It’s the LOVE Month – Do You Love What You Do?

So, is it really not ‘work’ if you love what you do? Obviously, it may be very challenging work – physically, mentally, or both – at times. The theory is that it won’t seem like an unpleasant or tedious chore if you’re enthusiastic about it. Wake up in the morning and can’t wait to start work?You likely love what you do. Sadly, this state of affairs remains a pipe dream for many. Can you make a career, or a successful business, doing what you love? Perhaps! If you’re a budding entrepreneur looking for business ideas, then following your passion and doing something you love seems a reasonable starting point, right? Maybe. Let’s look at a couple of scenarios. So, you love to cook; you like nothing better than trying out new recipes o ...

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What’s New for Business in the 2020s?

10 points to consider… The 2010s saw many changes in the business world – as 2020 dawns, we look at 10 ways in which businesses may evolve in the decade that is just beginning. 1. An increase in working remotely The climate crisis is real. Working remotely, at least part of the time, has rapidly gained popularity in the last decade and we imagine this is a trend that will only increase in the future. Working remotely cuts down on commuting hassles, saving time and reducing our carbon footprint. (See point #10!) Advances in technology make this feasible for many businesses; it saves on office space, and allows employees to exercise more control over their lives, resulting in lower stress levels and greater productivity. 2. Shorter work weeks This may be a logical development fro ...

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Season’s Greetings – and some thoughts for the New Year…

We at Prompt Proofing would like to wish all of our customers, and potential customers, the best of this holiday season and a successful and prosperous New Year. For my last blog post of 2019, I want to update and clarify a few editing points and also look at some changes in style coming (maybe?) in 2020. Punctuation changes: Hyphens: We have written a fair amount on correct hyphen use in the past, only to find that the 2020 AP stylebook will recommend the demise of the hyphen in adjectival words such as well-documented; well-known, etc. As you know, we have always hyphenated these words when they precede the noun they qualify: a well-documented fact; a well-known politician, etc. The AP stylebook has now decreed – as of its 2020 edition -that hyphens should not be used with these wo ...

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