Fiction writers work hard to develop their voice. And it's just as important for business writers. Learn how a style guide for your business will help keep your writing consistent, clear, engaging and sharp.
Institute of Professional Editors (Australia) conference, April 2013 Living in Queensland all my life, I'd not been to Fremantle (Western Australia) before this conference. And what a beautiful place it is - definitely a place to revisit and explore. This is the report I wrote for Offpress, the Queensland Society of Editors' newsletter. As I … Continue reading Learning more than editing at an editors conference
Misplaced words and phrases can give the wrong message. Enjoy this collection of 'danglers'.
Keep your writing tight and sharp by being aware of tautologies - and eliminating them (except when you can't find another way to make your point).
Ever tempted to 'just do it' when you need to write for your business? Bad idea! Planning must come first. Learn how.
Some basic tips to help solve your nontechnical writing dilemmas.
Wandering through the Thesaurus recently (as one does), I came across persnickety. What a fun word, rolling off my tongue so delightfully. My mind presented me with the image of a little animal scuttling around, sniffing out that pesky misused apostrophe, tossing out unnecessary commas, tweaking passive sentences ... When my daughter objected to the … Continue reading Persnickety
So just what is this clear, engaging, sharp writing that I'm always going on about?
Sometimes it's the little words that make all the difference to the clarity of your writing.
In my humble opinion, not proofreading a novel before publication damages the reputation of both the author and the publisher. Does the same principle apply to your business writing?