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Persons, people, stop it

Persons, people, stop it

Sounding like a pretentious academic works only if you're a pretentious academic who's writing for other pretentious academics. That means that the rest of you--the 99.4% of you--don't need to use the word "persons." You really don't. Insisting on "persons" will not...

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It is always a delight working with Seven Madronas Communications. JoAnne continues to bring to the table that rare combination of understanding the intent of the writer and magically fiddling, ever so delicately, with structure and flow in a way that intensifies the message.  She recently helped us at Seattle Jobs Initiative with our 2015 Report to the Community.  Not an easy task as it was long and filled with profiles.  After JoAnne’s wizardry was complete, the document read just as I had hoped – a moving story of an agency that does miraculous work on multiple levels.