Halloween Parties Connect Coworkers, Boost Morale

by Leilani Haywood Halloween office parties with elaborate costumes, contests, and trick or treaters are a fun opportunity for coworkers to network and reach out to the community. Barbara Walsh, CAP and senior administrative assistant at the North Central Texas Council of Governments said that her department coordinates a ‘meet and greet’ for the 10-department…

When “Start” Begins to Creep into Your Writing

  by Barbara McNichol Editor of Word Trippers Do you have a habit of frequently starting a sentence with the word “start” or “begin”? Recently, in a 5,000-word document I edited, those two words appeared 14 times, while only five were deemed necessary. To be more direct with your writing, skip the “start” part and remember…