Your writing skills could be totally making or breaking your career, and you might not even know it.
This article came my way from Craig Cardimon, who posted it on Google+. This is an argument that I’ve made for a long time. While I am trained as a technical writer, and I suppose many would consider me a writer since I write my blog, I’ve never considered myself a writer. Even so, having taken the time to sharpen my writing skills has proven beneficial professionally for me, as I will often end up suggesting edits to content when I receive something that…well…is just poorly written, and is usually written by someone who is not a writer as described in this article). They are often grateful for my input, and I become the hero of the moment. I’ve often felt that taking the time to write well is truly a reflection of who you are. If you write poorly, it doesn’t mean that you have bad ideas, but you aren’t willing to take the time to put the effort in to be clear, concise, and cogent. If you write well, it shows a willingness to work hard towards communicating well to get the job done. It really does make a big difference.