All posts by: Judy Yorke

When people find out what I do for a living, they often ask me a grammar question. I’m never quite sure whether it’s to catch me out, or whether it’s something that’s been bothering them for a while but they...
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We’ve all done it….stared at a blank screen, unable to think of a word to write. Here are six ways to get over that and start to type. 1)     Don’t start at the beginning Do you agonise over your intro?...
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One topic we often discuss at Sentence Works courses is how to get people to open your emails. There is a lot of debate about subject lines, but one thing that’s often overlooked is the “from” line. You might think...
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by Adrian Monti As a journalist and content writer, I find myself writing about anything and everything. This year I’ve already written about, among many other things, futuristic healthcare,  trail running shoes and testing your own sperm (yes, really). Part...
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When we talk about apostrophes on Sentence Works courses, this is one that’s hotly debated. I’ve noticed that most cards say “Happy Mother’s Day”. I’ve never been convinced this is right because the apostrophe suggests that the card is referring...
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If you have been asked to interview someone for a story in a company newsletter, press release, blog or some other web content, it can feel pretty daunting if you haven’t done it before. In a way it’s a ‘chat’...
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Here are 10 signs that your love of grammar is taking over your life. Are any of them familiar? 1.     You find yourself correcting your friends and colleagues when they use “less” instead of “fewer”- and don’t apologise when you...
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Many of us are trying to lose the flab after Christmas – but have you ever thought of applying that to your writing? There’s no excuse for flabby writing. Unnecessary words can annoy your reader by increasing the time they...
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Many of us spend ages trying to think of a brilliant introduction to our blogs and that’s absolutely the right thing to do. A good intro will grab the reader’s attention, making them want to read on. If your intro...
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I was training a group from a local law firm last month and we were discussing spelling. We weren’t scheduled to cover spelling but it’s amazing how it always comes up. One of the delegates said she could never remember...
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