The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 3/3/17

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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 articles and blog posts that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. Some weeks there are more pointers than others.

This week I’m pointing you to pieces on punctuation and alternatives to the word “very.”

From Baihley Grandison: 128 Excellent Alternatives to the word “very”

Here are 128 suggestions for ways to avoid the word “very” and spruce up your writing.

From Noah Friedman: A writing coach explains how to properly use em dashes, ellipses, and parentheses

“Writing coach and CUNY Journalism Press editor Timothy Harper tells us how to properly use ellipses, em dashes, and parentheses.”

Sources I Check Regularly

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

Frances Caballo

Jane Friedman

jeffbullas.com

Joel Friedlander

Joanna Penn

Melissa G. Wilson

Men with Pens

Merce Cardus

Problogger

Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence

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