Whether or not you’ve taken our tongue-in-cheek style test, if you already consider yourself a Churchill of writing then you’ve probably perfected the four traits below.
Tips for the ‘pedantic’ writer
Tips for the ‘bureaucratic’ writer
Tips for the ‘cowboy’ writer
Take our writing style test
. . . and discover what kind of business writer you are. For each set of sentences below, which of the four options comes closest to the way you write?Read More →
Jack Nicholson was right!
Clichés of sincerity: five reasons to avoid them
Life is fickle if you’re a cliché: you enter the world a rising star, only to assume celebrity D-list status shortly ever after – not so much sought after as impossible to avoid.Read More →
The language of love . . .
Yo! For all you on-line suitors out there hoping to woo with the written word, here’s a bit of advice from dating website OKCupid:
An overcompensation of nouns
I’ve no idea if children are taught about collective nouns in schools these days. I hope they are because they make for some marvellous images:Read More →
Literally is one of many words that are widely misused nowadays. Nevertheless, unlike most of its contemporaries it can bring a smile to the faces of even the most pedantic.Read More →
Fewer and less
Fewer is one of those words that seems to be disappearing. I don’t know if it is a case of “if in doubt, just use less” or because people simply forget that it exists. Fewer does fulfil a role that less does not, though, so if you want to get it right here is a basic explanation and some tips to help you.Read More →
The business of being Shakespeare
On one of my recent Google trawls I came upon this description of lawn weeds: Flowering weeds can appear attractive to the untrained eye, but they are an eyesore to someone who is striving to maintain a healthy lawn with curb appeal.Read More →