Writing & Editing 5 signs of a sloppy writer Adopting a chatty tone—in other words, ‘writing like you talk’—doesn’t let you off the hook when it comes to grammar and language rules. Here are a few you have to keep. By Rob Reinalda@word_czarMay 2, 2017 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.