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What References are Really Saying About You

On The Job

This latest story I did for Gannett/USAToday should open your eyes to the possibility that not all your references have your best interests at heart.

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Quantify References to Elapsed Time

Daily Writing Tips

An online product review refers to a device having been launched last fall. Original Post: Quantify References to Elapsed Time. Style

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3 Types of Awkward References to Numbers

Daily Writing Tips

Original Post: 3 Types of Awkward References to Numbers. Readers will not make that assumption, but the initial confusion is distracting.).

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7 Reference Resources for Writers and Editors

Daily Writing Tips

Original Post: 7 Reference Resources for Writers and Editors. What guides and handbooks does a careful writer (or editor) rely on? Book Review

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Answers to Questions About Hyphens in References to Age

Daily Writing Tips

The rules about references to age, and the proper use of hyphens in such references, are simple yet easily misunderstood. Punctuation

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Legal 2013 16

Do You Use "Who" or "That" to Refer to People?

Business Writing

Before. Books Grammar and Usage

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How to Refer to Governmental Administrative Bodies

Daily Writing Tips

Some departments are also recognized by their initials (DOJ for “Department of Justice,” for example), though abbreviations should be used only on second reference (an editing term that actually means “all subsequent references”), after the name is spelled out the first time it is used. Be sure, too, that identification is unambiguous.

5 Cases of Premature Reference

Daily Writing Tips

Original Post: 5 Cases of Premature Reference. This syntactical structure isn’t wrong, but it can be annoying. Style

What’s the Best Way to Refer to a Romantic Partner?

Daily Writing Tips

One of the oddities of the English language is that though many words have multiple synonyms, and we have words for many things we rarely refer to, one of the most ubiquitous concepts in American society has no name: There’s no ideal term for an unmarried party in a romantic relationship. Vocabulary

Answers to Questions About Referring to Death

Daily Writing Tips

Here are three questions about how to treat references to people who have died, and my responses. Try the Daily Exercise! General

The Secret behind Reference Checks

Job Advice Blog

Smaller companies typically have neither the manpower nor the funds to do thorough reference checks, which could cost hundreds of dollars.

How Should You Refer to a Cultural Era?

Daily Writing Tips

However, capitalizing Sixties creates an inconsistency if, in the same document or in other issues of the same publication, other single-word references to decades are correctly treated generically, with no contextual emphasis: “The people who became prominent in this era were born during the forties.” Which version is correct? Summary.

Winning Strategies for Employment: Reference Preparation

Job Advice Blog

All that stands between you and the job you really want and need is a reference check. Make sure they are comfortable serving as a reference.

Clutter and Productivity: Purging Reference Files

Simple Productivity Blog

Reference Material. All in all, I was able to free up half a drawer of reference material. What do you have in your reference material?

Simplify Reference Material With the Four Laws of Simplicity

Simple Productivity Blog

Now we’ll take a look at how to apply them to reference material. Simplify Reference Material With the Four Laws of Simplicity. Reference material has a tendency to expand. Divide your reference material into current and archive along these lines. Simplifying reference material, in theory, is a very simple process.

Small Business Bootstrapping Techniques | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

One blog I follow written by the CEO of a startup refers to being scrappy. E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer!

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Unique Bioteams Reference Card


Dwonload the Bioteams Reference Card. A must-have for all bioteams practitioners! About Ken Thompson.

Bioteams Reference Card


By popular request the first item will be a unique members-only Bioteams Reference Card. About Ken Thompson.

Day 2: Mount Whitney Resources & References

The Marq

Climbing Mount Whitney It’s been a good second day. I started out with another 3.5 mile walk with the dogs and my daypack. That added another 2.5

Idioms Referring to Colors of the Rainbow

Daily Writing Tips

Because of the association of the color red with danger and deficits, most idioms that include the word red — for example, “in the red” (meaning “in debt”) “red tape” (referring to bureaucratic complications), and “seeing red” (being so angry that one’s vision is blurred) — have negative associations. Orange. Yellow. Green.

