In his preface to the Security and Exchange Commission's "A Plain English Handbook," Warren Buffett declared, "If corporate lawyers and their clients follow the advice in this handbook, my life is going to become much easier."
Updated: May 03, 2009, - 01:41 PM
Hello my name is Claire," writes a reader from California. "i am in 7th grade and i am 12 years...
Updated: April 19, 2009, - 10:17 PM
Have you ever worked hard on a document only to discover an embarrassing proofreading error?
Updated: April 05, 2009, - 10:44 PM
If you're like most people I know, you have absolute confidence in the economy, and you know a dramatic recovery will soon be underway. To be cautious, however, you think it prudent to have a current application letter and résumé on hand. Just in case.
Updated: March 29, 2009, - 11:22 PM
I haven't heard from so many readers since I wrote a column about semicolons. Who would have guessed so many people cared about the misuse and overuse of prepositions. Now that's something to focus in on.
Updated: March 15, 2009, - 10:44 PM
In response to my column on the overuse of prepositions, one of my editors wrote, "You'll be happy to know...
Updated: March 01, 2009, - 09:43 PM
My seventh-grade English teacher told me not to write, "Where's the library at?"
Updated: February 15, 2009, - 08:06 PM
We write to be understood. Our goal is to communicate. But we also want to use language correctly. Errors undermine our credibility. They make us look incompetent.
Updated: February 01, 2009, - 11:14 PM
So, how are you coming with your New Year's resolutions? One of my 249 resolutions was to improve my vocabulary, and I'm pleased to report I'm making good progress.
Updated: January 18, 2009, - 10:47 PM