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|Thursday November 4, 2010|
Networking for Shy People
We're starting something new at Early to Rise: a talking editorial. It's our version of the video podcast.
In today's video, I'll be passing along a tip to help you get ahead in your career -- whether you're on the corporate ladder or freelancing -- no matter what industry you're in. Just click on the screen below to get started.
"For those serious about improving their lives."
"I've been an admirer of Michael Masterson's work for many years, which is why I was so happy to see him tackle the all-important subject of his latest book, The Pledge: Your Master Plan for an Abundant Life. What I especially like is that he didn't take the route of many self-development authors and simply offer worn-out, generic advice. For those serious about improving their lives -- personally, socially, and financially -- Michael has laid out a clear roadmap to success. This book is loaded with practical, simple, effective strategies that really work."
The Language Perfectionist: Ambiguities on the March
In my reading, I continue to spot ambiguously written sentences. Such errors can create miscues that confuse readers and force them to pause, backtrack, and reread in an effort to understand what is really meant. Consider these examples:
Ordinarily, the phrase "stand behind" means support or advocate. But the writer's meaning is "I'm second to no one...."
I momentarily wondered how you get Tiffany to give you gifts! Evidently, however, an unspecified person bought the frame for the writer at that venerable emporium.
The meaning here is that the Chinese government now demands profitability from these companies. But the sentence could be construed as a financial or investment forecast.
Most likely, it's not that men approve of gays more than they approve of women. Better phrasing: "Poll: Men are more accepting of gays than women are."
[Ed Note: For more than three decades, Don Hauptman was an award-winning independent direct-response copywriter and creative consultant. He is author of The Versatile Freelancer, an e-book that shows writers and other creative professionals how to diversify their careers into speaking, consulting, training, and critiquing.]
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