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Further Reading for Writers

books about business writingby Jody Bruner

We’re updating our annotated list of references in our writing skills manual and thought you may find some inspiration. Below you’ll find a collection of some of our favorite books that explore everything from ESL grammar to texting and email. Read more

Happy 50 Years to Wavelength!  

Back in 1969, Wavelength started by helping business people communicate more easily, clearly, and persuasively. Our first workshops were delivered to oil field workers in Alberta. 

Fifty years later, we keep this vision alive by helping our learners wherever they work: in banks, governments, airports, mines, insurance companies, engineering firms, pharmaceuticals—you name it. After all, everybody benefits from better communication skills.   Read more

Tips for Structuring Six Types of Emails

email writingby Jody Bruner

Even if you seem to spend all day reading and writing emails, you probably only write six distinct kinds of messages. Here are some tips for helping you be more effective when writing them. Read more

Collective Nouns: What You Need to Know

by Jody Bruner

Collective nouns are words that are singular in form but refer to a group of people, things or animals. Read more

Dealing with Difficult Digital Conversations 

digital conversationsby Brittany Moor

In today’s digital world, more and more of our conversations are happening through a screen. Between emails, texts, instant messages and social media, we often struggle to convey tone and meaning with just our words. Read more

Help Me, Don’t Assist Me!

by Jody Bruner

In business, we’re often offering or asking for help. But in your communications, do you offer to assist instead? Read more

How Can Millennials Get Ready to Lead?

leadershipby Brittany Moor

Dear fellow millennials: are you ready to lead? Read more

How to Make Important Information Stand Out

by Jody Bruner

Business readers are impatient and often scan when they read, so writers need strategies to make important information leap off the page. Read more

Technical Writing: Infographic

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Flipping the Scientific Method

by Brittany Moor

I studied science in university, and I had to write a lot. My university experience was filled with lab reports, research papers, formal and informal scientific presentations, proposals, essay questions… the list goes on. To achieve top marks, I was taught that my writing method should mimic the scientific method: present my conclusions and recommendations at the very end of my document. When I started working in the real world, I began to realize this method didn’t work as well as I thought, and I struggled to present myself as a credible professional. Read more