What’s the difference between a resume and a LinkedIn profile? Brenda Bernstein of The Essay Expert answers this question and more on a recent interview posted on Bill Vick’s EmploymentDigest.net.
I’ve noticed a tendency in many writers to combine certain 2-word phrases into one word. One of the most common pairs of words I have seen people put together ungrammatically are “every” and “day.” Please note: “Every day” does NOT mean the same thing as “everyday.” Be careful when you choose to create this compound word about what you really mean to say.
Do you know when to use i.e. and when to use e.g.? What’s the difference between i.e. and e.g.?
Unless you have studied Latin or the intricacies of the English language, you might be surprised to learn that the abbreviations i.e. and e.g. mean different things. Many people use them interchangeably – and they are not, in fact, interchangeable.
Do “correct” spellings change over time? This video clip from ABC News, and the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), assert that they do. Usage does dictate what authorities such as the OED report as correct spellings of words, such as “free reign” and “vocal chords.” As much as I would like to think things like spellings…
Aneil Mishra, author of Trust is Everything, recommended and interviewed Brenda Bernstein for his November 20 TotalTrust blog.
The old-fashioned generic resume, with its tired and tedious chronological list of jobs and responsibilities, no longer cuts it. Your 2009 resume needs to be a knockout marketing piece that highlights your strengths and helps you stand out from the crowd. Of course, writing such resumes is fun for us professional marketers who savor any creative opportunity to talk about ourselves, not much fun for everyone else.
Are you faced with a list of questions to answer on an application? Read the following carefully: The absolute most important thing you can do – in fact you MUST do – on that application is to answer the questions. When I say “answer the questions” I don’t mean write something in the box provided. I mean answer the questions.
If you believe that “Between You and I” would be a more correct title for this post, you have a lot of company.
People are often in a rush to get something, anything, up on the Internet. Because the average business owner is inexperienced at web design and related terminology, website companies that are anxious to offer a cheap, yet profitable (to them) service, bring up a website on the Internet that may or may not help the client generate additional revenue…the goal of commercial websites.
Developers Don’t Do Docs: How to Get Your Technical Documents Done Right – by Tammy Young, technical writing consultant for The Essay Expert
Why not have developers write technical documentation? After all, they likely designed the software, or at least had a hand in the design. Don’t they know the software best? Yes, perhaps they do, but that does not make them the best candidates for writing manuals, or even Help files.