9 June 2017 5:21 pm
Latin, eh? Nobody speaks it these days yet we use it all the time. Two perfect examples are i.e. and e.g. We use them all the time – and sometimes..
27 February 2017 4:53 pm
The other day, a client asked me to confirm that ‘complemented’ was spelled correctly in a sentence I’d written. Her query reminded me how commonly ‘complement’ and ‘compliment’ are confused...
7 September 2016 2:08 pm
A few days ago I had an email from the lovely and talented Charlotte Greenman of Accredited Marketing. Here’s what she said: I was just talking about you yesterday as..
5 August 2016 2:25 pm
I love my partner dearly. It’s just a good job we mainly communicate face to face. Because he replies to every text I send saying “Love you” with “Love you..
11 April 2016 11:37 am
What should you be looking for when you’re proof reading your writing? I think you need to look at things on three levels...
10 March 2016 11:24 am
When it comes to creating something effective, whether it’s a piece of writing, a web design or a photograph, it’s all about the preparation. In other words, it’s all about..
15 February 2016 3:25 pm
I had a query from a client the other day asking why sometimes I used the words for numbers (e.g. eight) and sometimes I used the numerals (e.g. 16). Here..
20 January 2016 1:09 pm
Do you get confused about when to use “I” and when to use “me”? I hope this blog will help clear up any confusion...
10 September 2015 3:42 pm
So, tell me. Are you the sort of person who tuts at the sight of the sign in (some) supermarkets that says ‘Five items or less’? If you’re not sure..
29 June 2015 10:35 am
As you might expect, I’m a bit of a stickler for language. And one of my pet hates is sentences like the following: It’s up to myself At a time to..