I LOVED your golfing story. Read every word. You're a wonderful writer. (Peter Bowerman, the Well-Fed Writer)
Big Things rule! ... and the video of the Airbus is great. (Jim McDonald, Birmingham, UK)
Having enjoyed reading your biographical, They can't take that away from me... I would love to post your article (for my) course for seniors entitled Autobiography and Journaling ... and let them read your article as a good example of what I call the reader's writer, clearly expressed and easy to read. (Howell)
The French language has always appealed to me ... so I enjoyed Lavinia's experiences en France! (Di Sullivan, Perth, Australia)
I am an American and an expat here since 1990. I have been a subscriber to Writing Tip for a few years now and look forward to the Friday editions. I archive by creating topics of the tips relevant to me and often refer. (Mary, Lagos, Nigeria)
Who said Aussies would bet on two flies crawling up a wall? Now I know better! (Bill Denham, Chicago, USA)
I enjoy reading your page every week, Jennifer, it's never boring and there's always something to bring a smile to my face! (Kenny Dima, Tenerife, Spain)
Thanks for pitching in to help clarify the English Language for and with us. (Paul, Portland, USA)
Your story about the evil glasses made my day :) (Edith, Derbyshire, UK)
I enjoy your letter and use it in my advanced writing class here in China. (Bugs, Shenzhen, CHINA)
I always look forward to your Latin quote of the week. (Paul, Mexico City, Mexico)
Aah! Those evil marionettes are everywhere! Thanks for another great laugh! (Jim Fraser, Vancouver, Canada)
Your remarks regarding the alien contact had me in stitches, figuratively speaking, of course. (Dave Wagner, Sacramento, US)
The best part of the missive is the introduction to Australian humour and expressions. (Chaska, Prince Edward County, CANADA)
Like your site...very inspirational when you get writer's block like me! (Peter, Seoul, South Korea)
Nice letter, I was using google for once, twice, thrice and quince, and found this page, great ;) (Marv, Zwolle, NETHERLANDS)
One of the most amusing and erudite newsletters that makes my day. Keep going. (David Vasnaik, Bangalore, INDIA)
Great newsletter - originally found this site after searching for clarification on a contentious point amongst work colleagues. Just had to look at old issues and now look forward to Fridays (Juliet Wallace, Manchester, ENGLAND)
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I love reading the Write Way and always learn something - mostly about how many words I don't know. (Marian, Arisaig, Inverness-shire, Scotland)
Of all the writers' newsletters I receive, I get the most enjoyment from this one. Keep up the good work. (Don Perkins, Des Moines, Iowa, US)
I am a US Peace Corps Volunteer living in the Republic of Macedonia, and have been an avid reader of your weekly newsletter for several years now. I have used many of your tips and strategies in my TEFL classes here, and in my own writing. (Sean, Veles, MACEDONIA)
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Warm greetings from southern coast of the most eastern state in the United States. Thank you for making my e-mail a regular treat. Terry and I have always wanted to visit Australia and you have given your country a cheerful face, and a thoughtful heart. I am often touched and always challenged by your letters. They remind me what a wonderful language we share. Write on! Right on! (Mike and Terry Garrett, Maine, USA)
I'm originally from the U.S. but have lived in Spain for over 35 years, so your newsletter does me worlds of good where the English language is concerned... Thanks! (Sherry, Valencia, SPAIN)
Love the newsletter! the informative and funny comments makes it something I look forward to seeing in my inbox. (Nina, Texas, USA)
What else can I say? Every time I read the newsletter I can't help but smile, and it brings a good rhythm to the rest of my day. Thanks! (Luis, San Antonio, USA)
I love this site! It's so useful! (Kitty, Cambridge, ENGLAND)
I like your newsletter. It brings me a lot of knowledge about the English language. Great work. (Eric Van Oppens, Nieuwkerken-Waas, BELGIUM
As always I laughed until I couldn't stand it any more - you have a sense of humor like no other! I so enjoyed your latest skills and the good information you always manage to impart in the least painful way imaginable. Thanks for writing for me. (I should say us - but I don't wanna share = ) ) I always do though especially with my daughters and niece - they love you too. Billie
Your remarks regarding the alien contact had me in stitches, figuratively speaking, of course. Dave (USA)
I like your style of weaving a story around the week's lesson. I follow most of the links that you include, especially when it involves information about Australia. It's a bit of travel without leaving home. Some day I may visit your country, and through your eyes the trip may feel as if I had been there already. And because of the apostrophe discussions, on the Writing 101, page I've become more conscious of my frequent use. Learning the fun way, Sandi
I didn't receive my weekly Writing Tips "fix" today and hope that it is merely a computer glitch and nothing has gone awry. I enjoy your newsletters and look forward to Friday more than ever. Everyone in my office loves the word of the week and Latin phrases. Please keep up the good work! (Diane S. Smith)
Thanks very much for the free
guides, "How to write.." They're
I have to tell you how much I love your newsletter. I wrote to you before to thank you for the jokes, but this newsletter was exceptional. The story about the hanging peaked my interest to get back to writing and then you gave a few words of encouragement to 'get to it'. Thank you. Carolyn Pratt-Elliott (Vancouver, BC, CANADA)
for this week's issue.
