Category Archives: Kathleen Watson

Comma Kathy talks Common Comma Error

Comma Kathy talks Common Comma Error: Conjunction ‘and’ Doesn’t Always Need One Early in my career as an independent business writer, I produced hundreds of newsletters. They provided reliable, predictable income – ideal for someone operating as a freelancer. At … Continue reading

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No Problem? No Thanks.

No Problem? No Thanks. by Kathleen Watson I encourage people to speak—and write—words of thanks in both their personal and business lives. We all like to know our efforts are recognized and appreciated. Whenever I have a book event or … Continue reading

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Low-Cost Book Promotion: How I Engage People at Book Events

Low-Cost Book Promotion: How I Engage People at Book Events by Kathleen Watson When my Grammar for People Who Hate Rules: Killer Tips from the Ruthless Editor came out in August 2016, I was not exactly a marketing novice; I … Continue reading

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Twelve Tips for Better Email

Twelve Tips for Better Email With email continuing to reign as the communication mode of choice in the business world, billions of work-related messages are sent and received every day. Because emails lack facial expression, tone of voice, and body … Continue reading

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Stop Pushing Your Modifiers Around!

Stop Pushing Your Modifiers Around! by Kathleen Watson Modifiers are supposed to add meaning or clarification. A misplaced modifier can do just the opposite. Consider these differing connotations of often: College students who meet often with their advisers make better … Continue reading

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One Word or Two? Use Care When Combining Words

One Word or Two? Use Care When Combining Words by Kathleen Watson What’s wrong with the following headline: How to Setup a Marketing Campaign to Capture More Leads If you recognized Setup as incorrect (it should be Set Up), you … Continue reading

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Straying from Conventional Grammar Can Help Tell a Story

Straying from Conventional Grammar Can Help Tell a Story by Kathleen Watson Authors sometimes take license with grammar to create a mood, a scene, or a character. I usually don’t object to storytelling that deviates from standard usage, as long … Continue reading

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