God, the United States, the Internet, and the Need for Credible Facts

How to avoid embarrassing yourself at the grocery store (and use appropriate capitalization)

God, the United States, and the Internet are not frequent topics at our grocery store. However, while shopping recently, I saw a man venting at the clerk checking his groceries. I’m not sure what started his tirade, but it focused on politicians and the news media.

Writing for Work: How to Avoid Career Embarrassment

Writing for work can have career implications. Have you ever discovered a grammar, spelling, or punctuation error you made when writing for work—but only after you published or presented it? That’s why it’s essential to proofread anything you write that represents you and your business. Many people will judge you on the quality of your writing, whether it’s fair to do so or not.

Old Rules: A Lesson About Commas and Your Career Success

A college instructor opened her English 101 class with the question: “Does a comma 'always' follow words such as -- next, then, and finally -- at the beginning of a sentence? Most of the students indicated their agreement, with several commenting about learning this practice in their high school English classes. The instructor then said, “There is no rule that a comma ‘always’ follows a particular word or phrase. The use of a comma depends on syntax (the structure of a sentence), pace, tone, and even personal preference.”

Don’t Allow Others to Steal the Credit for Your Work

Have you ever completed a project successfully at work only to have someone else steal the credit for your work?

What happens when someone steals the credit you deserve?

Stealing credit for the work of others happens all too often. You've just finished a project at work and the results were positive on all fronts. This success could not have come at a more opportune moment because you're only a couple of weeks away from your year-end review at work.
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