Why passive voice in corporate writing is a good thing The active voice is for braggarts, whiners, and finger-pointers, says B.S. Reiter, the nom de plume of a recovering corporate editor. By Ragan StaffFeb. 22, 2008 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.