The Dos and Don’ts of Professional E-mails

By Alison Fortier Bentley definitely prepares us well for the business world with all the GBs and even CDI, but we’re left to figure out other things on our own. For example: writing professionally for day-to-day business. Don’t worry if this part of business isn’t your favorite thing in the world because there are several … Continue reading The Dos and Don’ts of Professional E-mails

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Is Writing by Hand Obsolete?

We’ve been a little delinquent in posting new material, so I thought I’d get this semester kicked off with a short rumination on why doing some writing away from the keyboard might actually be beneficial, even in this age of digital production.  I write professionally. I’m an academic and a playwright. I know a lot … Continue reading Is Writing by Hand Obsolete?

How the Rules of Grammar and Punctuation Can Kill a Writer’s Creativity

After years of schooling that have taught us time and again the proper way to write a formal paper, our creativity can easily be stifled by the complex technicalities of writing. We end up worrying too much about things like the mechanics, structure, and organization of our ideas rather than just outright writing what we … Continue reading How the Rules of Grammar and Punctuation Can Kill a Writer’s Creativity

Subject: Reality Check (A Few Pointers on Office Email Etiquette)

To: My Ego From: Corporate America Subject: Reality Check Never before having worked in a corporate setting, my internship this summer certainly provided me with a crash course in general office and e-mail etiquette.  Here are three questions that I figured out the answers to, and the ramifications of, during my brief 10 week stint … Continue reading Subject: Reality Check (A Few Pointers on Office Email Etiquette)