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True professionals write in the slow lane!

By Ron Cooper The Word Doctor When I made a suggestion to a company CEO, I was quite surprised at his answer. His message contained a misspelling and a missing word. Hurriedly, he emailed: “Thank you for your good wishes, … Continue reading

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The Word Doctor’s ‘3 B’s of better writing’

By Ron Cooper The Word Doctor English is hard enough. However, when folks abroad mess it up, it can have hilarious results. A sign at a Paris hotel read: “Please leave your values at the front desk.” In Bangkok, a … Continue reading

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Plain language is most impressive!

By Ron Cooper The Word Doctor Why write this… “Members of an avian species of identical plumage congregate.” …When you can write this: “Birds of a feather flock together.” My writing students ask, “Why not use a big word or … Continue reading

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4 tips to whip writer’s block

By Ron Cooper The Word Doctor Anybody who puts pen to paper suffers from it. It is frustrating and humbling. And it can halt a writing project dead in its tracks. But writer’s block need not be a fatal disease. … Continue reading

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Welcome to “The Word Doctor!”

Hello friends, Writing can be a pain for many who hit the keyboard to write a letter, report or even the simplest e-mail. But good writing counts. It impresses the boss, helps advance careers and brings in new business. For … Continue reading

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