How do I enjoy thee? I can't count
Jennifer, Just a quick note to say Thank You for your efforts each week to help us improve our understanding and use of the English language. I'm remembering--or learning something new--each week.
Best regards, Mike Hope (Valparaiso, IN)
I want to take this opportunity to let you know that I have thoroughly enjoyed Write Way throughout 2000, and look forward to more witty and informative newsletters next year. You do a remarkable job, and your newsletter remains the single literary newsletter I faithfully read week in and week out. Kudos on a job very well done! (Lynda Markwell)
I want to thank for your wonderful newsletter
that I have been receiving over the past year.Your joy for living is your real gift to the world, and your words, its messengers.
Dr. Robert Dato, Founder
I'm just a journalism student from Romania trying to break into the business.
But at least I have an excuse for browsing the Internet, trying to read as much as possible: sometimes I get lucky enough to read works as yours that are funny, boost my confidence and keeps my grammar fit.
I am afraid that I did not receive the November 24, 2000 issue of Writing Tips. Is there any way I can access this past issue? I really enjoy your newsletter-not only the valuable information, but the quizzes as well! Thank you for your help.
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I have reviewed your website, and I wanted to include you in a RFP we are sending out. It seems a little strange working with someone so far away (we are in Chicago), but I was impressed with your site and it seems like it should be possible.
-Chicago Software Ventures
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I am a subscriber to the w@h email group and have noticed you are a regular contributor. I have been to your site a few times and it is fantastic! I have just subscribed to your newsletter and have already learnt something new. Throughout my career I have found that excellent English language skills are very powerful in the workplace. I undertook a written communication skills course years ago, but sometimes I need reminders on the 'rules' etc. Your 'free writing tips' will act as this and help me continue to improve my writing skills which is crucial when in a marketing role. Thank you and I look forward to future tips/newsletters.
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Really enjoy your newsletter,
I found the design of your website elegant & readable - lovely logo! I too have to linger awhile in your archives & tips. Lovely site! Enjoy your writing! Looking forward to receiving your newsletter each week - I invite you to check out our website -
rebeccasreads.com - I've already gone back to several pages with your tips & tidied up!
Rebecca Brown http://www.rebeccasreads.com
It has truly been fun writing back and forth with you. Thanks for you great attitude!
I hope to visit your beautiful country some day.
BTW, I'm in Tucson, Arizona USA in case you wonder
Jennifer, I wanted
to let you know how much I appreciated your step by step
=PROBLEM/FEAR + SOLUTION....on ad writing. I have
been using it for a couple of days and found it to be VERY
Great idea and best of all...it's
Your web site is
amazing! You seem to find every possible way to market
your talents and serve
I've wanted to write to you for a number of weeks now, and finally get that moment.
I truly enjoy your newsletter. It's refreshing, professional and ...savvy!
Would it be possible to have a brief conversation with you in real-time...on a real phone? I notice you're in Australia, and if you'd like to post me a message as to when might be a good time, I'll make it happen. I'm located in Washington State.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
Dar St. Clair: www.stclairwebservices.com
I have just read
on Box Planet and was very impressed.
tips are fantastic
How things can be so simple, yet work so well.
Thanks for taking
the time to write me the email. I have already found the
Love your newsletter. Thank you. My very best
wishes to you
I wanted to say that I really enjoyed your article, Responding to Complaints. I plan on using your strategy for my site.
I am wondering if I could have permission to use the article on my site. I will include the article exactly how it is shown below, including the biography with the appropriate links (Let me know if you want anything changed).
My site isn't complete yet so I can't give you an address for it. But the article will be placed on my web site called Artsy Web Designs, a web site design business.
Let me know!
Best wishes for the new millennium.
I'm a teacher of Commercial Correspondence in Belgium, Europe and I find your writing tips quite useful.
I think that you will not receive any greetings and congratulation from Iran; So I decided to fill the gap. Thank you so much for your writing tips which are very interesting and useful. I wish you a very happy new year.
Your friend from Iran, Tehran.
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I just read your Rule
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I just read your
article in the whatUseek Weekly e-zine. I enjoyed
reading about using 3 to our advantage. Thank you for
the great advice. I am going to implement your
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Love your site, having just found it today for the first time. Well done.
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Just wanted to
wish you a special Christmas and a blessed New Year.
