Stephen Wilbers

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Stephen Wilbers teaches seminars in effective business writing. His column appears online every other Monday.

Recent content from Stephen Wilbers

In a job search look outside, then inside

If you're lucky enough to have a job, you've probably written a self-evaluation for your annual job performance review. If you're unemployed or underemployed, you've no doubt written a letter of application -- or maybe dozens of them.

Updated: August 15, 2010, - 03:23 PM

Avoid the experts' most common error in PowerPoint

A funny thing happened to me on the way to writing this column.

Updated: August 01, 2010, - 03:46 PM

Proper word choice can be a matter of principle

Which is the correct word choice in the following sentences?

Updated: July 18, 2010, - 03:30 PM

Go with the flow in parallel structure

What could be worse than making a mistake, projecting it on a large screen, standing before an audience and pointing to the error? It's an awkward situation, one that often occurs with PowerPoint presentations.

Updated: July 05, 2010, - 12:11 PM

Knowing and using right word can make all the difference

A word is worth a thousand pictures. And maybe billions of dollars. The right word, that is.

Updated: June 20, 2010, - 03:56 PM

Write in sentences but think in paragraphs

"Here's your strongest paragraph," I said to a young writer last week, "and this one is your weakest."

Updated: June 06, 2010, - 03:40 PM

A gateway 'to the structure and beauty of language'

What is the point of grammar?

Updated: May 30, 2010, - 04:03 PM

Texting can be hazardous to professional health

I'd TILII but CT cuz BIL so CWYL.

Updated: May 16, 2010, - 03:40 PM

Stephen Wilbers: Brewing up a strong mission statement

Think I'll try something new. Something bold and exciting. I know. I'll start a business.

Updated: May 02, 2010, - 05:06 PM

Skydiving with nonrestrictive commas

I did something last weekend I've never done before. Not once, but twice. I jumped out of an airplane. I went skydiving, a birthday present from my son.

Updated: April 18, 2010, - 08:49 PM

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