Tag: Writing

Good Writing Saves Money

Poor writing and communication cost millions each year in wasted time and lost business opportunities. In the USA, an estimated 30% of all business writing is produced to clarify or seek clarification of something already written. A study by the

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Written your monthly novel yet?

“I am a professional writer with thousands of books in circulation …” Poor old James Joyce wrote only three or four!

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Our language lunacy as defined by Orwell

In my last post, I quoted some examples of linguistic lunacy – commingled containers, access controller, disposable mucus recovery unit, etc – and wondered what Orwell would think. In his Politics and the English Language essay, he offered “five specimens of the

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Language lunacy – what would Orwell think?

The English language today – or why George Orwell would need his mucus recovery unit if he had not experienced a suboptimal outcome George Orwell’s essay, ‘Politics and the English Language‘, begins: “Most people who bother with the matter at

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Proofreading – Knight in dingy armour fights for the cause

It’s important to proofread your own writing, said British Schools Minister. He should know. His own blog was riddled with errors …

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