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Guest Blog: Jon Torrens - How to come across professional in your writing
How to come across as professional in your writing
It’s a joy to read something that’s been written properly. Here are a few tips to help your writing become slick and professional.
- Research your recipient. Make sure that you’re giving them enough information (they may be completely unfamiliar with your subject). Also, children – or someone for whom English is not their first language – may struggle with colloquialisms and long sentence structures. Presenting something complex in a complex way is easy, but the ability to communicate complex concepts in an accessible way is highly valued.
- Keep it concise. Condense long sentences where possible, and trim the fluff. Make every word have value.
- Proof-read it! It’s an obvious one, but easy to omit when doing final edits. Spell-checkers are very handy, but not fool-proof. Read through your piece after every edit, then get someone else to read it before final submission.
Keep all these in mind and you’ll have a good structure for coming across as genuinely professional in your writing.
Posted by: Jon Torrens is a former stand-up comic and computer game designer; his philosophy is 'be creative, convincing and concise'. He lives in Ely, the third smallest city in England.
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