Indirect References to Questions

Daily Writing Tips

When referring to a paraphrased question, writers often introduce grammatical mistakes in the course of confusing the query for a quoted question. Original post: Indirect References to Questions.

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How to Check Cross-References

Daily Writing Tips

A word, phrase, or sentence that directs the reader to related information in the same document (or, in the case of online content, perhaps a different document), whether said document is an article or a book, is called a cross-reference. This post discusses best practices in employing cross-references. In printed or online content, a cross-reference is a text element that introduces the reader to a subsequent element of content, whether text or one or more graphic elements.

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5 Things You Must Do When Providing References

On The Job

Once an employer gets around to checking your references, you may be feeling quite confident that a job offer is coming your way. According to an Accountemps survey , one in three candidates are removed from job consideration after checking with their references. The problem is often that references don't know that they're your references because you neglected to ask them. Here are some way to ensure your references help you: 1. Customize your references.

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Ripple Refers to SEC Commissioners’ Statement on Coinschedule for Case Dismissal

Lawyers representing Ripple Labs have sent a letter to the judge presiding over its lawsuit with the SEC, pointing to remarks made by two SEC Commissi. Cryptocurrency

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The Secret behind Reference Checks

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection The Secret behind Reference Checks On July 31, 2010, In Interview Skills by Alex Freund , By Alex Freund 0 Reference checking is not standard. Smaller companies typically have neither the manpower nor the funds to do thorough reference checks, which could cost hundreds of dollars.

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What References are Really Saying About You

On The Job

This latest story I did for Gannett/USAToday should open your eyes to the possibility that not all your references have your best interests at heart. If you've been frustrated that you haven't managed to nail a new job despite your qualifications and solid interviews, your references could be the root of the problem. a professional reference-checking company. References from former workplaces, especially supervisors, carry a lot of weight with a potential employer.

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It's Time to Start Referring to Women Leaders as, Simply, Leaders

There are so many reasons to be a proud female leader. But when too much emphasis is placed on the qualifier, that's where the issues lie. Leadership

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Winning Strategies for Employment: Reference Preparation

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection Winning Strategies for Employment: Reference Preparation On October 6, 2010, In Resume Writing by Debra Wheatman , By 2 You’ve been through a series of grueling interviews and made it to the final cut. All that stands between you and the job you really want and need is a reference check.

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Idioms and Expressions That Refer to Eating

Daily Writing Tips

This post discusses a number of idiomatic expressions that refer literally or figuratively to consuming food and include some form of the word eat. To eat someone out of house and home refers to when a house guest demonstrate one’s healthy appetite by exhausting the supply of food in the home of one’s host. Eating crow or eating dirt, similarly, refers to the humiliation of being proven wrong; the notion is of having to ingest something unpalatable.

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Clutter and Productivity: Purging Reference Files

Simple Productivity Blog

Reference Material. Unless there is a legal reason to hang on to something, every scrap in your reference material needs to be scrutinized to see if it still has the right to be part of your life. I had kept indices of articles from magazines that I didn’t read at the time I subscribed, and never referred to again. All in all, I was able to free up half a drawer of reference material. What do you have in your reference material?

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Quantify References to Elapsed Time

Daily Writing Tips

An online product review refers to a device having been launched last fall. By the book comes out, the bio’s reference to the writer’s tenure will be outdated. Original Post: Quantify References to Elapsed Time. A writer’s book-jacket bio mentions that she’s been a reporter for fifteen years. Your blog relates that you attended a conference the previous month. What’s wrong with each of these descriptions? They all assume the reader is trapped in temporal stasis.

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How to Refer to Monetary Amounts

Daily Writing Tips

How should references to amounts of money be styled? Casual, isolated references, as well as approximations, are generally spelled out, as in the examples below: “I’m just putting in my two cents’ worth.”. A casual reference can read “1.6 Beginning a sentence with the spelled-out version is acceptable for an isolated reference in a nonfinancial context but should be avoided when using dollar figures in abundance.). Original post: How to Refer to Monetary Amounts.

