Tag Archives: Language

Communicating Your Message to Non-English Speakers

The number of Spanish-speaking people in this country continues to increase. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 34 million U.S. residents speak Spanish, making it our nation’s second language. But, Spanish isn’t the only language on the rise. The Census … Continue reading

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A Gentle Reminder to Healthcare Communicators

Listen in on the discussions of almost any peer group and you are likely to hear group-specific dialogue and terminology. Football fans speak of time in the red zone and protection in the pocket. Airline personnel might reference open-jaw tickets … Continue reading

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When Words Drive Me Crazy

I love words. More precisely, I love the proper use of the English language. I picked it up from my mother who, even at the age of 80, has a voracious appetite for books and was always the “grammar cop” in our … Continue reading

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Eight Common Errors in Writing

Writing is a large part of my job, and as a communications professional it is my job to make sure my writing is accurate and error-free. Thank goodness I have grammatical gurus as colleagues because making a few common errors … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned Communications

I have always been infatuated with the written word.  Long, florid, romantic narrative … precise, exacting prose … tight, haunting poetry.   I love the formality of language – the dependable balance of a well-constructed sentence, the subtle but undeniable framing … Continue reading

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