In the workplace, solid writing skills can play a significant role in your career success. Whether you’re catching up with a coworker, pitching an idea to your boss, or building a relationship with a new client, the quality of your writing can make the difference between a positive and negative impression.

So, how do you avoid disorganized, confusing, and ambiguous writing? How do you keep your work focused, clear, and relatable? And what separates passable writing from excellent writing?