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Scribendi provides helpful and comprehensive tips to help you improve your grammar and your writing today. Whether you need help with punctuation, spelling, grammar, style, or tone, Scribendi will give you everything you need to improve your writing.



Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 02:19:37 GMT

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Understanding Punctuation Podcast

Thu, 28 Nov 2013 13:25:01 GMT

Punctuation can be confusing and sometimes frustrating. If you want to better understand the fundamentals of punctuation, this podcast will help. It includes five key punctuation rules that will ease your frustration.


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Organizing Information for Business Writing Podcast

Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:25:01 GMT

Proper business writing can help you engage your audience and map out your ideas. If you are looking to decide on a topic for a business pitch and want to make connections between your gathered information. This podcast has helpful tips for you, including how to organize your subtopics.


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How Business Editing Will Help You Avoid Redundancies Podcast

Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:25:01 GMT

Redundancy comes across as unprofessional in business writing, so it is important to be clear and concise instead of overly wordy. This podcast will supply you with ways to improve your business writing skills so you are precise and professional.


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The Brackets Podcast: Square, Curly, and Angle Brackets

Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:25:01 GMT

This podcast provides detailed definitions of the three brackets commonly used: Square, Curly, and Angle Brackets. We elaborate on these definitions using multiple examples of when each bracket is appropriate.


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PowerPoint Podcast: Is Your PowerPoint Presentation Getting You Down?

Thu, 12 Sep 2013 12:25:01 GMT

When giving a presentation, visual aids can be both helpful to the speaker and enticing to the viewer. This podcast will give you helpful tips for making an attention grabbing PowerPoint presentation, such as spending time on your opening and closing slide and incorporating a striking visual theme.


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How to Write a White Paper Podcast

Thu, 01 Aug 2013 12:25:01 GMT

As a form of official political or business writing, a white paper is supposed to point out problems and ways to fix them. This podcast details what a white paper is, how to format one, and ways to distribute and publish one.


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How to Write an Employee Recommendation Letter Podcast

Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:25:01 GMT

If you are asked to write an employee letter of recommendation, it is important you have all the information you need to present the employee in an appropriate light. In this podcast, we offer suggestions, such as stating why the employee is a good worker and describing the characteristics that make them successful. A powerful conclusion also helps!


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API Podcast: What Is an API and How Can I Streamline Operations by Using One?

Thu, 06 Jun 2013 12:25:01 GMT

Application Programming Interface may sound complicated, but this podcast will give you a simple understanding of how to incorporate the use of APIs as a way to save time and money by addressing basic questions, like “what is an API?” and “Why Use One?”


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How to Write a Research Proposal—Podcast Part Two

Thu, 02 May 2013 12:25:01 GMT

This podcast details the anatomy of a research proposal. While there may be no wrong way to write a proposal, the style you choose must complement your content. Having a clear description of what you wish to research and the necessity of demonstrating your knowledge are just two points covered in this podcast.


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The Semicolon and Colon Podcast

Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:25:01 GMT

Using semicolons and colons in your writing allows you to include more information; however, the proper use of these valuable punctuation tools can also be confusing. This podcast will help you understand how to use semicolons and colons appropriately.


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Technical Writing Podcast

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:25:02 GMT

Technical writers have to be clear and concise to convey complex information to a general audience. If you want to learn more about how to write manuals, training material, or other documentation of a technical nature, then this podcast will be of use. Pointers, such as know your audience and inject some personality, are included in this podcast. These and other basic rules will help make you a good technical writer.


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How to Write a Press Release Podcast

Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:25:02 GMT

Press releases are important to any business that wishes to highlight company events. Such releases generate public interest and awareness of a business, product, and/or service. This podcast outlines how to write an effective press release.


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How to Write a Post-Interview Follow-Up Letter Podcast

Thu, 20 Dec 2012 12:25:02 GMT

It is never a bad idea to follow up after an interview, either by email or formal letter. This shows you appreciate being considered for the position, that you are still interested, and that you are waiting for a response. How to write a follow-up letter that will keep the lines of communication open, who to send the letter to, and when to send it are all covered in this podcast.


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How to Write a Letter of Recommendation Podcast

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 12:25:01 GMT

If you are looking for tips on how to write a generic recommendation letter, then this podcast will prove useful. It details the proper style, tone, and content of an effective recommendation letter.


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How to Write a Functional Resume Podcast

Thu, 06 Dec 2012 12:25:02 GMT

In today's economic environment, it is not easy to find a job. Having a functional resume can help! In this podcast, we explain how to construct a resume that will showcase your talents, highlight your achievements, and appeal to potential employers.


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How to Write a CV Podcast

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 12:25:01 GMT

A curriculum vitae is a good way to give a positive first impression. This podcast will outline the differences between a CV and a resume, when a CV should be used, and how to make your CV detailed, yet focused.