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Simplify Reference Material With the Four Laws of Simplicity

Simple Productivity Blog

Now we’ll take a look at how to apply them to reference material. Simplify Reference Material With the Four Laws of Simplicity. Reference material has a tendency to expand. Divide your reference material into current and archive along these lines. The question for organization is first about how you are going to store your reference material. If you have a physical office where you do most of your work, paper reference material can work for you.

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5 Cases of Premature Reference

Daily Writing Tips

Writers occasionally fall into the trap of inserting too much information between a verb and its object, or introducing a pronoun before the noun it refers to has appeared — in effect, alluding to the point of the sentence before specifying it. When you name something and then refer to it by a pronoun, it’s best to do so in that order: “Whether you appreciate the devices or not, they serve a practical purpose.”. Original Post: 5 Cases of Premature Reference.

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3 Types of Awkward References to Numbers

Daily Writing Tips

Take care when using the word over before a sequence of numbers that might be confused for a figure, as in “The Ohio city will settle a lawsuit over 911 calls,” which might mistakenly suggest to readers that one or more verbs have erroneously been omitted before a reference to more than a given number of calls, rather than that 911 refers to the phone number for reporting an emergency. Original Post: 3 Types of Awkward References to Numbers.

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Idioms Referring to Colors of the Rainbow

Daily Writing Tips

Because of the association of the color red with danger and deficits, most idioms that include the word red — for example, “in the red” (meaning “in debt”) “red tape” (referring to bureaucratic complications), and “seeing red” (being so angry that one’s vision is blurred) — have negative associations. Into the wild blue yonder,” meanwhile, refers to a venture into unknown territory.). Original Post: Idioms Referring to Colors of the Rainbow.

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Answers to Questions About Referring to Death

Daily Writing Tips

Here are three questions about how to treat references to people who have died, and my responses. A widow or widower referring to a deceased spouse, however, gets a lifetime pass.). If I refer to someone’s having died in 2001, do I refer to the person in the same sentence as “the late John Smith,” for example, or is that redundant? Late is redundant to an explicit reference to a person’s death, and the objective reference is preferable to late.

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7 Reference Resources for Writers and Editors

Daily Writing Tips

Original Post: 7 Reference Resources for Writers and Editors. What guides and handbooks does a careful writer (or editor) rely on? I’ve consulted many resources, but the ones on this list have pride of place and show the most wear and tear. The Associated Press Stylebook. Associated Press style and Chicago style (see below) differ in some respects, but many of the listings in this alphabetically organized resource will set you straight about how to treat many common and proper nouns.

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How to Refer to Time

Daily Writing Tips

It’s time to talk about time: specifically, how to write references to units of temporal measurement. Another solution is to write “12 noon” or “12 midnight,” although the latter term could refer to either the very beginning or the very end of a given day. References to dates consisting of the month and day require no comma (“October 10 is tomorrow”), but set off an appended year with commas (“October 10, 1960, dawned clear and bright”). Original Post: How to Refer to Time.

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Punctuation Quiz #19: Hyphenation in References to Numbers

Daily Writing Tips

For each pair of sentences below, choose the one that correctly inserts or omits a hyphen in a reference to a numerical quantity or proportion. Original post: Punctuation Quiz #19: Hyphenation in References to Numbers. a) The bylaws require a three-fifths majority. b) The bylaws require a three fifths majority. a) The statue is eight feet tall. b) The statue is eight-feet tall. a) She predicted a seventy-percent turnout for the election.

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Answers to Questions About Hyphens in References to Age

Daily Writing Tips

The rules about references to age, and the proper use of hyphens in such references, are simple yet easily misunderstood. Fifty years old” should be styled just like that, as explained in the previous response; in reference to a fifty-year-old, hyphenate as shown whether what is fifty years old is explicit or implicit. Original Post: Answers to Questions About Hyphens in References to Age.

