Writing Topics: email

Accuracy matters

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I came across this page: http://www.eusprig.org/horror-stories.htm the other day. It’s a long list of instances where mistakes caused by single keystrokes in spreadsheets have caused losses of millions of pounds or, in the case of the 2012 Olympics, the selling of 10,000 non-existent tickets. For anyone who wasn’t already convinced, this shows it’s worth having […]

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“Advise” and “revert”: two words to avoid in your emails

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[This entry originally appeared on Clare Lynch’s blog, goodcopybadcopy] Request, please. When you’re emailing me, please don’t use the words “advise” and “revert”. Nothing wrong with those words, you may say. True enough. If, that is, they’re used correctly.

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A must-read every Thursday

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[This entry originally appeared on Clare Lynch’s blog, goodcopybadcopy] Whenever I give a writing course my bibliography always contains a reference to Martin Lukes.

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