Business writing purist vs textist
Business writing purists
draw a line in the sand
of words
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Textists kick
that sand
in the
purists’ face
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An epic battle rages on
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Purists defend
what’s always been
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Purists love rules
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Grammar
Punctuation
Style
(think AP vs Chicago)
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Textists reply GMAB!
(give me a break)
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Textists shortcut all
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Before you start yelling
at the screen
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These are HUGE generalities
Some purists & textists
actually get along
Some purists & textists
actually get along
Why don’t we ALL get along?
www.simplystatedbusiness.com
Find balance
Respect writing
rules
But, be open to
bending one or
two
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Inject your personality
But, don’t make us need an
urban dictionary
www.simplystatedbusiness.com
Follow these rules guidelines
www.simplystatedbusiness.com
Adjust your
style to the
form of writing
A
blog may be
more casual
www.simplystatedbusiness.com
White papers benefit from
a style manual
Structure helps
organize
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Consider
your reader
Why push old school if it turns off
your reader?
www.simplystatedbusiness.com
Do you really want to tick off
the CEO
traditionalist?
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You don’t have to like their style
But, communication is
about connecting
www.simplystatedbusiness.com
Discover the
good and
compromise
www.simplystatedbusiness.com
A casual style
keeps your
message simple
A structured
approach keeps
your message
clear
www.simplystatedbusiness.com
A compromise of both
keeps your message
uniquely yours
www.simplystatedbusiness.com
There is no right or wrong
Just different
www.simplystatedbusiness.com
Celebrate the differences
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To see the full post on this topic
Visit
SimplyStatedBusiness.com
www.simplystatedbusiness.com
Cathy Miller, Business Writer
Business site:
www.SimplyStatedBusiness.com
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Are you a purist when it comes to business writing? Or do you embrace text-speak? Can purists and textists get along? They can with a bit of compromise.

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Business writing purists vs textists: Can we all get along?

  1. 1. Business writing purist vs textist
  2. 2. Business writing purists draw a line in the sand of words
  3. 3. www.simplystatedbusiness.com Textists kick that sand in the purists’ face
  4. 4. www.simplystatedbusiness.com An epic battle rages on
  5. 5. www.simplystatedbusiness.com Purists defend what’s always been
  6. 6. www.simplystatedbusiness.com Purists love rules
  7. 7. www.simplystatedbusiness.com Grammar Punctuation Style (think AP vs Chicago)
  8. 8. www.simplystatedbusiness.com Textists reply GMAB! (give me a break)
  9. 9. www.simplystatedbusiness.com Textists shortcut all
  10. 10. www.simplystatedbusiness.com Before you start yelling at the screen
  11. 11. www.simplystatedbusiness.com These are HUGE generalities
  12. 12. Some purists & textists actually get along
  13. 13. Some purists & textists actually get along Why don’t we ALL get along?
  14. 14. www.simplystatedbusiness.com Find balance
  15. 15. Respect writing rules
  16. 16. But, be open to bending one or two
  17. 17. www.simplystatedbusiness.com Inject your personality
  18. 18. But, don’t make us need an urban dictionary
  19. 19. www.simplystatedbusiness.com Follow these rules guidelines
  20. 20. www.simplystatedbusiness.com Adjust your style to the form of writing
  21. 21. A blog may be more casual
  22. 22. www.simplystatedbusiness.com White papers benefit from a style manual
  23. 23. Structure helps organize
  24. 24. www.simplystatedbusiness.com Consider your reader
  25. 25. Why push old school if it turns off your reader?
  26. 26. www.simplystatedbusiness.com Do you really want to tick off the CEO traditionalist?
  27. 27. www.simplystatedbusiness.com You don’t have to like their style
  28. 28. But, communication is about connecting
  29. 29. www.simplystatedbusiness.com Discover the good and compromise
  30. 30. www.simplystatedbusiness.com A casual style keeps your message simple
  31. 31. A structured approach keeps your message clear
  32. 32. www.simplystatedbusiness.com A compromise of both keeps your message uniquely yours
  33. 33. www.simplystatedbusiness.com There is no right or wrong
  34. 34. Just different
  35. 35. www.simplystatedbusiness.com Celebrate the differences
  36. 36. Photo Credits: BigStockPhoto.com To see the full post on this topic Visit SimplyStatedBusiness.com
  37. 37. www.simplystatedbusiness.com Cathy Miller, Business Writer Business site: www.SimplyStatedBusiness.com

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