Taking a risk with venue hire

  As an independent consultant, I’ve often found myself in the position of wanting to run...

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When informality breaks convention

We live in informal times when many of the conventions of the written form are breaking...

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Sweat the small stuff by all means, but don’t lose sight of the big picture

  The latest issue of Offpress (the newsletter produced by the Society of Editors (Qld))...

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Making sense of sentences in election materials

Election materials are starting to appear in our letterboxes, and they feature some ill-conceived...

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The trouble with bills: when poor understanding defeats good intention

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the difficulties I was experiencing with billing systems and...

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Apostrophes for mothers’ day

I’ve always had a bit of a thing for possessive apostrophes – much abused and misunderstood as...

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Ageing driver training facility

A note on why we need punctuation and why stacked adjectives create difficulties: I was listening...

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Page design to encourage correct bill payment

I've been noticing lately that I make a lot of mistakes when paying bills Silly things mostly -...

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Prison or jail? Being consistent with names

One of the things I often discuss in writing training is the need to be consistent with...

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