Posts Tagged ‘Writing communication’

Word Power- hone your communication skills


WordPower is available in our bookshop in PDF format. An ePub version is in preparation.

Having worked as an editor for more than a decade and having worked as a trainer in good writing practices for a similar period, I …

Cooperative blogging

The group that blogs together, flogs together

Working with Words

The author's embryonic attempt at a cooperative blog

I am often asked by independent writers as to how they should market their books. Even those that publish through commercial publishing houses such as …

Issues of copyright 1 | Copyright and plagiarism

Part 1: Copyright and plagiarism

Things to remember about intellectual property

The prime consideration is the need to provide proper attribution for the work of others that you use in your writing and especially if the writing is to be …

Blogging can help you build your online brand

Put in its simplest form:

‘A blog is basically a journal that is available on the web. The activity of updating a blog is “blogging” and someone who keeps a blog is a “blogger.”[1]

A blog (a contraction of …

So you think you don’t need an editor?

In this day of automatic spelling and grammar checkers, the need for an external editor is often overlooked. For any major writing project this is faulty logic.  Whatever writing project you are engaged in, the assistance of an editor

In writing, quality counts

We have already noted that standards of written English are poor in many parts of the English-speaking world and that mastery of writing is an essential ingredient in building a successful business career.

Within an organisation, the quality of your …

The need for advanced English writing skills has never been greater

In today’s information economy, writing good English has never been so important. And as business has gone global, being able to write for an international audience that crosses both national as well as cultural boundaries adds a further dimension to …

The fundamentals of workplace writing

Module 6 of our course in effective business writing looks at the fundamentals of writing in the workplace. This is a writing genre all of its own and we will use this blog to outline some of our ideas.

Perhaps …

The overlooked “Office” suite

The Works program suite

The Works menu offers a great selection of options

When was the last time you opened Microsoft Works? Works is a simple office or home application suite that comes with your (Windows) operating system.

A few years back Works  was …

Getting a better return from MS Office

Are you among those that are still using Office 2003 or earlier because the user interface of later Office suites appears too daunting? Or have you migrated to Office 2007 or 2010 but keep asking yourself “how do they do …

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