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How to Write a Cover Letter Podcast

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 12:25:02 GMT

Formatting a cover letter is important, but the actual content is even more important. This podcast will help you understand how to highlight your most valuable attributes.


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How to Write a College Recommendation Letter Podcast

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 12:25:02 GMT

If you are asked to write a college recommendation letter, you have some power over whether that student is accepted into a particular program. This podcast covers how to write the introduction, body, and conclusion of a recommendation letter.


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How to Write a Business Plan Podcast

Thu, 01 Nov 2012 12:25:04 GMT

Establishing a business is a complex process. It should start with a detailed business plan. This podcast will cover such issues as the business profile, contacts, financing, marketing, and even bankruptcy plans, all of which are important for a successful business.


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How to Write a Business Pitch Podcast

Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:25:02 GMT

A great business pitch is necessary if you hope to attract an investor's interest. When pitching your idea, there are certain things you can do to improve your presentation. This podcast covers such issues as what details you should emphasize, what research you should do, and how long your speech should be.


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How to Format a Resume Podcast

Thu, 20 Sep 2012 12:25:02 GMT

If you have a lot you want to say on your resume, or perhaps if you don't have enough, proper formatting can be a valuable way to manage your words. Your resume should be clear, concise, and guide your potential employer. This podcast will help you determine what to feature in your resume and the most appealing way to format that information.


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How to Format a CV Podcast

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 12:25:03 GMT

There are several important components of a CV. It is after you address these basic elements that you can customize your CV to suit a particular employer. Fourteen valuable components of CVs are discussed in this podcast.


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The Correct Use of Acronyms Podcast

Fri, 29 Jun 2012 12:25:02 GMT

Texting has become so popular that using acronyms has become a strategy of twenty-first century communication. However, there is an appropriate and inappropriate time to use acronyms. If you are interested in learning more about what acronyms are and when and how to use them, listen to this podcast!


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Seven Ways to Stay Awake

Fri, 08 Jun 2012 12:25:01 GMT

Do you find yourself falling asleep in situations where you shouldn’t, perhaps during class or a business meeting? In this podcast, we suggest various tricks, such as stretching, to help you stay awake!


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How to Write a Strong Letter of Complaint Podcast

Thu, 17 May 2012 15:49:19 GMT

Most people do not like to complain, but writing a tasteful letter of complaint is one way to express your views. This podcast will help you organize your letter and keep it professional.


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Editing Versus Proofreading Podcast

Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:25:01 GMT

If you are looking for professional help with your writing, it is important to know what you need help with. The differences between editing and proofreading are outlined in this podcast. Knowing these differences will help you obtain the most appropriate service.


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Editing Tips—Making Comparisons Podcast

Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:25:02 GMT

As part of the Editing Tips series, this podcast gives suggestions about how to make comparisons in academic writing in order to give your reader all the necessary information. Tips and examples of how to avoid a phantom comparison are supplied to help ensure the clarity of your writing.


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A Review of Microsoft Office 2010

Sat, 04 Feb 2012 12:25:03 GMT

Microsoft has made some changes to its Office suite of programs. This podcast, written from a clear, concise, non-IT perspective, will update you about what has been removed, added, or changed.


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Combination Resumes Podcast: Choosing the Right Resume

Wed, 10 Aug 2011 00:20:02 GMT

It is important to have a resume that matches the description of the job you are applying for. This podcast will provide a brief overview of combination, targeted, and mini resumes, and will show you just when to use them in your search for that perfect position.


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https://media.scribendi.com/podcasts/Combination%20Resumes.mp3




Eliminating Wordiness

Fri, 22 Jul 2011 00:20:02 GMT

When a sentence is too long and is full of extra, unimportant words, it is referred to as wordy. If a sentence is wordy, it can be hard to comprehend and will detract from your writing. Try to follow these tips to avoid wordiness and to produce clear, concise writing.


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Are You Using an Editorial Calendar?

Sat, 18 Jun 2011 00:20:02 GMT

Want to write more articles? And more often? Then follow in the footsteps of magazine editors and utilize an editorial calendar. Our editors explain the benefits of using an editorial calendar in this podcast.


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10 Reasons to Hire a Professional Editor Podcast

Sat, 18 Jun 2011 00:20:02 GMT

Good writing comes from good editing. A professional editor does more than correct mistakes; they can help you turn lead into gold! The following podcast includes 10 reasons to hire a professional editor.


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How to Write a Candidate Rejection Letter Podcast

Wed, 25 May 2011 18:53:14 GMT

Finding the perfect candidate is never easy. Once you have hired someone, informing the other applicants that they were not selected for the position is beneficial. Listen to our podcast to find out why writing a candidate rejection letter so important.


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