Apostrophe Doubts? Review and Test Yourself.

A dear friend just told me about an embarrassing apostrophe situation she experienced at work. She had just put up a sign with the heading October Birthday's, which listed employee and member birthdays, when someone stopped and stared grimly at... Read more

How I Lost My Accent and Became Fluent in English

"In this video, I talk about what helped me speak with an American accent and how I became fluent in English."

Presenter bio – Hadar Shemesh's company is called The Accent's Way where she teaches people to speak confidently with an American accent. Her website is TheAccentsWay.com. Her YouTube channel is here.

Watch the YouTube video by Hadar Shemesh (photo, left) . . .

Nauseous vs. Nauseated–Which Is She?

My dear friend just had major surgery in another city. Texting me to let me know how she is, her husband wrote, "She's nauseous a lot." But is she nauseous or nauseated? What do you think? Word sticklers distinguish between... Read more

Nauseous vs. Nauseated–Which Is She?

My dear friend just had major surgery in another city. Texting me to let me know how she is, her husband wrote, "She's nauseous a lot." But is she nauseous or nauseated? What do you think? Word sticklers distinguish between... Read more

Instructional Solutions Celebrates 20 Years [Here is What We Learned]

I’d like to share with you why I founded Instructional Solutions 20 years ago this month and offer three tips about writing, business, and life.

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How to Look for a Job While You Are Employed

"Are job seekers who are currently employed more desirable candidates? Many experts believe so, but you may wonder how to look for a job while you are employed. It can be tricky to conduct your search without arousing your boss's suspicions. She could start looking for your replacement before you are ready to move on. These tips can keep you from running into trouble: . . ."

Read the full article by Dawn Rosenberg McKay (photo, left) . ...

How Do You Feel About Sloppy Supplier Messages?

A reader named Deborah shared a short email she recently received: Dear Sirs, pls let me have by return the supp docs about yr a.m. invoice because we cannot find our shpm. Thks and rgds How would you feel if... Read more

How Do You Feel About Sloppy Supplier Messages?

A reader named Deborah shared a short email she recently received: Dear Sirs, pls let me have by return the supp docs about yr a.m. invoice because we cannot find our shpm. Thks and rgds How would you feel if... Read more

How Artificial Intelligence Is Helping Pearson Refocus Assessment Technology

"The company's new head of AI and personalized learning sees an opportunity to create enhanced ways of evaluating students' work."

Read the full article by Ryan Johnston at EdScoop.com

Proofreading Checklist to Avoid “Oops!” Messages

I just received an "Oops!" email from our beloved, prestigious public television station. When I read the subject line, "Oops! Correction for Rick Steves Preview Screening and Q+A!" I instantly knew what the oops must be: a date error. Indeed,... Read more
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