Meet Julie: My 4th Grade English Teacher

Oct 01, 2014
Jason Baumann

Meet Julie Powers-Fitzgerald

For the last week and a half, we have been introducing our blog readers to the staff at Boxless Media. They have taken the reigns and published a story about an important trend in social or why they love social media. Today, I would like to introduce you to someone who is not a staff member but has been an important influence, Mrs. Julie Powers-Fitzgerald, my fourth grade English teacher. Please note that for the graphic above, I used a photo of Ann Margret because I could not find one of Mrs. Powers.

Mrs. Powers-Fitzgerald taught me English in the fourth and seventh grades. I don’t know if I was the best of students, but I do know she taught me something very important. She taught us┬áthat the written word was very powerful and if you want to be successful in life, you must learn how to write well. From hanging participles┬áto parenthetical phrases, we learned proper grammar.

Why am I talking about my fourth grade teacher and grammar in a social media blog? I have dedicated this post to the importance of writing skills. When hiring a new employee here at Boxless Media, the first thing I look at is their writing. If there is a misspelling or grammar mistake in their cover letter or resume, I typically toss it. Writing is that important. I expect my employees to be articulate in writing business emails, tweets, social media posts, and long form articles.

When I first started my blog, I wrote two articles identifying some of the most common grammar mistakes made by writers. I encourage you to check them out using the links below.

 

Writing is one of the most critical skills required to be an effective social media marketer. Learning to write is a lifelong process. It should not end in school but should instead be refined as you grow as a professional.

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