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How to Refer to Former and Future States

Daily Writing Tips

In reference to people who are no longer in a particular position or profession, the most common wording, for example, is “former stockbroker John Smith” or “ex-stockbroker John Smith.” However, politicians who will take office on a specified date can be referred to as, for example, “President-elect John Smith.”). Original Post: How to Refer to Former and Future States. A variety of prefixes and words that express former and future states of being are available to writers.

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Unique Bioteams Reference Card


A unique reference card for printing on 2-sided A4 (Landscape) which folds into 6 sections - what a "bioteam" is, how to decide if a group needs bioteaming, the 5 bioteams zones with their beliefs/rules, 7 main bioteams techniques, 3 checklists, links to 2 free bioteams tools and links to key foundational material. Dwonload the Bioteams Reference Card.

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Bioteams Reference Card


By popular request the first item will be a unique members-only Bioteams Reference Card. If you would like to have one of these Bioteams reference cards please register your email here. As part of the bioteams practitioners network I plan to develop some content only available to registered members. To find out more about the Bioteams Practitioners Network click here. About Ken Thompson.

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How to Refer to Governmental Administrative Bodies

Daily Writing Tips

Some departments are also recognized by their initials (DOJ for “Department of Justice,” for example), though abbreviations should be used only on second reference (an editing term that actually means “all subsequent references”), after the name is spelled out the first time it is used. Original Post: How to Refer to Governmental Administrative Bodies. Nomenclature for US government entities can be complicated.

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How to Punctuate References to Dates and Times

Daily Writing Tips

Where do the commas go in references to days, months, years, and time of day? The same form is correct for referring to a holiday during a certain year: “I haven’t seen her since Christmas 2005.” A reference to day, date, and time requires commas between each pair of elements: “The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 31, 7-9 p.m.” (And Original Post: How to Punctuate References to Dates and Times.

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How Should You Refer to a Cultural Era?

Daily Writing Tips

However, capitalizing Sixties creates an inconsistency if, in the same document or in other issues of the same publication, other single-word references to decades are correctly treated generically, with no contextual emphasis: “The people who became prominent in this era were born during the forties.” But most writers and editors — including me — would accept adjacent references to “the Roaring Twenties” and “the thirties” without question, so this style is my preference.

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What’s the Best Way to Refer to a Romantic Partner?

Daily Writing Tips

One of the oddities of the English language is that though many words have multiple synonyms, and we have words for many things we rarely refer to, one of the most ubiquitous concepts in American society has no name: There’s no ideal term for an unmarried party in a romantic relationship. But this word has no utility outside of references to marital infidelity. Original Post: What’s the Best Way to Refer to a Romantic Partner?

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The Networked Enterprise (TNE) Reference Card


A unique reference card for printing on 2-sided A4 (Landscape) which folds into 6 sections showing the key priorities and resources in developing The Networked Enterprise through its 7 maturity stages with the 8 key techniques and their checklists. Download the TNE Reference Card.

4 Types of Reference Books You Didn’t Know You Need

Daily Writing Tips

OK, it’s time to conduct an inventory of your reference library to ensure that you have a comprehensive collection at hand. Flip Dictionary, Barbara Ann Kipfer , is the best of the class of reference books known as reverse dictionaries, for when you know how to describe something but can’t think of the word. Original Post: 4 Types of Reference Books You Didn’t Know You Need.

