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Three ways to keep your reader interested
6 March 2018

Three ways to keep your reader interested

We spend a lot of time reading each day at work: emails, procedures, reports and updates. In an environment overloaded by the written word, our challenge is to keep our readers interested in our messa...
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.

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.

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.

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.

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...
To the letter
4 October 2013

To the letter

Back in the old days when secretaries efficiently typed business letters from dictation or shorthand, they got it right – to the letter. These days, we often need to type our own correspondence.Sett...