The Tower, The Village, The Path, and The Way


Latest blog post: A Different Take on Boxing Day braincutlery 5pts I can totally sympathise with this, particularly the reference to KOTOR (which Im currently replaying on my Mac). This book is called The Tower, and it’s written by Chris Guillebeau. I had a problem similar to Chris’s in that I had another game that I played: Smurf Village.

The Networked Enterprise (TNE) Reference Card


Download the TNE Reference Card. A must-have for all group collaboration coaches, leaders and practitioners! Checkout the TNE Book.

Which Virtual Assistant Firm Would You Use?

Catch Friday

Unlike the other Filipino firms I deal with, I do use Filipino staff and we do display traceable business references. Catchfriday REFERENCES relationship marketingThe taste in my mouth still delivers a bitter lesson of my dealings with other Filipino firms in the Philippines - one strike and all the goodwill is lost.

Should a Company Be "It" or "We"?

Business Writing

In the past week, two clients have written to ask whether they should refer to their company or division using the singular it or a plural pronoun.

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25 Words Coined by Nineteenth-Century Authors

Daily Writing Tips

actualize : Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge came up with this verb form of actual to refer to realizing a goal; self-actualization came much later.

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4 Types of Reference Books You Didn’t Know You Need

Daily Writing Tips

OK, it’s time to conduct an inventory of your reference library to ensure that you have a comprehensive collection at hand. Flip Dictionary, Barbara Ann Kipfer , is the best of the class of reference books known as reverse dictionaries, for when you know how to describe something but can’t think of the word. Dictionary? Check. Mm-hmm.

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Be Easy to Find: Use Your Name

Make or Break Moments

A number of references to your company, perhaps some LinkedIn answers, a blog comments or two? What did you find? The URL address? The cost?

Curbs and Sidewalks

Daily Writing Tips

English, the word sidewalk refers to a paved footpath alongside a street or a road. They refer to different parts. In U.S.

How to Organize Your Files With Cross Referencing

Ian's Messy Desk

That being said, cross referencing works for some people and certain fixed types of cross references are easy for anybody to use.

45 Idioms with “Roll”

Daily Writing Tips

on a roll : a reference to being on a lucky streak. roll along : a reference to smooth operation. ready to roll : prepared. 14–15. 16–17.

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Shopping with the Indies

The Small Business Blog

If the title of this blog leaves you imagining a high street full of Harrison Fords then ladies of a certain age can calm down now and gentleman of the same age need not feel so threatened: when I refer to Indies I am actually referring to Independent Retailers! When Tony Robinson OBE; yes I…

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Bare Infinitive After Certain Verbs

Daily Writing Tips

Refer is not inflected because it is not a main verb in this clause. I was startled to hear a local radio announcer refer to a contest.

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The Meanings and Variations of “Brother”

Daily Writing Tips

In addition, it can refer loosely to a male relative or generically to something that is similar to something else.

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Open Loops 8/31/2010: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

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Spring Cleaning

Loosely Speaking

So, after finishing today’s client work, here’s what I did. Does THAT ever clean up. Fed the worm bin. Get Loosely Speaking Products.

The Many Meanings of Quarter

Daily Writing Tips

Quart came to mean “one-fourth of a gallon,” while quarter refers to one of four (usually) equal parts of a whole. Vocabulary

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When to Capitalize Words for Points of the Compass

Daily Writing Tips

However, references in narrative text (fiction or nonfiction) are not always straightforward. How about southern , or Southern ? Louis.”. Styl

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Synonyms for “Works”

Daily Writing Tips

In this context, it refers to a body of works generally accepted or approved as categorized together.

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Ethics – Small Business Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

E-Mail me or follow me. How to be successful and eco-friendly. Making your small business carbon neutral. What is Small Business Infrastructure? In my.

Recommendations Play Key Role in Job Search

On The Job

Human resource people tell me a good reference can make or break a job applicant, but many of those vying for jobs seem to give their references little or no consideration. With that in mind, here are some tips for getting the most out of your references: 1. Contact the reference. Provide the best reference.