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Is your writing style holding you back at work?
22 February 2018

Is your writing style holding you back at work?

Many people feel they need to complicate their writing at work, particularly when writing to someone more senior in the organisation. Understanding some of the common myths around plain English writing may help explain why this is so.

Do we really need apostrophes?
14 February 2018

Do we really need apostrophes?

Although the apostrophe may seem like an insignificant little mark on the page, misuse of the apostrophe can lead to confusion and misunderstanding. Find out why.

What type of writing skills training is best for your organisation?
6 February 2018

What type of writing skills training is best for your organisation?

Although online training offers enormous flexibility, we recommend small-group face-to-face training workshops supplemented by individual mentoring or coaching. Find out why.

What’s the difference between ‘less’ and ‘fewer’?
30 January 2018

What’s the difference between ‘less’ and ‘fewer’?

If you've always thought that 'less' and 'fewer' mean the same thing, you might be surprised to learn there's a correct time and place for these two little words.

Track changes: friend or foe?
19 January 2018

Track changes: friend or foe?

The modern-day version of the red pen, Microsoft Word’s Track Changes function makes it possible to mark up all your changes so that they are visible to your reader. Although at times frustrating, Track Changes is a wonderful tool if two or more people need to review or make changes on the same document.

Getting your business writing active
19 December 2017

Getting your business writing active

Taking control of your writing and understanding the difference between active or passive voice will have a big impact on the style and tone, as well as clarity, of your communication.

Writing at work: risky business
12 December 2017

Writing at work: risky business

The ability to write clearly and concisely at work is essential for efficiency. Yet many team members struggle to write easy-to-read and grammatically correct communications, from emails to reports to...
Three misspellings that could cost you money
27 November 2017

Three misspellings that could cost you money

In business, spelling errors could not only cause embarrassment to your organisation or make you appear less competent, they could cost money.

How do you know your writing is up to scratch?
17 November 2017

How do you know your writing is up to scratch?

Many workplace communications, from emails to reports, never get read. One reason for this could be information overload or lack of time on the part of the reader. Another reason is that poorly written communications are simply too much hard work to read.

 

Is your writing old school?
10 November 2017

Is your writing old school?

In our fast-paced world where time is squeezed into tiny grabs, it’s essential that what we write is understood on first reading.