Avoid the Most Common Business Writing Errors

26 Common Business Writing Errors

Use Correct Spelling

Confusing Word Pairs
25 Most Commonly Misspelled Words
Spelling California Cities
General Spelling 1
General Spelling 2

Write Clear, Strong Sentences

Active and Passive Voice
Subject/Verb Agreement 1
Subject/Verb Agreement 2
Pronoun Agreement 1
Pronoun Agreement 2

Use Correct Punctuation

Commas 1
Commas 2
Other Punctuation 1

Question marks, Semicolons, Colons, Apostrophes, Quotation marks, Dashes, Hyphens, Parentheses

Other Punctuation 2

Question marks, Semicolons, Colons, Apostrophes, Quotation marks, Dashes, Hyphens, Parentheses

Special Punctuation 1

Brackets, ellipses, the $ symbol, the % symbol

Special Punctuation 2

Brackets, ellipses, the $ symbol, the % symbol

Other Business Writing Rules

Abbreviations 1
Abbreviations 2
Use Defined Terms Consistently 1
Use Defined Terms Consistently 2
Format Consistently and Correctly 1
Format Consistently and Correctly 2
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Business Writing InstructorDr. Robert Hogan teaches the coaching, tutoring, and individualized business writing courses. Dr. Hogan has been training writers for 40 years in universities, colleges of business, consulting companies, and professional writing companies. He has been been a professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County College, and Illinois State University College of Business. He was manager of communications in a telephone billing company and owner of a company writing documents on contract for government agencies and corporations.

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