Tips, observations and reflections on better writing, editing and communications planning…
Like coffee and sunrise, popcorn and movies, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson…some things just work better together.
Take writing and design. When mixed well, they are a winning combination. Here’s why.read more
Given how important websites are for communicating with our audiences and stakeholders, it’s interesting that the same weaknesses often crop up.
Here are five lessons learnt from website reviews, along with quick fixes.read more
Think twice before resorting to boring terminology and dreary sentences.
Write with a dash of sass and add sparkle to your work.read more
This past week, I unexpectedly lost someone very dear to me.
Helping to put into words my family’s feelings and sentiments reminded me that often our thoughts come into clearer focus through the act of writing them down.
It also reminded me why words matter, and why it’s a privilege to work with words for a living.read more
Does your writing feel like an unruly courtroom sometimes?
Wish you could bang that judge’s gavel and bring your document to order?
Well, here are some tips to help you do that…read more
Are you thinking of hiring a communications consultant but unsure if they will add real value?
Here are seven reason why it can pay to bring in outside help.read more
I’m old enough to remember being super excited about the introduction of colour television in 1975. What a difference it made!
Just as colour breathed new life into familiar programs, adding colour to your writing can do the same. Here are four quick tips to help you brighten up your work.read more
This January something unexpected happened that helped me clear that mental traffic jam and find my focus. Want to know what it was?read more
Ever wished you could hit refresh or rewind?
Unfortunately, that’s not usually an option. But we can learn from our mistakes.
Here are three communications mistakes I’ve learnt from.read more