Posts filed under: Writing

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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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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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’m often asked to help people write their blogs. It can be one for a charity, related to their hobby or a very personal one about their take on life. But I’m asked to cast my eye over the blogs...
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I had a letter published in my local newspaper yesterday. It’s only the second one I’ve ever written to them, and I have a 100% success rate so far. Without trying to sound smug, I was confident it would be...
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One mistake I see time and time again is apostrophes being used incorrectly with plurals. Many people are just not sure where the apostrophe needs to go when referring, for instance, to men, children and people. The rule is actually...
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Every introductory paragraph is different, but all great intros have some things in common. A good introduction (intro) will grab your attention, keep you reading and offer you the promise that you’re about to discover something you didn’t know before....
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Exclamation marks are a form of shouting – journalists call them screamers for a good reason.  And if you’re writing for professional purposes, you don’t want to shout. After all, you wouldn’t shout at the person if you were phoning...
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There was a really interesting news story yesterday about the use of jargon at work. A judge criticised a social worker for over-using jargon in a report for a family court hearing. The judge said it ‘might as well have...
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