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Writing for Business
& Pleasure

by Stephen Wilbers

Quote of the week

“In fairness to teachers, it should be said that correcting and commenting on student writing is terrible work. I would rather mop the floors than do it. In fact the two jobs are similar.”
– Bill Stott, in Write to the Point, and Feel Better about your Writing



Two 30-second writing exercises

Weekly error: Correct the error in the sentence below.
It’s hard to imagine any place more beautiful than Minneapolis, Minnesota after an early winter snow.

Weekly tip: Revise the sentence below for stylistic effect.
“For additional information, I can be reached at this telephone number.”



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