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Leslie_O'FlahavanLeslie O’Flahavan, Principal

Leslie is a get-to-the point writer and an experienced, versatile writing instructor.  As E-WRITE owner since 1996, Leslie has been writing content and teaching customized writing courses for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Leslie can help the most stubborn, inexperienced, or word-phobic employees at your organization improve their writing skills, so they can do their jobs better.

She’s got soup-to-nuts experience with online communication; she’s developed content strategy, written online style guides, trained employees, benchmarked content and e-mail quality, written content, and more. As a result of her work, E-WRITE clients improve their customer satisfaction ratings, reduce training cycles, improve productivity, and limit legal risk.

Leslie is a frequent and sought-after conference presenter, a faculty member at DigitalGov University, and the co-author of Clear, Correct, Concise E-Mail: A Writing Workbook for Customer Service Agents.

Leslie holds a B.A. in English and Rhetoric from the University of Illinois and an M.S.Ed from Northern Illinois University. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with her husband, daughters, and dog (who barks concisely, of course).

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    October 6, 2014


    Pet Peeves Of Written Customer Service: Google Hangout with CommBetterBlog

    Check it out! Jenny Dempsey and Jeremy Watkin of Communicate Better Blog invited me to hang out with them and talk about our pet peeves of written customer service. We had plenty of peeves -- customers who write in ALL CAPS, agents who write long emails without answering the customer's question -- and plenty of faves, too. Watch our hangout video, and share what drives you crazy in customer service email, chat, text, or social.

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