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Avoid these three common annual reporting mistakes
1 June 2018

Avoid these three common annual reporting mistakes

Although an important and necessary task, coordinating and writing the annual report often has to be squeezed between other more pressing tasks. This can result in a stressful scramble to meet tight deadlines and a less-than-perfect report. By avoiding these common annual report writing pitfalls, and contracting an ace editorial team, you'll save time and get a better result.

Three quick tricks to make your writing more professional
27 May 2018

Three quick tricks to make your writing more professional

When I review a piece of writing – whether it be a website, internal report or promotional flyer – I can tell straight away whether it has been written or edited by a professional. The clues not only come from the way the words are put together and whether the grammar is correct, but from three little tell-tale signs.

That’s no girl: that’s my boss
8 May 2018

That’s no girl: that’s my boss

The words we use to describe ourselves and others tell us a lot about our attitudes and beliefs. Words are powerful. They have the capacity to build or destroy. They can be used in a way to inspire, sell, persuade. They can also become loaded with both negative and positive connotations.

Why can't I 'lower case' the pronoun 'I'?
30 April 2018

Why can't I 'lower case' the pronoun 'I'?

When you're tapping a message into your smartphone or dashing out an email at work it might be tempting to dispense with the shift key when using the personal pronoun I. But in business writing, is this a smart move?

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.