1/17/14: The Writing Edge for Business Writers

Jan 17, 2014 | Better Writing

You’re a businessperson. You may not think of yourself as a writer, but you know that writing well can boost your results and your career. Naturally, you want to do better. Every week I point you to pieces that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. This week I’m pointing you to pieces on ridding your writing of jargon and how Jon Morrow writes.

From Brad Shorr: 50 Epic Jargon Solutions for Better Writing
“Lists of business jargon are a dime a dozen. To make this one worth your time, I’m going to:
* Create a comprehensive list of words and phrases encountered in everyday business writing
* Suggest better alternatives so you can add meaning and persuasive power to your blog posts”

Wally’s Comment: This is advice from a master. Heed it.

From Demian Farnworth: Here’s How Jon Morrow Writes
“Jon graduated high school at 16 with honors. He nailed a 3.921 GPA in college (though he confesses he wishes he hadn’t). He’s asked for $500,000 in seed money to start a software company. Brokered million dollar home sales. Because he can only move the muscles of his face, he gets things done with his voice … and his voice alone.”

Wally’s Comment: Bookmark this piece so you can read it every time you think it’s just impossible for you to get something done.

Sources I Check Regularly

I find the posts and articles that I share with you on The Writer’s Edge in many places. But there are a few that provide insightful pieces again and again. Here they are.

The CopyBlogger Blog


Digital Book World


Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence