A terrific article on word usage

20 Misused Words That Make Smart People Look Dumb

This article contained a hidden gem that is as important as the topic. While stressing the importance of word choice, Dr. Bradberry admits to personally falling into some word usage traps. However, what he does to avoid these missteps is to have someone carefully review and edit his work.

Frequently, many of us may not take the time to carefully proofread and edit our writing before hitting send or print. An excellent practice is to get others to review your work before completing the distribution step, especially with important documents. That’s not always possible, so developing strong editing and proofreading skills is crucial.

We’ll keep posting these gems to share with you. We know the differences in individual success can often come down to the ability to speak and write well.

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