Business writers who write like students miss the mark.
Writing is hard, but the more you write, and enjoy what you write, the better it gets.
~ ALICE MUNRO
The most important tool you have on a resume is language.
~ JAY SAMIT
This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.
~ WINSTON CHURCHILL
Tweet others the way we want to be tweeted.
When writing about science, don’t simplify the science; simplify the writing.
~JULIE ANN MILLER
It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.
– C. J. CHERRYH
The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon.
~ ROBERT CROMER
The comma gives many a writer a migraine.
Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.
Consider the postage stamp. Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there.
~ JOSH BILLINGS
The more you explain it, the more I don’t understand it.
There is a satisfactory boniness about grammar which the flesh of sheer vocabulary requires before it can become a vertebrate and walk the earth.~ ANTHONY BURGESS
Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
~ JIM ROHN
First, think not so much about how people read and more about how people search. Think of your audience as scanners or browsers.
~MARGARET CHANDLER (referring to online environment)
There’s no such thing as bad writing, only bad rewriting.
~ ROBERT GRAVES
Clarity in business writing is not a luxury.
~Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group
Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret of style.
~ MATTHEW ARNOLD