Better Speech, Writing Opens Doors Says Patricia Blaine in New Book

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‘Change Your Words, Change Your Worth’ shows readers how to harness power of words in workplace.

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The book also addresses résumé and social media mistakes that will send job applications to the trash basket.

In the spirit of William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White’s well-known writing guide “The Elements of Style,” comes “Change Your Words, Change Your Worth: How to Get a Job, a Promotion, and More by Speaking and Writing Effectively” (published by iUniverse), a new guide to speaking and writing better in the workplace and elsewhere authored by Patricia Blaine.

Blaine’s work as a professional medical writer has given her the unique insights that make up “Change Your Words, Change Your Worth.” Her primary goal is to provide readers with a clear and concise guide to writing office documents, communications, and résumés as well as avoiding verbal pitfalls. She includes some of the most prevalent pronunciation errors, misused and overused words, and common errors in sentence structure.

“The theme is how to succeed in being hired for a job, being promoted, and being successful in social interactions by correcting speech and writing errors,” says Blaine. “The book also addresses résumé and social media mistakes that will send job applications to the trash basket.”

“Change Your Words, Change Your Worth” assists readers with non-work-related communication as well. Blaine aims to help readers become more confident in their speech and social skills in order to sound better-educated and avoid social media blunders.

“Language skills have deteriorated considerably, possibly because of all the shortcuts taken in on-line communications, a continually shrinking vocabulary, and a lack of emphasis on language in the schools,” observes Blaine. “People who are well-spoken and who have a good command of English will ensure their business success and their social success as well.”

“Change Your Words, Change Your Worth”
By Patricia Blaine
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 154 pages | ISBN 9781491722466
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 154 pages | ISBN 9781491722459
E-Book | 154 pages | ISBN 9781491722473
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Patricia Blaine, RRT, EdM, received a bachelor’s in English and psychology from Seton Hill University, an associate degree in respiratory therapy from Brookdale Community College and a master of education degree from Rutgers University. She has been a pharmaceutical medical writer for more than 30 years. She currently lives in Pennsylvania.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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