Sitting at home with nothing to do? Practise your writing! All you need is an internet connection to receive the instructions. Depending on how much time you have, the following courses can keep you busy from half a week to several hours each day. And if you really like it, why stop yourself from writing… Continue reading Best Creative Writing Courses Online
& The Magic Number of Threes Now you’ll be learning how to use commas in a list. You can choose to use commas in the American style or in the British style. Americans usually use this format: Apples, pears, and cherries. British format omits (deletes) the last comma before the “and:’ Apples, pears and cherries.… Continue reading Use of Commas in a List
… to check whether your English is correct When you write an email or chat with someone in English, for work, study or fun, you don’t want to ask a native speaker to proofread what you’ve written. Often there is no time for someone else to check it. Besides, you will never learn how to… Continue reading Looking Stuff Up in An Effective Way using Easy & Fast Digital Tools
I’ve recently had a hilarious chat with the helpdesk at WordPress. (My blog is made with WordPress.) Why was it hilarious? Not because I had to laugh about the helpdesk person’s English. In fact, he or she (?) has good English. That had I had to laugh had more to do with the absurdity of the… Continue reading Do You Make These Mistakes?
Have you had this? There are times you want to crawl under the ground when you’ve discovered a typo in an important email. (Typo is a spelling mistake because of bad typing.) It’s so easy to make spelling mistakes in your CV, isn’t it? Or in an article that you’re sending out to be published,… Continue reading Tips for Painless Proofreading
I’ve been writing some quotes that make it sounds as if being dumb and lazy isn’t so bad. These quotes are only half serious. I’ve made them with Canva (canva.com). Really easy to make great posters; a lot of the elements that you need are free. (I usually use my own photos for this blog, though.)… Continue reading English is Easy Quotes
The best thing about these tools? No need for an English colleague to check your work. By Jacqueline Schaalje Writing isn’t easy. I presume you’ve downloaded my writing guide, “Improve Your Writing,” which was free during the past days. Even with all the best tips and best guides, writing is still hard work. Luckily, there… Continue reading Back to School: Quick Writing Tools to Correct your Grammar, Improve Readability and more
Do you want to improve your writing for work or study, if I show you how in a few amazing short tips? Download this book now! It’s free. Improve Your Writing: Six Steps Covering the Basics of Writing Letters, Emails and Essays that Get You Resultsis free today, until 4 September. Grab your copy and learn some easy… Continue reading My Popular Writing Guide is free today: last day!
By Jacqueline Schaalje Email Writing Examples Have a look at these two examples of an email. What are the differences? Which one is better? Version A: We greatly appreciate your recent registration to your ABC web service, and therefore I’m reaching out to you in a wish to further engage with you in order to… Continue reading How to Write the Best Sentences Your Readers Will Love
It’s not the Same as If… By Jacqueline Schaalje This subject is on request. If you’re a beginning learner of English, this subject is probably going to be too advanced for you. When Do You Use Whether? Whether is a kind of if, but you use it in specific situations. The situation has to be… Continue reading How to Use Whether (And Some Words about If)