Language and grammar

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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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22 Apr 2019

How to cheat your way to error-free content

Sanina Kaur’s guide to tools to help make sure that there aren’t any embarrassing mistakes in your writing.

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10 Apr 2019

Is your writing going to be translated?

Claire Burn’s guide what you need to think about if your work’s going to be translated into another language.

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04 Jul 2018

How to write like a bloody person

No-nonsense advice from Andy Nattan on banishing jargon and corpspeak from business writing.

20 Jun 2018

Are you getting these 19 common expressions wrong?

Sarah Townsend’s rundown of frequently made word blunders and mix-ups.

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07 Mar 2018

How to tell if your copy is any good

Is your copy going to hit the mark? Use Anna Gunning’s checklist to find out.

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26 Feb 2018

Want to be a better copywriter? Stop being precious about your work

Felicity Wild on how to stop yourself from sliding into copywriting lingo.

28 Apr 2017

The ‘Oxford comma’ needs thought, care, and a sober approach

Is the Oxford comma an essential part of clear communication – or an unnecessary appendage cluttering your sentences?

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