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Say what? Tips for talking to non-native speakers of English on deadline

WASHINGTON, August 15, 2014 – Do you have coworkers who speak English as a second language? Obviously, you can’t and don’t need to learn a new language every time a coworker who speaks a different first language is hired. But knowing a few words from a coworker’s language can be helpful when you’re listening to

Screenshot of new Sebelius music software packaging. (From the Avid Sebelius web site.)

Music and Technology: Review of Sibelius 7.5



WASHINGTON, July 4, 2014 – The Finnish Composer Jean Sibelius was unable to complete his eighth symphony before he died, just short of his 92nd birthday. The Avid music notation software named after him long seemed destined to have concluded its existence at a seventh effort. That is, until the company recently released Sibelius 7.5.

Let’s put ‘Really Simple’ back into RSS

WASHINGTON, January 27, 2014 – To put it plainly, business communications have never been easy, even on the Internet. Take that old stand-by RSS, for example. Wikipedia briefly defines RSS as “a family of standard web feed formats to publish frequently updated information: blog entries, news headlines, audio, video.” More popularly, RSS (Rich Site Summary) has

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