I love it when The New York Times says it for me: What Corporate America Can’t Build: A Sentence. Article on front page of today’s paper bemoans astounding lack of basic writing skills among corporate employees. Reporter Sam Dillon cites a study commissioned by the National Commission on Writing (didn’t know there was such a thing):

“… a third of employees in the nation’s blue-chip companies (write) poorly and businesses (are) spending as much as $3.1 billion annually on remedial training.”

But email is not the culprit. There’s NO reason a corporate email communication can’t be as soundly and succinctly written as a good memo. And as for blogging… ditto. A bad blog is almost always poorly written, in addition to being full of drivel. Writing ability counts big time in the blogosphere. (You may have to register to read the NYTimes article.)