Three professional writing skills that I need to develop are being aware of my audience, correcting punctuation and showing what is important and what is not. Being aware of your audience is very important when writing. A writer must know what language and tone to use for a particular audience.The audience is the most important result of any writing, and if the audience doesn't get the message you are trying to show, then the point was missed. I wrote a bad paper last year, not because the information was bad, but the tone I used with my audience did not go with who I was writing to. It was very hard for my audience to understand exactly how I was thinking a particular times.
Correct Punctuation is another area I need to work on with my professional writing. Correct punctuation is very important in the writing process because without that, we would have mixed up sentences. Although the words may be in place, there would be periods and pauses where they shouldn't be. My reason for having incorrect punctuation most of the time is because of semi-colons. Most of my papers have had really good punctuation besides the semi-colons.
Lastly, showing what is and is not important in a paper is crucial. Those who are reading your writing, do not need every little detail. It would become so boring to read or much to long. Details about the most important parts are needed. This is probably my worst part about writing. I tend to give too much detail and not just target the main points. Last semester for summer school I wrote a paper about my best friend and his car accident. Rather than explaining in details about the car accident, I mainly explained our friendship. This subject is the main point I need to work on.