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Get with the word power
14 June 2017

Get with the word power

Dictionaries are a treasure trove of interesting discoveries, as I found out when I was about eight. I loved doing my English homework, especially looking up words in the dictionary – flipping throu...
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...
When words are not enough
7 February 2017

When words are not enough

Easy reproduction of images online and versatile printing options have resulted in workplace publications becoming increasingly visually oriented. With dozens of fonts and colours at our fingertips, a...
The hidden cost of typos
4 August 2016

The hidden cost of typos

We've all experienced that moment of horror when our manager spots a typo in a report we've laboured over for hours, if not days. You feel appalled and mystified that you could have missed such an obv...
Are you getting the best results from your emails?
7 July 2016

Are you getting the best results from your emails?

Email writing at work is about getting the result you need and maintaining a good relationship with your clients, customers and colleagues. If you’re not getting the right response from your emails – or you’re not getting a response at all – ask yourself the following questions.

Ten ways to write the perfect email
30 October 2014

Ten ways to write the perfect email

Get a single email right and it could build you a priceless relationship or clinch you a deal you’ve been chasing for months. Get one wrong and it may just mean the death of an irreplaceable opportu...
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?