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Jennifer - I quite enjoy your writing tips newsletter and have found it quite useful. I work in a law firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA) in the marketing department and prepare internal newsletters for our attorneys. I have been, over the past few months, trying to encourage them to write articles for journals. Some of the lawyers are, shall we say, not too gifted in the non-legal writing arena. I was wondering if I might pass on some of your tips (with proper acknowledgement of course) to our lawyers via the internal newsletter. Please let me know. Thanks, and keep up the great work! Happy Holidays.
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I am so glad I clicked on your site. I learned something! You are right and I realized that I never have in the past had this (using the apostrophe) right, hopefully I don't have too many instances of it. Now I must scramble to check everything I have published.
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I visited your site and was very impressed. Attractive, easy on the eyes, and
packed with good information. Great job! When I get the opportunity I'll point
people your way.
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Thanks for the
great resources you are providing on the Web.
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Judy Vorfeld http://www.webgrammar.com
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Just read your article (Mailers - what's in and what's out) and promptly printed it to refer to when needed.
Great suggestion and ripe timing for writing it. Good Job!
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...it looks like I'll be teaching a 3 to 4 week computer class with younger people (19 to 25) which will give me the opportunity to include internet stuff. Usually my computer classes are 1 week long, the basics and with older adults (I have lots of patience with fears).
Regarding the upcoming class, would it be okay with you to involve them in the completion of some of your writing quizes? They are so good!
Susan J. Caine
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I enjoy your writing tips and have to confess the Latin phrases are the things I look for first.
My regards, Terrilynn
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Your tips are
always good. But I just wanted to tell you that I
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Thank you so much for your tips. This one in particular, was so timely. I went to a book writer's reception last evening, it was great. I'm very interested in writing a book. Thank you again for such helpful tips.
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Thank you so much
for your weekly lessons on writing! Each issue is packed
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Just finished your
newsletter -- had to write to tell you how enjoyable it is.
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Just read your article in the leading edge ezine. Just wanted to say it was very good. Out of all of the articles from all of the... self-proclaimed..... expert... copywriters... I've ever read, no one has ever mentioned or explained ambiguities. (Try our hot Pies. You'll never get better!) I tend to notice them because of my background in Behavioral Sciences. They can kill a deal quickly, especially if they are used multiple times......I am going to take a look at your site. Best Regards,
This course answers all the questions I've always been asking .... The whole package is beautifully presented.
I'm just so excited that I've finally found a way to improve my writing and to catch up on all those things I missed at school!
"Nothing will create a bad first impression quicker than careless mistakes with basic language. Why should I trust you with my money, when you don't even care enough to check your spelling?" First Impressions Count article
Yes! Amen! Preach on, sister!
(I HATE when people do that....)
I enjoyed your "Leading Edge" article on writing. So I went to your web page and liked its format, clean and concise and uncluttered. I haven't reviewed the content yet, but the night is young. I believe that these days people don't take the time to compliment someone who has done a good job, or a good deed, or whatever, just like please, thank you and your'e welcome are lost words. So...glad to see you at Leading Edge and I will be looking foreword to seeing more.
I can speak and read English very well, but my writing used to let me down ...In my business, I often used to feel inferior when I had to write something ...Now I no longer have to worry, I am more confident and, I think, more successful as a result.
Great article but I was shocked to see two errors in spelling.
colouring instead of coloring
judgement instead of judgment
(Editor's note: one of the occupational hazards of living and working in Australia, is that we spell some words differently! Read this article.)
I would like to express my appreciation and comment on your site and the links with EBOZ. The idea of providing free writing help to anyone in need is an EXCELLENT idea. Your willingness to help others build quality into their sites is certainly a step above. Your web site design is attractive and this new idea to help others is great. Our site is still in the formative stages at: http://www.alidatrain.com
The comments you gave are pertinent, to the point, and the turnaround time was quick. All-in-all an EXCEPTIONAL service.
Tim Hoffman Alida Connection http://www.alidatrain.com
I really like your writing style. I will be adding (your article)... to a column in the April edition, as the March edition was already full. The url of the page is: http://webprojex.com/singleparent. Once again thank you so much for your submission and I look forward to working with you as the column develops.
i enjoyed your article. i am a lawyer and am constantly amazed at how poorly my compatriots write, particularly as we make our living by the written word!
My name is Carol Daly, and I own Creative Enterprises, an online and off-line business. ...I read your article in InternetDay with great interest. I'm quite sure I am guilty of some of the mentioned writing faux pas on my own site. Not only do I have a tendency to be "wordy," but I'm learning (very slowly) that writing for the web is a little different from print publications. I feel the need to constantly explain everything in minute detail to insure clarity -- a need that tends to make me even "wordier." So I am going to make every effort to use your advice in the future. My purpose in writing today is two-fold: One, I wanted you to know that I have linked to your site at National Correspondence Tutorials. I am gradually developing a Business Education Center directory page on my site, and this will fit nicely. Additionally, I wondered about the possibility of publishing a brief version of the InternetDay article in our new monthly newsletter for April?
