I enjoy receiving my Word of the Day from Dictionary.com, but I was a little disappointed when I saw this entry: Definitions for putsch 1. a plotted revolt or attempt to overthrow a government, especially one that depends on suddenness and speed.   Now I’m guessing that a government ‘that…

 

It’s difficult to get through even one day’s reading without having to struggle through the tangled mess of woolly words – a real dog’s blanket of poor grammar and lazy language use. Amateurs can be forgiven for occasional mistakes in the written work they have to do. For many people, writing is not their primary function; the…

 

  Do you want to attract quality, potential clients to your website? Are you keen to show them, in detail, how your expertise can benefit them? Have you come up with an idea for a book you could sell in your market niche? If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, then why not have…

 

  Do you need an experienced writer and an “eagle eye” to help you to improve your written communications? Editing is a lot more than correcting spelling and grammatical errors. A text should always have a consistent “voice” and a smooth flow in its expression. Making sure that the style is perfectly suited to the…

 

Most of us have written those all-important promotional letters, letting businesses and community organisations know what we can do for them. We tend to focus on how we can help them in their professional communications, web content, marketing materials, press releases and so on … Here’s an idea that writers often overlook.   It might be…

 

Lots of people are confused about using alright, as opposed to all right. This issue has come up three times in the last few days, so … Here are a few points that might clear things up, without getting too technical. All right is never going to be wrong (no pun intended). So, if in…