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WRITING IN STYLE: Grammar for Grownups Workshop
Do you know that from which?
Composed from comprised?
Percent from percentage?
When to capitalize, hyphenate, and insert commas?
This workshop on style, simplification, and sticking to the facts is custom designed to help you write professionally and persuasively, avoid common grammatical errors, and communicate your messages consistently. Straightforward and fun, the workshop promotes clear, correct writing to help you make your point
When: Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
Where Park Slope Library
431 Sixth Avenue at 9th Street
FREE and OPEN to the public
Learn how to:
- Avoid the top 10 grammar mistakes that many writers make
- Strip your reports, emails, and press releases of excess verbiage and make your point sooner
- Write with clarity and brevity
- Use parallel constructions (as this bulleted list does)!
“This was one of the best workshops we have hosted. Barbara was very concise, efficient, clear, and engaging. I wish we could have one-on-one writing mentoring with her.”
“It couldn’t be improved. Barbara gave an excellent and useful workshop on this topic, and could probably provide an equally powerful workshop on the art of conducting a workshop.”
Barbara Kancelbaum is a communications consultant with more than 20 years’ experience writing and editing for leading nonprofit organizations. Her clients have included NYU College of Nursing, Arcus Foundation, Metis Associates, NYU College of Dentistry, Columbia Law School, Cardozo, Law School, The Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Health & Disability Associates, and Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.
Yahoo! has updated the reply box on the web interface of the Group. This does not affect those of you who reply via email/ digest.
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I hope you are excited as we are here for the THIRD ANNUAL A TASTE OF FIFTH. Please join us on APRIL 9TH, 6:30 – 9:30 PM at THE GRAND PROSPECT HALL for a night of delicious food and drink from some of the best food that Park Slope's Fifth Avenue has to offer (also known as the best food that NYC has to offer)!
Last year nearly $10,000 was raised for local charities! This is the third year of A Taste of Fifth and the plan is to make the event bigger and better than ever! We hope to see you there!
Tickets are $45 pre-sale and $50 at the door. $20 from every ticket will go to benefit a local non-profit charity. Get your Tickets HERE
Are you a local business and want to participate?
Please take a moment and click on this link to sign up for your free spot today: http://bit.ly/1aRkSCc.
Are you a parent of a young volunteer? This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance launches the Junior Volunteer Corps, a new program that invites families and youth organizations to help clear leaves and debris, making your favorite Park look its best. The program is a great way to encourage environmental stewardship and volunteerism throughout a child’s life.
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As part of Vision Zero, an approach that combines education, smarter streets, and strong enforcement to reduce dangerous and illegal behavior on our streets - including speeding, distracted driving, and failure to yield to pedestrians, the 78th Precinct conducted a sting operation this week. During the sting they gave tickets to drivers who "failed to yield" to pedestrians in crosswalks.
The law says that once a pedestrian steps into the crosswalk cars should yield to the pedestrian. For example, they shouldn't try to shoot ahead
before they get into the crosswalk if the car is turning left for example.
Failure to yield is the cause of 50% of pedestrian/vehicle incidents (according to a woman I spoke to at the DOT).
More to come about how the Park Slope Street Safety Partnership (PSSSP) is trying to keep the neighborhood safer. In the meantime, like us on Facebook:
(PSP, part of the PSSSP!)
Here is more information about the sting: