12 April 2018 10:50 am
In a recent edition of my monthly email newsletter (The Pips – sign up here if you’d like to receive it), I asked people to let me know if they..
30 August 2017 10:55 am
The English language never fails to fascinate me. Here’s an article I read a while ago but haven’t shared until now. It’s about the order we use adjectives in, but don’t..
6 July 2017 4:25 pm
Which of these newspaper stories would you rather read? Brazil was beaten in the final by France France beat Brazil in the final For me – and I would guess you..
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..