Some career organizations are celebrating, “ International Update Your Resume Month,” and good grammar is essential for your career. Since resumes are one of many documents needed for your career success, I thought this was a good time for a show on grammar. Emails, business letters of kinds, and social media updates require correct grammar.
Today’s guest is Susan Rooks, aka “The Grammar Goddess.” Susan has taught business writing in many countries including the United States and on many other subjects. Susan executes a straight-forward approach to teaching and training others on grammar. She will also tell you she does not know every English grammar rule in existence.
How do you feel about the importance of grammar? Let me know what you think:
- Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number
- Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message
- Send email feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Susan Rooks is a Business Communications Coach, copyeditor, proofreader, and blogger. For the last 20 years, she has worked as a corporate trainer nationally and internationally. She says, “To help business professionals look and sound as smart as they are. When they look smart, their company does too.”
- Some of the highlights of our discussion:
- –Grammar is considered by most unnecessary to consider on social media
- –You never know who is looking and scrutinizing, we do judge
- –Punctuation helps and gives us structure
- –We discuss the differences between active and passive voice. Passive voice is often wordier
- –Passive voice can also mislead or in some instances “save face.”
- –We discuss the importance of the Oxford comma (she uses it)
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