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No Bad Language is for everyone who appreciates good writing, effective communications, the magic of language, grammar geekitude, and wonderful books. Please jump in and share what you’ve discovered.
Who’s behind No Bad Language? Quick answers to a few simple questions…
Name: Vickie Bates
What have you done professionally? Chronologicall
What’s your favorite social media channel (so far)? For the general public: Twitter. For internal communications: I champion any channel that makes it easier to share business information and for employees to achieve their goals.
Which communications skill do you think is most underrated? Editing.
Which authors/books do you make a point of re-reading? Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, anything by Mark Twain and William Shakespeare, David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
What guilty-pleasure TV shows do you watch? “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Batman” (the one with Adam West and Burt Ward, the great theme song, and all the POWs and ZAPs), and my latest, “The Wire.”
Still obsessed by: Banksy.
Where do you want to travel next? Spain, Bhutan, Indonesia. My passport’s always ready.
Favorite: Dessert - blueberry summerpudding; Bands - Beatles, Clash, Aimee Mann, Liz Phair, Foster the People; Bonds - Roger Moore, Daniel Craig; Humor - British; Card Game - Russian Bank; Sayings - ”To a dear friend’s house, the road is never long,” and “I’d rather be kind than right.”
Which saying do you have a harder time living up to? I would travel to Pluto and back for a friend…
Which era would you like to visit? The 23rd century depicted in “Star Trek.” I have a feeling they’ll need good communicators to help with first contact…and a brave editor to tackle “to boldly go.”