In Unusual Times, Replace the Usual Customer Service Phrases

On a typical day, most customers will understand what you mean even if you use less-than-graceful words when you speak or write. But these aren’t typical days. The usual customer service phrases can make your anxious customers even less patient and more emotional. These phrases can also make your company seem clueless. Here’s a list of six customer service phrases your team should probably avoid.


How to Write Automated Texts That Sound Human, Not Robotic

If your customers have opted-in to receive texts from your company, they probably understand that some texts from your company were sent by an automated system. However, your automated texts to customers shouldn’t sound mechanical. Here are 10 tips to help you write automated texts that sound human and build rapport with your customers.



How to Write a Condolence for a Coworker

Even if a condolence is difficult for you to write, you should still do it. “I don’t know what to say, so I won’t say anything,” doesn’t cut it. Take a deep breath and follow these writing tips. You’ll maintain your self-respect, and you’ll give comfort to a person who needs it.


E-WRITE’s Eight-Course Writing Curriculum Helped a Government Agency Write Right

Over the last six months I’ve been involved in a dream-come-true project. For the U.S. Energy Information Administration, I developed a full writing curriculum—a set of eight different writing courses—and taught each of the courses at least twice. Learn how I developed the courses, how EIA got C-suite support for the project, and why the Write Right curriculum was so popular.