Write It Right on National Punctuation Day

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Punctuation is one of the most important, yet overlooked, aspects of business writing. As a business professional you know the importance of spell-checking your work. You wouldn’t dream of sending out a business plan, sales pitch, proposal, or even an office memo without performing that all-important function. But when you self-edit your work, how closely do you check your punctuation?

Punctuation is one of the most important, yet overlooked, aspects of business writing. As a business professional you know the importance of spell-checking your work. You wouldn’t dream of sending out a business plan, sales pitch, proposal, or even an office memo without performing that all-important function. But when you self-edit your work, how closely do you check your punctuation?

Using improper punctuation in an important business document reflects just as poorly on you as bad spelling. Put yourself in your reader’s shoes. Imagine reading a memo from one of your colleagues that didn’t include something as simple as a period at the end of each sentence. You would be astounded by their carelessness. Now imagine the same reaction from a potential client or customer after they read your pitch.

August 22nd, National Punctuation Day, is the perfect day to start paying more attention to your punctuation. According to Dawn Josephson and Lauren Hidden, authors of the new book Write It Right: The Ground Rules® for Self-Editing Like the Pros, "Most people know when to use periods, exclamation marks, and questions marks, but semicolons, colons, and quotations pose greater challenges."

While self-editing can be troublesome, Write It Right breaks it down into five easy steps and includes examples, so readers can learn exactly what their strengths and weaknesses are. The book also goes into detail about the correct way to use punctuation marks like the serial comma, semicolon, colon and quotation marks so that you’ll always know how to write it right!

Dawn Josephson, the Master Writing Coach™, is a professional speaker and internationally acclaimed author who empowers leaders to master the printed word for enhanced credibility, positioning, and profits. She is the founder and president of Cameo Publications, LLC and is the creator of The Ground Rules™ book series. Lauren Hidden is the founder and president of The Hidden Helper, LLC, an editorial and virtual assistance services firm. Her clients include professional speakers, authors, real estate professionals and entrepreneurs.

For more information or a review copy of Write It Right…The Ground Rules™ for Self-Editing Like the Pros, please call 866-372-2636.

Contact: Kimberly King

Phone: 866-372-2636

Email: Kimberly at cameopublications.com

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