Posts filed under: Training & Coaching

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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I ran a new course on Thursday for a PR company. The one-day workshop  was a blend of media training and writing skills. We looked at examples of bad press releases, discussed how to pitch to journalists and debated whether...
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Grammar.  Punctuation.  Writing exercises. Spelling. The terms above might fill you with dread.  You may well know, deep down, that you could benefit from a writing course.  However, you could well be horrified by the idea of spending a whole...
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I was editing a huge document for a blue chip company when the idea of The Sentence Works occurred to me. It might have been something to do with the fact I’d spent the morning rewriting several extremely long and...
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Today’s Guardian has a story about the shortlist for this year’s Bad Grammar award, featuring howlers from the likes of the Army Career Office and the NHS. Many of the common mistakes I highlight in my day course are there,...
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