The most common grammar, punctuation and spelling mistakes and what to do and what not to do on your resume and other job search documents.

The Importance of Skilled Business Writing

By | March 31st, 2017|Communications, Grammar Rules|

Why are writing skills important for professional success? A few years ago, the editing software company, known as Grammarly, concluded a 10-year study on LinkedIn which showed that people who achieved over six promotions in their career had 45 percent fewer grammar errors in their [...]

Laura’s Competitive Edge Grammar Rules (page 4)

By | January 24th, 2013|Grammar Rules, Uncategorized|

by Laura A. DeCarlo ELEMENTS OF GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION & STYLE (continued) Hyphenation: Consult the Chicago Manual of Style. Simple rules: An adverb/adjective combination in which the adverb ends in "-LY" is never hyphenated: e.g., "His necktie reflected his generally grotesque taste." Other sorts of adverbs [...]

Laura’s Competitive Edge Grammar Rules

By | January 24th, 2013|Grammar Rules, Uncategorized|

by Laura A. DeCarlo BUGBEARS: Write Meaning, Rong Word? Principal vs. Principle "Principal" is a noun and adjective referring to someone or something which is highest in rank or importance. e.g., In a loan, the principal is the more substantial part of the money, the [...]