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Business Email is All About the Details — and Trust

The details that create a positive impression are so very important to those who rely on e-mail as part of doing business online. Details that many times take very little effort to integrate. For more useful tips (or to purchase my eBook ;-)) visit: Business Email Etiquette - Technology Etiquette for Professionals Check out my NEW Workshop: EmailEtiquetteWorkshop.com

Don’t Thank Me

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Food Fight

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Past Due

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Help! I Hate Telling People My Husband “Passed Away.” Can’t I Just Tell It Like It Is?

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q: He died: This may be kind of a weird question, but do I owe it to strangers to temper my language when talking about my husband’s death? He passed away a couple years ago, way too young. Show More Summary

Help! My Closeted Ex Pretends We Never Even Dated.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. No closure: A year ago, I, a woman in my early 30s, started getting close to a co-worker. We would hang out in my room and slowly also became physically intimate, even though we never had sex. Show More Summary

Getting Away from It All

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Good Neighbors, Bad Religion

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Biggest Fan

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Time to Get Away?

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Open and Closed

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Help! My Friend’s a Belligerent Alcoholic, and She Wants an Invite to My Birthday Party.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Ditching friends: I am part of a group of girlfriends, and we’ve been friends for five to seven years. I was especially close with...Show More Summary

Business Email Away Message Etiquette

Email autoresponders, also known as automatic replies or away/vacation messages are used quite often without a full understanding of how and when they should be used. For more useful tips (or to purchase my eBook ;-)) visit: Business Email Etiquette - Technology Etiquette for Professionals Check out my NEW Workshop: EmailEtiquetteWorkshop.com

Goo Goo Gah Gah

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Tragic Flaw

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Great Expectations

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Help! My Husband Is Having Sex With Our Marriage Counselor.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. An ethical obligation or revenge?: For the past year and a half, my husband and I have seen a marriage counselor, both individually and together as a couple. Show More Summary

Adding Emphasis Without Shouting (and Embarrassing Yourself)

In my view, there is no place for typing in all caps or using formatting to reflect emphasis in business emails. There is always an alternative in your choice of verbiage that can get your point across with the intended importance. For...Show More Summary

As Old As You Feel

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