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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...
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.

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.

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.

 

How to dramatically reduce the time you spend writing reports
1 November 2017

How to dramatically reduce the time you spend writing reports

There’s nothing like the pressure of a deadline at work to galvanise you into action. If you were one of those uni students who stayed up all night ...

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...
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...