“Where are tomorrow’s writers going to come from?” asks Natalie Canavor, business writer, author and presenter, in her November 2010 CW Bulletin article, “The Texting Tide: Is the writing on the wall for writing?” CW Bulletin is the e-newsletter supplement to Communication World magazine published by the International Association of Business Communicators.
Canavor says managers in every industry complain that “the schools aren’t teaching the kids to write, and they’re coming to us totally unequipped.”
She continues, “… as a department head at a major company recently told me, very few of his communication specialists can write, and those who can are burdened by the need to intensively edit the others’ work, or do it themselves.”
Scary stuff. Seems to me part of the problem lies with (more…)