator because of you, and am grateful for all you gave to your readers.

I wish you all good things in your retirement!


Lorelee Benz

Lynn, I feel like I'm losing a friend! Since I discovered your blog many years ago, it has always been the first resource I turned to for help with business writing. It has been tremendously useful to me and my team of administrative professionals, and I have enthusiastically recommended it to others whenever the opportunity arose. Thank you for your time and expertise! I will miss you but wish you all the best in your retirement!

Ken Wolf

I've been following your blog for about the last six years and have learned so much from you. Your teachings have had a real impact on me and my company. We are all better writers! Thank you for your words of wisdom, and especially your tone. Best of luck with the next phase of your life! I'll miss you.


Lynn, I just discovered your blog in the last few years (had no idea that you started your blog 15 years ago). I so appreciate your work and have enjoyed learning through your blog and book. I was hoping to sign up for a couple of your webinars; hopefully, they will be available through the new owner. Happy Retirement!

Emily A.

Lynn, you have provided excellent, relevant content for professionals. I have benefitted greatly from your work here. Thank you for your dedication! You mentioned that perhaps a new owner will take over. Is that the case?! I hope so!

Best wishes for a relaxing retirement!

Anne F.

May your retirement be filled with many blessings!

Patty R.


Enjoy every moment of your well-earned retirement! I have been enjoying reading your blog ever since I switched my career from Operating Room RN to Executive Assistant in the financial and non-profit worlds back in 2008. You have taught me so much! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and insight in such an interesting way! I'll miss you, but I am so thankful for all I've learned. You have helped me be a better communicator. Blessings to you in your next adventures!



Dear Lynn, i concur to what has been said in the comments section. All the best to you!

What about the courses you teach on-line?


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Thanks, everyone! This is a wonderful sendoff.

Jack, no worries! The "to" is optional. You would use it if you wanted to be emphatic. Thanks for your thoughtful message.

Brianna, thanks for your good wishes for my new life!

Louise, I am so glad that my work has been helpful to you. Thank you for letting me know.

George, it's always been fun to read your European perspective. Thank you for being on the journey with me. I'm going to retire and relax--read, travel, volunteer, patiently play with my dog, cook more, exercise more, be more available to others.

Adriano, thank you so much for your good wishes. I am happy that I helped you.

Sanjay, thank you for being a regular reader. I appreciate you and your good wishes.

Hilde, what a kind, thoughtful message! No hair standing on end here. I am simply grateful.

Stephanie, we HAVE been together a long time, haven't we? I am very grateful for your readership and your beautiful goodbye message. Thank you!

Bridget, it was a pleasure. Thank you for your kind words and wishes.

Nicola, thank you! I appreciate knowing that my work has made a difference for you.

Susana, I loved your message, and I appreciate knowing that you will miss my work. Thank you for being a fan.

Isabel, thank you for your greetings from Spain. I appreciate your good wishes.

Leigh, thank you so much for your thoughtful compliments and for sharing this blog. I am grateful for you.

Lorelee, thank you for your very thoughtful message. It means a lot to me to know that I have helped you and your team. And thank you for the good wishes.

Ken, I almost got teary-eyed reading your words. It is gratifying to know that I have made a positive difference in your company. Thank you so much for letting me know.

Yolanda, thank you for your enthusiastic good wishes. I am grateful for you being a reader of this blog and my book.

Emily, thank you for your thoughtful message. Yes, someone is purchasing the blog and will retain the content. I believe it will be worth checking out.

Anne, thank you for your concise, warm message!

Patty R., I remember your career transition. Thank you for being a faithful reader and for sharing these kind words. I will miss you too!

Snezhana, the new owner will maintain classes in some form. Thanks for your good wishes!


Georganne C

A quick scan of my college email shows I've been saving your posts since 2012. I will continue to use them as resources when I teach Business Communications but am sorry there won't be more! Thank you for the wonderful words of wisdom you've shared through the years. I wish you the best.


Dear Lynn: Thanks much for each word, each rule and each wisdom you shared with us! We learned a lot from you. I followed you for many years and you guided me to write better reports and emails. We wish you all the best.

Katharyn Robertson

Thank you from a long-time lurker! I’ve never commented, but have faithfully read your monthly articles and all the comments. You’ve created a legacy with the blog and books! Clear, thoughtful communication fosters civility in our world, something we sorely need. Thank you for all your diligence and enjoy a long, healthy retirement!

Maria S

Dear Lynn:

I have been reading your blog for five years or so, and have enjoyed every minute. I hope that when the new owner takes over, your thoughtful and inspiring posts will still be available in an online archive. I truly admire your positive, encouraging attitude and your commitment to helping people improve their business writing.

I wish you many wonderful years in the next stage of your life.

Patty Rechberger

Hi, Lynn!

I have only found your blog last year, and I consider it one of my most valuable tools for improved writing. I will continue to refer to your posts (there is so much content I have not read yet!) and I will always be grateful for what I have learned from you. Thank you.

On a happier note, congratulations on your retirement! What a wonderful new phase to enjoy! I wish you all the best and may you find all the joy and fulfillment you deserve!

And may the new blog owner know the size of the shoes they will have to fill.

With much love,


Kim Knight

I have learned so much from you, Lynn! Thank you so much for your excellent, clear teaching. All the best to you in your retirement!

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Thanks for this great sendoff!

Georganne, thanks for your thoughtful farewell. I hope you have consulted my college curriculum for your class in business communication. It's available for free here: https://www.syntaxtraining.com/media/Curriculum-Business-Writing-That-Builds-Relationships.pdf

Abdullah, I am so pleased that you found my guidance helpful! Thanks for your good wishes.

Katharyn, thank you for lurking--and for taking the time to comment now. I appreciate your kind words.

Maria, what a thoughtful note! I appreciate your compliments and good wishes.

Patty, thank you for your sweet message! I appreciate your enthusiasm and your wishes for my retirement.

Kim, I wish you much success. Keep doing all the smart things you do!



Lynn. Thank you!! I have learned so much from you. Take care. Enjoy your next adventure! Ann

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Thank you, Ann. Best wishes to you too!


Dan Duett

Thank you for years of thoughtful guidance, Lynn! Best wishes to you in your well-earned retirement :-)

Juanita Wootton-Radko

I just found your blog today and it has been a roller-coaster! First,I was thrilled to read your helpful tips on when to capitalize Sale Department. Next, I was eager to read more of your work--Writing is Like Policing on Horseback-- then, oh no! I am sad to click on the most recent post and discover that the ride is over! But after a fifteen-year run, you are due for a break. Many thanks for your helpful and entertaining blog--I am lining up and riding again!
Best wishes for your retirement,


Nooo :( Does this mean you're selling your website? and all of your writings here will disappear?
I have a difficult time expressing myself and writing, and you've helped me so much - I visit your website constantly, to help me phrase sentences. Thank you for everything. I wish you a happy retirement :) Will miss your posts tremendously. Warm regards, Giselle

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