The Write Stuff

Clear, concise writing is an important career success skill.  Proper word usage is an important component of good writing.  This article lays out 37 commonly misused words.  Use them incorrectly and you come across as unpolished.

Keep this list handy, refer to it when your writing.

Now for a little test.  Do you see the mistake in the sentence above?

“Your” is incorrect.  The correct word is “you’re”  which is the contraction of you are.  Your is the possessive of you.  This is the most common of incorrect word usage that I see.

You want to come across as knowledgeable, professional and polished in your written communication.  The information in this article can help you do just that.  I suggest that you print a copy and keep it handy to help you with your writing.

Your career mentor,


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  1. Everything is very open with a really clear clarification of the challenges.
    It was really informative. Your website is extremely helpful.
    Thanks for sharing!

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