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Choosing an Effective Title

"Titles distinguish the mediocre, embarrass the superior and are disgraced by the inferior."

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Proposal Writing

Writing to persuade is a tough task, but with a bit of planning it can be made easier and more effective.

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10 Tips for Better Writing

As a proofreader of business writing, I see many of the sameerrors made again and again. Errors in your writing (be they inadvertising copy, correspondence, or a web site) are moreserious, I believe, than most people realize.

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Is your e-mail private? No!

Consider the following three claims: 1. Your e-mail is not private. 2. Your e-mail might not be sent to the intended recipient. 3. Your e-mail can continue to exist even after you delete it. The following article explains the truth of these alarmingstatements and why you should be concerned if you're sendingconfidential messages by e-mail.

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Fonts: How To Choose Between Them

According to a new survey carried out by Alliance & where ID_NUM=9270;Leicester, one in five small business owners view tax astheir greatest concern. The Chancellor has announced in hislast budget that companies with profits below œ10,000 willnot have to pay any corporation tax with effect from 1 April2002. The question to be asked is: does that announcementmake incorporation a more attractive option compared tobeing a sole trader?

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Gaining The Trust And Confidence Of Your Readers

How do you ensure that customers will react well to an e-mailsales letter? Similarly, what if you're soliciting a job viae-mail, pitching a book idea or any of 100 other situations thatare increasingly handled by e-mail? How do you write e-mail thatwill gain the trust and confidence of your readers?

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Web-design Guidelines

It's not enough to know how to create a web site, you also needto know what makes a good web site. Think back on some of theweb sites you've visited recently. Were you impressed by all ofthem? Probably not. Many web sites are technically fine, but failon aesthetic grounds.

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Do-it-yourself Web Sites: The Pros And Cons

Not sure what's involved in getting a web site started? Well,there are really only three ways to go about it. In this article,I'll provide an objective review of the strengths and weaknessesof each approach.

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Is your e-mail private? No!

Consider the following three claims: 1. Your e-mail is not private. 2. Your e-mail might not be sent to the intended recipient. 3. Your e-mail can continue to exist even after you delete it. The following article explains the truth of these alarmingstatements and why you should be concerned if you're sendingconfidential messages by e-mail.

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Abbreviations Made Easy

Which is better usage: USA or U.S.A.? The punctuation of abbreviations is an area that is subject toconsiderable differences of opinion. For example, as demonstratedby the question above, not everyone agrees on when (or if) touse full stops.

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Are We Losing the Desire to Write Well?

British polling company ICM Research recently conducted asurvey that found that around two-thirds of the two thousand18-24 year olds surveyed cared "NOT AT ALL" about punctuation,spelling and grammar when composing e-mail.

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10 Tips For E-mail Etiquette

E-mail is frequently written quickly and often poorly. The tipsthat follow should help you to write e-mail that will be wellreceived every time.

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