The Office Writer

Written by Peter B. Mann

So you’ve been hired as an assistant editor. That means you'll be doing a lot of writing. Maybe you will be named editor ofrepparttar company newsletter, but you are likely to be writingrepparttar 140754 newsletter. Or maybe you will be writing news releases, reports, speeches, or simply memoranda. Whateverrepparttar 140755 assignment,repparttar 140756 main thing to remember is that you have to communicate. To communicate most effectively, keep your writing simple, straightforward, and easy to understand. Never use two words where one will do. Use short sentences. Avoid dense text by using bulleted lists, brief paragraphs, and subheadings. Giverepparttar 140757 readers your full attention; always put yourself in their place and keep your writing conversational. Read it aloud -- or at least mouthrepparttar 140758 words -- to verify that it is conversational. If your readers can simply go withrepparttar 140759 flow, they are most likely to catch your meaning and remain interested. Remember, writing should never get inrepparttar 140760 way of communication. The Heading The title should be interesting and informative. It should let your readers know what you are writing about -- and why that is important to them. In some cases,repparttar 140761 title is merely part ofrepparttar 140762 heading. A memorandum, for example, will usually have a heading that is standard forrepparttar 140763 company or organization. It will include this information: To: (the recipients) From: (the official or department) Subject: (the title) Date: (the date of issue) In other cases -- for example, articles inrepparttar 140764 company newsletter --repparttar 140765 title will be a headline, choice words drawn fromrepparttar 140766 opening paragraph and fitting into a snug space onrepparttar 140767 printed page. Ifrepparttar 140768 document is part of a series,repparttar 140769 heading will indicate that. For example: The Primary Concern, Fifth in a Series; or Insight No. 7: The Primary Concern. Subheadings If an article is lengthy -- that is, a full page or multiple pages -- use subheads to break it into readable segments. Unlessrepparttar 140770 content dictates otherwise, there should be no more than two subheads on an 8 ½” x 11” page of double-spaced copy. Usually, a subhead will consist of few words and won't take a full line; it should grabrepparttar 140771 reader’s attention and reveal something aboutrepparttar 140772 subsequent material. The Paragraph A paragraph should consist of a few sentences related torepparttar 140773 same subject matter. In general, a paragraph should contain between 150 and 200 words. If it must be longer, look for ways to break it up. For example, if it contains a series -- James collected Rolling Stones CDs, DVDs, and concert posters -- change it to a bulleted list. James collected Rolling Stones: *CDs *DVDs *Concert posters Doing so adds “air” torepparttar 140774 page, diminishingrepparttar 140775 density ofrepparttar 140776 type. It makesrepparttar 140777 page an easier, quicker read. Style note: There is disagreement aboutrepparttar 140778 proper punctuation for this bulleted list. A particular style is not sacrosanct, however. The important thing is to adopt a style and use it consistently. The Sentence The sentence isrepparttar 140779 basic building block of every written product, whether it is a memo; a book review; a press release; a news article; or a feature story. So it is in constructingrepparttar 140780 individual sentence thatrepparttar 140781 writer establishes an article's readability and interest level. Here are some guidelines for ensuring it will score high on those scales: *The sentence should be concise. *It should be simple and straightforward. *It should flow conversationally. *The reader should be pulled byrepparttar 140782 flow. There are two essential elements in a sentence:repparttar 140783 subject (a noun or pronoun) andrepparttar 140784 predicate (a verb, one word or several words that tell what actionrepparttar 140785 subject is taking or has taken).Most sentences also contain articles (a, an, the) and modifiers (adjectives, adverbs). An adjective modifies a noun; it is a word or phrase that names or describes an attribute ofrepparttar 140786 noun. For example:repparttar 140787 blue room,repparttar 140788 tall woman,repparttar 140789 balding man,repparttar 140790 once and future king. An adverb, onrepparttar 140791 other hand, modifies a verb. It is a word or phrase that expresses time, place, cause, manner, or degree. For example, he read slowly, she spoke articulately. Adverbs may also modify adjectives, other adverbs, or adverbial phrases. Frequently, a sentence will include a prepositional phrase. A preposition is a brief word (of, for, by, at, to, under, over) that introduces a phrase modifying a noun, verb, or clause. Every prepositional phrase has its own object. For example, torepparttar 140792 movies, underrepparttar 140793 bridge, after a few minutes, acrossrepparttar 140794 lake. Note: “Concise” is not a synonym for “brief.” A long article may consist of concise writing. The test is whether every word is necessary. Check each word in a sentence; does it clarify or add meaning, or is it superfluous? If all superfluous words are eliminated,repparttar 140795 writing is concise. Brevity, of course, is desirable, too. Ifrepparttar 140796 writing is concise,repparttar 140797 article is likely to be as brief asrepparttar 140798 subject matter allows. Punctuation *The period (.) marksrepparttar 140799 end of a sentence; it also separates elements of an Internet site name [the “dot” in “dot com”]. *The comma (,) separates items in a series; divides a compound sentence; sets off interjected material; with a small conjunction (but, for, and), connects two independent clauses; sets off introductory phrases; sets offrepparttar 140800 name ofrepparttar 140801 larger geographical entity when citing city, state, or province, nation; separates discrete adjectives (“short, stocky fellow”). *The colon ( : ) follows a phrase that introduces a list; follows an independent clause that introduces an explanation; followsrepparttar 140802 salutation in a business letter; separates an independent clause from a quotation it introduces; in a script, separatesrepparttar 140803 speaker’s name from his/her speech. Note: Ifrepparttar 140804 clause following a colon is a complete sentence, it should begin with a capital letter. *The semicolon (;) separates two complete thoughts; separates items in a series if one or more of them contain a comma; *Quotation marks (“ “) begin and end quoted material; enclose titles of lesser works, such as chapters and episodes (for titles of books, television programs, and films, use italics); serve as a symbol for inches. *Quotation marks (’’) begin and end quoted material within quoted material; serve as a symbol for feet. *Question mark (?) atrepparttar 140805 end of a direct question. *Parentheses ( ) begin and end interjected material, as well as references and other information that is related to but not suitable forrepparttar 140806 main text. *Brackets [ ] set off parenthetical material that occurs within parentheses. Capitalization In headlines: Choose an “up” or “down” style and stick with it. The “up” style: Capitalize allrepparttar 140807 words inrepparttar 140808 headline except articles and prepositions that are no longer than four letters. The “down” style: Capitalize onlyrepparttar 140809 first word ofrepparttar 140810 headline and any proper nouns that appear in it.

