I’m a self taught writer. I never wrote anything of note before launching this blog. I’d like to think that I’ve improved and I’m pleased that my brother, an award winning journalist for many years, grudgingly thinks I’ve learned a thing or two.
I’m always appalled at the number of typos that end up in my posts. I know that I often write in circles and it is always humbling when I occasionally ask my brother to edit something I’ve written and he manages to cut my word count in half while making my point more clear.
So this video, about exploding the heterodoxy of “official” writing rules really makes me smile. We don’t “dress up” our language here at Tactical Philanthropy. It is more like casual Friday every day. While this post might be a bit off topic, I think that philanthropy as a sector tends to suffer from an overly “proper” approach to communication. If you believe, as I do, that a core goal of philanthropy should be to spread good ideas, then this video is a useful (and fun) look at the language we use.
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