A project statement can be for multiple purposes, but it’s a central element in grant applications, proposals, and scopes of work in project management. In a detailed and well-structured write-up, project managers or applicants address their clients, stakeholders, or peer reviewers with an individualized, unique project statement. Everything that fits...
When you're writing a business letter, especially to colleagues or other people in your field, you may tend to write in a very dry, jargon-filled manner. Though you may not be able to avoid the jargon trap in this case, there is another trap that you can jump over...
When writing for business, you need to be clear and concise, delivering your message without confusion. Like any other style of writing, the quality of the document can make or break its success. An ineffective piece can mean a contract falls through, your boss will ignore your business solution, or a...
An employment agreement is a detailed document drafted by an organization that clearly states the responsibilities, roles, and terms and conditions for both parties. This document is not binding until signed by both parties (employer and employee), meaning that a breach in the contract can result in a legal war....
There are times when a contract needs to be modified for whatever reason. Perhaps there was an overlooked precaution, a modification that needs to be made on a clause, or a new member of the team who directly affects procedure. When a contract is modified, it does not necessarily...
It can seem as though "best practices" for generating copy on your website landing pages might be different for every viewer. Yet, you will find that there are some best practices you can adopt to make the writing process simpler for you. These practices will also make sure that your website...
Everyone nowadays does one form of business or the other – entrepreneurs, investors, medical professionals, techies, etc. Everyone must know how to write effectively. Everyone who wants to be clearly understood must learn to use grammatically correct sentences. The Aim of Business Writing Business writing aims to communicate as effectively and...
How good are you at finding errors? The three short error quests below will test your proofreading skills and your knowledge of grammar, punctuation, and structure. Each quest contains just one error—no more, no less. Can you find it? You may be surprised at the solutions. Good luck!   Error Quest...
Which error did you see most often in 2019? Was it a missing comma? A misplaced or missing apostrophe? A lack of subject-verb agreement? A word used incorrectly? The error I found most often in work projects—especially copyediting presentations and manuscripts—is described below, with one bonus error.  The error is...
I went to a performance at one of my favorite Seattle theaters the other night. Attending the performance earned me the opportunity to get $5 off a ticket to a future offering. But the promotional card in the program included an error that made me laugh. Can you find...