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How often does a technical communicator get to be the hero? I got my chance recently. Well, the real hero is a mindset that I share with all technical communicators. Here’s what happened.

The post Yes, You Can Jump-start a Car with a Prius: A Technical-Communication Hero Story appeared first on Writing.Rocks .

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How many prepositions can you use in a row? Or ... when is a preposition an adverb (or a verb particle)?

The post How Many Prepositions Can You Use in a Row? Or … When Is a Preposition an Adverb (or a Verb Particle)? appeared first on Writing.Rocks .

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As long as companies are full of people, and as long as people insist on having separate personalities and distinct voices, companies need to take action to empower their content teams to write with one voice. Check out this free recording of my webinar "Empower Your Team to Write with One Voice While Still Sounding Like Themselves."

The post Empower Your Team to Write with One Voice While Still Sounding Like Themselves appeared first on Writing.Rocks .

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Your readers crave descriptions so compelling that they see, smell, touch, hear … experience what you've put into words. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, for pleasure or for pay, Ali Shaw's new video explains how you can meditate your way to the descriptive details that may be eluding you.

The post How to Write the Kind of Descriptions Your Readers Crave appeared first on Writing.Rocks .

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I admit it: I'm thrilled to see my latest article published today on Mignon Fogarty's Grammar Girl blog. Loved what I learned in researching this piece. If you nerd out on language, you'll find some brain candy in here beyond the simple answer to the headline's question. Dig in, and let me know what you think!

The post Do You Feel Bad or Feel Badly? appeared first on Writing.Rocks .

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