Carol Daly Creative Enterprises http://www.creativethought.com
If I need help I assure you I will come to you. I took a quick look at your web site. All I can say is Excellent! My site is just getting started, I will add you to my members site and hopefully you will get some business from it.
Professional Services Inc.
I had the pleasure of reading the article you submitted to Hypermart. It is excellent and is an article that I will save. I am getting a web site online shortly. I will be offering a few business resources, etc. I want to offer my readers quality content and also something they don't see all over the web. I am considering featuring articles by 'guest' writers that will be either business related, offer health tips, or be inspirational in nature. I will, of course include a link for the author and the article will be featured on it's own page. Would you be interested in having your article 'featured' on my site? I felt your article was excellent. ... Please let me know if this would be of interest to you. Thanks, Myra Totten
Writing Tips was perfect. All justification was good... header centered and the remainder left justified. Word wrap was just the way it should be, nothing out of place. Bold and other formatting were fine. Paragraph spacing was fine. And the Doberman puppy joke and the (fonetikly) quip got giggles out of me. (Writing Tips 17)
I am working on a self-evaluation quiz to send out to the news media. When I have it completed I may take you up on the "free proof reading" offer I saw on your web page.
My name is Tom Sonsuwan, I publish a small ezine dedicated to online/offline marketing. I like your article I read recently about writing webpages. I think that my subscribers would appreciate your tips on writing webpages. I would like your permission to reprint this article in my ezine in the coming week. Thank you for your time Jennifer. Looking forward to publishing your articles in the future.
Editor, Net Profit
I really liked your analogy about the hot pies, it really hit the spot.
I loved your oxymoron. It really is apropos, isn't it? I am looking out the window this minute and see a beautiful blanket of snow falling on the enormous pine trees. What an awesome sight. I live in Utah, by the Northwest Rockies.
I WAS SURPRISED AT HOW FAST I RECEIVED YOUR REPLY. THANK YOU. IN THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS, YOU WILL BE HEARING FROM ME. I WILL PROBABLY START FROM THE BASICS. I WAS ABLE TO DOWNLOAD ONE OF THE FREE TIPS DATED 26FEB99. ONCE AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE.
CANDIDO RAMIREZ JR
Now you tell me about your service! I have just completed a book on the subject of lyophilization (freeze-drying). It is at the publisher right now and according to the word count contains over 216,000 words. Proof reading the darn thing puts me right sleep. Yet with each reading I still errors. After the book in print, I refuse to look at it for fear that I will immediately see another error. Please do send me your weekly issue of Writing Tips.
Thomas Jennings www.phase-technologies.com
I've just read your article, "Be Clear, Be Concise, Be Courteous!", and found it very interesting. Allow me, if you will, to introduce myself. My name is Jack Bartlett, Publishing Editor of MONDAY MEMO!, a weekly online Internet Marketing Ezine. Each issue contains one or more articles related to Internet Marketing, General Business, and Consumer News. At this time, I'd like to request your permission to reprint this article in one of our Newsletters, and to invite you to submit any other articles you have written, or plan to write covering any of the above mentioned topics. Thanks for your consideration. Looking forward to your reply.
Jack Bartlett Globemark International
I enjoyed your article on writing well-you are so true if only communication was clearer then wars wouldn't start! Why I was writing for is that I looked up your site and liked it very much especially the part on proofreading.
Arrow Home Business Solutions
I realised after I had written to you that you were indeed from Australia. I assumed then that maybe you guys spelled a little different and wished I hadn't sent you the e-mail. At least you took it in good spirit, as I intended, without getting upset as some would. I will certainly take a look at your writing tips, I'm sure my web site needs help!
First Coast Web Design
Thank you. I haven't read your proofing yet, but I will. I'm a writer as well and know that anyone who doesn't think their work needs a second opinion is crazy. My site is up and running http://www.newmoonrising.com/ Take a peek and thanks again! Nancy
I just made the changes to my wordage and it does sound so much better. I have looked at those words a gazillion times and have re-worded them about as much. Thanks for the input. I will direct any one who needs a professional proofreader to your address.
Good luck, Nancy
I saw your article in InternetDay. I liked it and decided to check your site out, I believe it only justifies your write up. It's a very good site, easy to navigate, straight to the point and helpful.
If people knew how poorly they write, even business sites, you would make a fortune. I have been amazed at the poor grammar, spelling, and typos I have seen on the Internet. There's plenty of work out there for you.
I thought that your article was timely and very well done. Sorry that my sons did not have you as their English teacher.
Thomas Jennings, Ph.D.
I liked your article. It was a good example of what you were trying to tell us.
Thanks, Bruce Lawrence