Today’s post from Anthony Juliano about good writing propelled me onto a familiar soapbox. His premise? Don’t make your reader translate your intent by making her decipher your writing. Poor spelling, punctuation, and grammar, as well as the use of texting shorthand, create unnecessary hurdles between your reader and your point. Good communication shouldn’t be an obstacle course.

As much as I’d love to stay on my favorite soapbox and preach away, there’s really no need. Click the link above so see what Anthony has to say or read some of my older posts to learn some of the finer points of my own opinion.

Why it matters

Choose your words

Apostrophe fouls

Words DO matter, and how you use them makes all the difference. What are you telling people about yourself with what you write?

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