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Ultimate New Job by James Innes

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Writing skills

The ability to write good English is a much sought-after skill in the workplace.

The vast majority of documents contain at least one linguistic error. However, whilst spelling and grammatical errors are clearly detrimental to your written correspondence – and irritating to the reader – they should be easily avoidable. The answer is to check, check and check again – and then, depending on the nature of the document, have someone else check for good measure!

Reading through the document yourself is clearly essential, but having a friend or colleague read it through can be an even better idea – because it’s so easy to miss mistakes in your own work when you’ve been staring at it for hours. (This even applies to professional writers!) ...

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