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5 Reasons You Need To Improve Your Business Writing Skills to Succeed


November 16, 2016

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By Gloria E. Kopp

Effective communication is essential if you want to get ahead at work. Many people feel that writing skills aren’t as important as they used to be, but that isn’t the case. if you want to get noticed at work, you need to work on them.

It is possible to improve them with a little practice. Here’s why you need to improve on your skills.

  1. You’ll be taken more seriously

Any well written piece of text reflects well on its writer. You’ll be sending a lot of written communications while at work, so you want to make sure you’re coming across the way you intend to. Poor grammar and spelling can imply that you don’t care about the work you’re doing.

  1. Writing is still important at work

You’d think you don’t have as much writing to do in the office now, but that’s not true. Think about all the different ways you can communicate at work. Emails, instant messages, text messages, and more all used in the modern workplace. You need to be able to use these tools well to get ahead.

  1. Good writing shows professionalism

If you want to climb up the ladder at work, everything you do needs to be steeped in respect for the job. If you take care over your written communications, no matter how small, it shows that you pay attention to detail. When it comes to finding people for better roles, this won’t go unnoticed.

  1. You’ll be able to market yourself

Think marketing yourself ends when you find a job? Think again. You’re always looking for that opportunity to get in on a popular project, or get recognition for something you’ve done. Improving your skills means you’ll find it easier to persuade others through your writing.

  1. It’ll be easier to get promotions

When promotion time rolls around, you’ll need to be able to promote yourself. When you apply, good writing skills will give you the edge over the other candidates. Plus, you’ll find it much easier to explain why you’re the best person for the job.

How to improve your business writing skills?

It’s easy to start working on your writing skills, thanks to these writing tools. Try them out and you’ll see just how quickly you’ll improve.

  1. Email Excellence: This tool has templates for almost any email you’ll ever need to send, making writing them a lot easier.
  2. White Smoke: This free grammar checker can be installed into your browser, picking up on errors as you’re writing.
  3. Write my essay: Editing is a time consuming task, and you can’t always put the time in. This writing service will edit your communications for you.
  4. Ginger: Typing on a smartphone can be a minefield. This software helps correct errors made as you’re typing, avoiding any embarrassing mistakes.
  5. Enloop: This tool allows you to automatically write business plans, taking a lot of the time and hassle out of doing so. It’ll even give you automatically generated projections for the future.
  6. Assignment writer: Sometimes you aren’t able to get a piece written, because you’re busy or you know you don’t have the skill required. This service will write for you, even if your deadlines are tight.
  7. Scrivener: This writing tool is designed to be used on touch screens, such as the iPad or iPhone. You can get writing done wherever you are, without the stress.
  8. UK Writings: This copywriting service knows how important written communications are. They’ll create anything for you, from blog posts to emails, whenever you need them.
  9. Australian help: This website features helpful online tools for writers and entrepreneurs. Here you will find wordcount and grammar checking tools, business writing guides, proofreading machine, etc.

These tools are great for when you’re in a pinch and you need a helping hand. They’re also perfect for improving your own writing skills. It can feel rather daunting trying to improve your writing, but like most things, it just takes practice.

Now you have the reasons and tools to hand, you can start making a splash at work. Your bosses will soon see how professional and polished your writing is, and it’ll help you get ahead. Try these tools out for yourself, and before long you’ll have a leg up into the job you really want.

Author’s Bio: Gloria Kopp is a web content writer and an e-learning consultant from Manville city. She graduated from University of Wyoming and started a career of a creative writer. She has recently launched her Studydemic educational website and is currently working as a freelance writer and editor. Read her latest blog post here.”

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