Three Fast and Easy Ways to Edit Your E-mails by Natalie Canavor, Claire Meirowitz
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This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About the New Rules of Business Writing (ISBN: 9780137153152) by Natalie Canavor and Claire Meirowitz. Available in print and digital formats.
Simple, quick, foolproof ways to supercharge every email you write--and all your other business writing, too!
“Kill the passive and commit to action”: You’ve probably heard this before, and it’s true. Cut inactive verbs and you’ll liven up your writing enormously. What’s inactive? It’s easiest to show you: “The road was crossed by the chicken.” Think no one would say this? Here are everyday examples of business language that contain the same weakness....
Natalie Canavor’s publications, articles, Web sites, and scripts have won international recognition. She successfully launched four monthly national magazines for business and professional audiences and directed all communications for New York State’s largest educational agency, where she supervised hundreds of publications and advised leaders on PR strategy. Her journalism credits include numerous features for TheNew York Times and Newsday. Canavor serves with the Consulting Group of Adelphi University’s Long Island Center for Nonprofit Leadership. Claire Meirowitz, an award-winning author, has served as project manager and copy editor for leading business, technology, and educational publications ranging from InformationWeek and InternetWeek to Office World News and EdTech for Higher Education; and for publishers including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, CMP Media LLC, Ziff-Davis Media, Interex, and United Technical Publications. She has managed projects and edited materials for IBM, Microsoft, HP, Intel, Cisco Systems, Computer Associates, Kodak, Merant, MOCA, and Qwest Communications.