All posts by: Judy Yorke

“I can never remember how to spell that word!” Do you find yourself thinking – or saying – this frequently? We all have words that we struggle to spell and the  good news is that there ARE ways you can...
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Over the last few months, I’ve noticed a real trend in the type of people contacting me for one-to-one coaching. They are 20-something professionals who are doing extremely well in their careers. They are talented, personable and articulate. However, their...
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Many people who are brilliant at their jobs and experts in their fields struggle with the everyday writing skills they need for work. Now I know that you need to write in short, clear sentences because I trained as a...
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At the end of every Sentence Works course, we have a little section on spelling.  Although most people groan, it’s actually one of the most entertaining parts of the day.  It’s also the time I get the doughnuts out, which...
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I love cats and my husband pretends to, so I thought I’d found the perfect Valentine’s Day card. There was a picture of a lovely cute cat on it, but then came the bit that ruined it. If I was...
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I’m a big believer in short sentences. One of the first exercises we do at my workshops is to take some examples of really long sentences. These come from various sources – a website, a newsletter, an email and a...
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If you’ve ever had to write to a particular word limit, you’ll know it’s easier to write too much than too little. And when that you do go over the word limit, you’ll be faced with an agonising decision about...
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One of the easiest ways to keep your copy fresh and readable is to ensure you don’t keep using the same word repeatedly. That can be easier said than done when you find yourself constantly writing on the same subject....
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My 12 year old son is mulling over whether to do Latin in school. I did Latin at O level (yes, I’m that old) and it was my favourite subject. If you’re a language fiend, like I am, it’s a...
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Every so often, I get asked one of these questions: “Why does it matter if my writing is bad/my spelling is poor / my grammar is wrong? As long as people can understand what I mean, who cares?” I think...
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