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Informative headings: how to get better results from business reports
4 September 2017

Informative headings: how to get better results from business reports

There are a few very quick and simple things you can do to make your written communications more readable. One is to break up the text with headings.Newspapers understand the power of headings. A star...
Perfecting the executive summary
22 August 2017

Perfecting the executive summary

Often the most challenging part of a report to write, the executive summary is possibly the most important. The executive summary provides a quick overview or synopsis of your report and may be the on...
Punctuation: a critically endangered species
24 July 2017

Punctuation: a critically endangered species

Punctuation is one of the most misunderstood aspects of written English. Out of fear of getting it wrong, some people employ avoidance tactics and barely use punctuation at ali. Others use punctuation...
Get with the word power
14 June 2017

Get with the word power

Dictionaries are a treasure trove of interesting discoveries, as I found out when I was about eight. I loved doing my English homework, especially looking up words in the dictionary – flipping throu...
Word rage: how acronyms alienate your reader
17 May 2017

Word rage: how acronyms alienate your reader

‘The EOI must address a range of issues relating to AAE, including MAC, and the role of HITH.’* Makes perfect sense? As well as having severely reduced readability, this overuse of acronyms makes...
Writing on the run: 3 time-saving tips
1 May 2017

Writing on the run: 3 time-saving tips

Clear and concise writing free from grammatical and typographical errors does not happen instantly. Yet, the reality in many workplaces is that team members need to write reports and other communicati...
Are your images sending the right corporate message?
24 March 2017

Are your images sending the right corporate message?

Images are powerful communicators, the body language of written communication. An image or infographic can add clarity to the words. Images also set the tone of the publication and tell the reader a g...
Is poor writing damaging your organisation?
13 March 2017

Is poor writing damaging your organisation?

Often hidden, the effects of poor written communication can be devastating. Poorly written emails, unclear procedures and long-winded reports can cost your organisation money through lost productivity...
Would you trust this company's app?
2 March 2017

Would you trust this company's app?

Business communications full of grammatical and typographical errors can lead to frustration and reputational damage.

Rocky relationship or perfect ‘marriage’?
15 February 2017

Rocky relationship or perfect ‘marriage’?

With words and images inextricably linked in our information-driven workplaces, it’s essential that the person responsible for producing the words (the wordsmith) and the graphic designer work as a...