“Ummh… may I introduce…?” (E-Mail Etiquette)

Have you ever been in the situation to introduce two people to each other via e-mail? Yes?

Well, the people over at Quartz suggest that we are…

…”probably doing e-mail introductions wrong

Or – as The Atlantic puts it on Facebook: You might not even be aware of it, “…but you’re being a jerk.

Are they right??

The good news is: They also give some ideas how to do it better.

A Handy Cheat Sheet regarding Dress Codes…

…courtesy of purewow.com

Even virtual assistants sometimes need to get away from their computer (networking, everyone!), and for personal assistants questions of how to dress properly are especially important when accompanying their clients or bosses to an event or (sometimes even having to advice their clients/bosses how to dress). So, there you go:

“Your Dress Code Cheat Sheet

What to wear to any event, from weddings to bar mitzvahs

A Handy Guide to Punctuation Marks

Usually, I am rather confident about my grammar and spelling skills. But it seems, particularly as a bilingual writer, there is always – ALWAYS – something left for me to learn. And since I figure that I am not the only one:

Here is a simple example sentence by Noemi Tasarra-Twigg on freelancewritinggigs.com:

I had a sleepless night thanks to Susan Cain’s “Quiet”

Question: Where do you put the period? Inside or outside of the quotation marks?


Part of the answer seems to be: It depends on where you live.

Huh! Talking about being confused, being a German who learned British English at school but who targets an international market!

Want to find out more? Then check out

Quotation Marks and Other Punctuation Marks