As a general rule, professional writing is about facts and what
conclusions should be drawn from those facts. Most everything you will write in a professional context will boil down to
As opposed to the writer’s own personal feelings on the
subject. Thus, professional
writers must resist the urge to editorialize in their writing.
This is especially true in the public-policy or business
If you are writing under a government or business
letterhead, you are speaking for that body.
Whatever you say will be attributed to it.
Thus, professional writers must filter their writing
through a “work persona” who
doesn’t express the same views as the person their friends or family knows. Skilled professional writers
learn how to take on multiple