Language and grammar

03 Jul 2020

Suggestive biscuits and strangled eggs – reimagined words

Leigh James explores the pleasures of playful language

17 Jun 2020

3 things tech companies should be mindful of when blogging

Alice Hollis’ top 3 no-nos for tech company blogs

26 May 2020

Copy-wise: beware of too many, too few or misplaced commas

Collective Content’s quick guide to how to use commas properly

07 Apr 2020

Grammarly vs. the copywriter — who’ll win?

Are digital writing tools like Grammarly a threat to copywriters? Katherine Wildman thinks not.

21 Nov 2019

Why grammar pedants hate me

Jo Watson has no time for grammar pendants. Here’s why.

02 Oct 2019

Write like you talk. Nuff said

You don’t have to use stuffy, formal language in your content. Matthew Drzymala explains why.

12 Sep 2019

Everything before the but is bollocks

Leigh James shows how using ‘but’ can stop you getting your point across.

28 Aug 2019

Why I hate excessive exclamation marks

Anna Metcalfe waxes lyrical about a punctuation bugbear.

23 Aug 2019

Why writing clear content sometimes means embracing your inner Anglo-Saxon

What’s the Battle of Hastings got to do with effective copywriting? Tom Cross explains.

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12 Jul 2019

The problem with jargon and technobabble

Alice Hollis on why remembering that not everyone understands, and uses, the same terms you do is important.

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19 Jun 2019

Why do people insist on using certain words incorrectly?

Alice Hollis takes us through some of her word-related bugbears.

24 Apr 2019

Do puns have a place in advertising?

To pun or not to pun? That’s the question Jonathan Wilcock’s asking.

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