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Day 2: Mount Whitney Resources & References

The Marq

Climbing Mount Whitney It’s been a good second day. I started out with another 3.5 mile walk with the dogs and my daypack. I’d loaded the pack up to 11 lbs. yesterday with my camelback filled, a two-way radio and extra batteries along with my cell phone and some snacks. Mind you, I didn’t need the snacks, but I wanted to simulate what I’d carry. Today I added the dogs’ water. That added another 2.5 bringing the total bag weight to 13.5

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How to Organize Your Files With Cross Referencing

Ian's Messy Desk

That being said, cross referencing works for some people and certain fixed types of cross references are easy for anybody to use. Also, the development of tags as metadata for electronic data serves as a type of cross reference. To manage this, file the records in one category and place a cross-reference note in the other. One of the most common examples of a cross reference is the index of a book. There are Three Basic Ways to Cross References.

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Be Easy to Find: Use Your Name

Make or Break Moments

A number of references to your company, perhaps some LinkedIn answers, a blog comments or two? Did you also find a reference to a site that links directly to your name?

2010 109

Open Loops 8/31/2010: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

The Simpler Life shares how to manage four of the worst offenders at “Digital Overwhelm: 4 Problems and How to Fix Them&# The web is a great reference tool. --> Home Get Updates Ebooks Free Stuff Donate About Contact Me Get Free Updates: Via RSS | Via Email | Productivity Simplification Balance Life Design Organization Clutter Open Loops 8/31/2010: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along Posted on August 31, 2010 by LJ Earnest Welcome to Simple Productivity Blog!

2010 109

Spring Cleaning

Loosely Speaking

Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Spring Cleaning Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 1:07 pm // By: ktcosmos // Category: Cleanup Knitter , Life of the Virtual Assistant After referring to self as “Cleanup Knitter&# in my last post, it felt as though I should work a little harder to earn that title.

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Bill Gates Speaks About 'Messing Up' in His Marriage to Melinda During an Emotional Q&A at Sun Valley's Billionaire Summer Camp, Report Says

"He basically referred to the fact that [the divorce] was his fault," one attendee said. News and Trends

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Retrieve Your Files With Ease

Professional Assistant Blog

Do you feel that you should have some sort of control over these files on how you find them, for future reference? Home About Me Advertise Retrieve Your Files With Ease By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Access , MS-Excel , Organize , Productivity D o you have quite a bit of filing to do?

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How the 10 Masks You're Still Wearing Hurt You and Your Business

Often masks are so deeply ingrained that we refer to them as our personality. Personal Development

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The Tower, The Village, The Path, and The Way


Latest blog post: A Different Take on Boxing Day braincutlery 5pts I can totally sympathise with this, particularly the reference to KOTOR (which Im currently replaying on my Mac). by Mike Vardy Start Here Archives Store Contact The Tower, The Village, The Path, and The Way Posted on 12/21/2012 // 8 Comments One of the best books I read this year didn’t cost me a dime. This book is called The Tower, and it’s written by Chris Guillebeau.

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Recommendations Play Key Role in Job Search

On The Job

Human resource people tell me a good reference can make or break a job applicant, but many of those vying for jobs seem to give their references little or no consideration. With that in mind, here are some tips for getting the most out of your references: 1. Contact the reference. Make sure you have current addresses, phone numbers and e-mails for each person you give as a reference. If possible, meet with the reference in person.

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Small Business Bootstrapping Techniques | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Small Business Bootstrapping Techniques by Stefan Töpfer on Oct 01, 2007 I often refer to “ bootstrapping “, when I talk about small business, you may very well be asking “ What the hell is bootstrapping?&# One blog I follow written by the CEO of a startup refers to being scrappy. Interestingly, some programmers refer to “bootstrapping&# themselves to a new language. E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer!

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Ethics – Small Business Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

1946) British politcian, referring to the difficulty of maintaining ethical standards despite severe competition, Management Today (November 1999) To view previous quotes, click here « Small Business World News Round-up – 2009/12/15 Top 5 Tips on Making Big Changes » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Saturday, December 19th, 2009 at 7:00 am and is filed under SME-Blog. E-Mail me or follow me. How to be successful and eco-friendly.

2009 109

Monty Python Officeland

Laughing all the Way to Work

With references like these how can I lose? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.©

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