Yes, that report!
You know that people are depending on it to make a decision, don’t you? And that your employer is paying you to write it?
That means the report has to confuse your readers. The last thing anyone needs is a report that’s consistent and clear.
So, to make sure your report is confusing, here are seven easy ways to do it. Continue reading
Do you know the difference?
Yes, one is lowercase and one is uppercase.
But think about them in terms of symbols used with numbers.
m stands for the unit metre.
M stands for the prefix mega as in megabyte.
In my line of work, I see a lot of business and technical documents. And I’m surprised how often people misuse units of measure and their symbols.
If you work in a technical field, you really have no excuse for not knowing how to specify units of measure properly. Continue reading
The cleverness of your work can be diluted, and even lost, if it’s not matched with top-quality communication.
Take reports and other documents. I’ve read, reviewed and edited enough of them to have seen this time and again.
Poor communication has an impact on your personal brand and your company’s brand.
And it costs money, too. Continue reading
Just because you’re a great project manager or a business consultant extraordinaire, doesn’t mean you’re equally expert at business or technical writing.
Yet, how can you hope to successfully deliver what you’ve promised your customers without putting finger to keyboard to record what you’re doing or planning on doing?
How can you successfully consult, plan, design, build, test, manage, report, operate and do all the other things you do within project and operation environments?
And how do you ensure that nothing gets lost in transcription? That your business or technical brilliance is reflected in brilliant documents? Continue reading