Salt Therapy and its European well-known beneficial effects in respiratory diseases

Written by LTiba

The benefits of salt therapy (also called Halotherapy) or speleotherapy are well known and documented in Europe. Halotherapy uses dry aerosol micro particles of salt and minerals to treat respiratory diseases and seeks to replicaterepparttar conditions of speleotherapy (from Greek speleos=cave), a treatment that has been practiced in old salt mines of Eastern Europe sincerepparttar 140701 early 19th century.

Inrepparttar 140702 mid 18th Century a Polish health official Felix Botchkowski, noticed thatrepparttar 140703 workers of salt mines did not get ill with lung diseases. He wrote a book aboutrepparttar 140704 effects of salt dust in 1843. His successor M. Poljakowski founded a Salt Spa in Velicko near Krakow, which is still in operation. Duringrepparttar 140705 Second World War salt mines were often used as bombproof shelters. After spending time there many people who suffered from asthma felt that their health had gotten better! Today there are many salt sanatoriums in Europe (Austria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia …).

The Halotherapy belongs torepparttar 140706 category ofrepparttar 140707 physical therapies non-drug and non invasive treatments of diseases. Inrepparttar 140708 former Soviet Union, medical researchers engaged in a concerted effort to develop physical therapies in order to avoidrepparttar 140709 costs and side effects of drug therapy as well as microbial and tumour resistance. Russia has becomerepparttar 140710 world leader in developing and testing new and increasingly effective physical therapies. Many ofrepparttar 140711 clinical trials have focused on Halotherapy as a treatment of asthma and chronic bronchitis and also very effective as a main or adjuvant therapy acrossrepparttar 140712 entire range of upper and lower respiratory tract diseases.

Respiratory diseases are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Most drug therapies of respiratory diseases have only palliative effects, and many have significant side effects, especially those with corticoids or steroids. So, a physical therapy like Halotherapy is greatly needed.

Speleotherapy also makes a great demand on patients' time. The mines are not conveniently located for most people andrepparttar 140713 total cost is fairly significant.

The effectiveness of speleotherapy is not acknowledged in all countries ofrepparttar 140714 world, but in countries like Romania (Praid, Tg.Ocna, Seiged, Sovata, Slanic, Ocna), Poland (Wieliczka), Germany (Teufelshöhle), Austria (Hallen, Solzbad-Salzeman), Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Hungary, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Nakhichevan mines in Azerbaijan,repparttar 140715 salt aerosol plays an important role inrepparttar 140716 treatment of chronic respiratory diseases, working well with or without medical treatment and without any known side effects. Because of these, pregnant women with asthma or other respiratory diseases could use this therapy without any harm torepparttar 140717 child. Very well known and appreciated in these middle-eastern European countries, this therapy is covered byrepparttar 140718 public health care system. In Romania there are also many salt lakes - Sovata with 7 salt lakes, Ocna Sibiului with 52 salt lakes in S-W of Transilvania, very well known inrepparttar 140719 treatment of infertility, metabolic diseases, skin diseases. These salt lakes were usually formed by collapsing of salt caves ceilings. All these salt lakes have different salinity, increasing with deepness – from 9g/l to 320g/l.

This salt therapy being very well known for its beneficial effects, a Romanian inventor put his mind at work and developed a device that is able to reproduce a speleotherapy micro environment in your home in an affordable and convenient way. Internationally recognized, with Gold and Silver medal at “Salon International des Inventions”, Geneva and “World Exhibition of Innovation, Research and New Technology”, Brussels, this Romanian invention brings new hopes inrepparttar 140720 natural treatment of chronic respiratory diseases.

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