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Tips for writers: Knowing when to use colons

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There are many who consider the colon and semi-colon to be identical punctuation stop marks and use both without discrimination, while others have a strong preference for one mark and have little use for the other. Here I am going to concentrate solely on the use of colons.

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Tips for writers: Writing reports part 1. How to improve visual appearance

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In their headlong rush to communicate as much information and data as possible to their readers, many authors of reports often neglect to pay sufficient attention to how they communicate the facts and figures to their audience. Some of the factors that lead to poor-quality output include: cluttered and fussy visual appearance inconsistencies of style poor […]