Posted by: Suzanne Wheeler
There’s a little corner of ITKE that holds a treasure trove we all need a piece of. Writing for Business is full of hints and tips to help navigate common pitfalls in writing the English language. For some, its advice may seem too particular to heed in light of code reviews and looming deadlines. However, it’s always the details that make the difference in any project, especially your written word.
I use Freecycle to pass on things that still have usefulness. When deciding who gets an item it is often the quality of their writing that stands out. When my first choice failed to pick up a storm door I let the second folks have it. Was I ever embarrassed to find out they weren’t native speakers of English. In light of that, their post was great.
These days I’m much more sensitive to the difference in writing skills we all have, but not all people will be so understanding. So take a moment to brush up. You may just save someone a very false impression of yourself.
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