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Me, myself and I
5 April 2018

Me, myself and I

Which is correct? ‘Me and Kaila are on the same team’ or ‘Kaila and I are on the same team'? Read our blog and find out.

How a writing mentor can help you get that promotion
14 March 2018

How a writing mentor can help you get that promotion

You may be excellent management material, but if your writing is not professional enough, you may just miss out on that coveted promotion. A writing mentor could be just what you need to get you over the line.

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.

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...
The day my boss seriously maimed my report
3 October 2017

The day my boss seriously maimed my report

I still remember feeling devastated back in university when my lecturer returned my first Writing 101 assignment with the comment ‘Not bad for a first draft’. My masterpiece that I’d slaved over during the past week lay bleeding in my hands, riddled with red.

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 only part of your report that gets read. So it’s important to get it right.  

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...
Lifting their performance: helping your team write well
31 October 2016

Lifting their performance: helping your team write well

Learning to write well is like preparing for a marathon. A few hours of training will provide a good foundation, but to complete or win the race will take sustained effort. Many team members will make significant improvements after an initial writing skills training or coaching session. Following training there is much managers and supervisors can do to help team members continue to develop their writing skills.

The deadline dilemma: delivering on time
22 April 2015

The deadline dilemma: delivering on time

Deadlines can be a blessing or a curse. An achievable deadline can be our ally. It focuses us. A realistic deadline that allows us to write a well-planned and executed professional report will have positive and far-reaching outcomes. 

Annual reports: your opportunity to shine
20 May 2014

Annual reports: your opportunity to shine

So how can you make your report more interesting to read while at the same time meeting your legal requirements?