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The Word Business

Writing better at work and in life ... 
Because words still matter

Word of the Decade: What Will It Be? 

The little-known American Dialect Society will announce its decision in early January.
Will it be "woke"? "Hashtag"? "Fake"? Or something else? 
(Via The Philadelphia Inquirer)

The Best Business Books of 2019 

With an estimated 11,000 business books published every year, how do you find the best ones? Marker combed through all the year-end lists and determined the top three to read.
Find the chosen ones.  

Find Time to Read More in 2020

If the phrase "so many books, so little time" bothers you, do something about it. 
Here are sensible tips to help you incorporate more books into your life. 
(Via World Economic Forum Book Club)

These Are the Words We Mispronounced in 2019

From the names of a Democratic presidential candidate and TIME's "Person of the Year" to a Japanese term meaning "to flutter," here are words we apparently didn't know how to say.
Learn how to pronounce them correctly by year's end
I'm honored to announce that I will be among the 33 speakers at the 31st annual University of Wisconsin-Madison Writers' Institute, happening March 26-29, 2020. The session I am presenting is titled "Six Strategies for Launching a Successful Freelance Writing Gig."
Get the details here. 

Words from Two Lakes Media Group Clients


"Mike is our go-to writer for special projects. Whether they involve one or 10 sources, he consistently meets deadlines, favorably represents In Business with clients and is a nice guy who is easy to work with. Our entire team — editors, designers and sales staff — appreciate Mike's professionalism and work ethic."


— Jon Konarske, Publisher
In Business Magazine (Madison, Wis.)


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