Posts Tagged: editing

FAQS: The Government Printing Office Style Manual

Writing clearly is hard enough without having to make gut-wrenching decisions about commas, spaces, hyphens, and quotation marks every few seconds. Thankfully, government writers have a sort of uniform code of conduct designed to make all government writing consistent. It’s called the Government Printing Office Style Manual, and it resolves many of the common, everyday… Read more »

A Quick Refresher on Tricky Word Choices

Now that we’ve all mastered when to use “they’re,” “their,” and “there” appropriately, here are the correct uses of some other tricky word choices that threaten to derail a well written sentence. Follow these general rules to avoid an embarrassing mistake in your next email. Than / Then Use “than” when comparing two things. For… Read more »

Calling All Writers: Enter the GovLoop Featured Blogger Challenge!

UPDATE: Thanks for your interest! This contest is now closed. We’ll announce our featured bloggers soon! At GovLoop, we pride ourselves on our community. There are over 120,000 of you — government employees, industry partners, and knowledge experts — who are extremely engaged. You comment on nearly a thousand posts and discussions each month. You… Read more »

Beware of Proposal Editors

I will never forget my first bylined article in the Financial Times of London. It was back when Kathy Lee Gifford was in trouble as her clothing line for Wal-Mart was accused of violating the child labor laws in Honduras. As an aspiring journalist, I did a ton of research and preparation for this article…. Read more »

GBE101: strategies for business development under the social network umbrella

by Donna L. Quesinberry Government Business Examiner In the technological hour of 2010 there are so many inroads to business development that just don’t employ legacy plans of action. We now enjoy Pod-casting, Wikis and Wikipedia, Social Networks (SNS), Videographies, Webinars, SlideShares, YouTube videos, TelePresence, inVirtual communications, etc. Add to this laundry list of new… Read more »