Editing in British English while you sleep

2016-10-14T03:34:14+10:00

It was breakfast time one morning in mid-December, my editing jobs were tidied away, and I was enjoying the sense of anticipation about what the day would bring. My phone rang. "Is that Hit Send?" The voice was evidently British and the call had that long-distance fuzziness to it. "It is." "I'm just going to [...]

Editing in British English while you sleep2016-10-14T03:34:14+10:00

He said, she said: Elegant editing

2021-01-31T17:01:33+10:00

Do you struggle with the ‘he said’, ‘she said’ of handling quotes in your business writing? Maybe you’d like to incorporate a little more variety? Here are some unobtrusive mechanisms to help you. 1. Weave the quote in Weave spoken quotes into the middle of your text; don’t just place them at the beginning or end [...]

He said, she said: Elegant editing2021-01-31T17:01:33+10:00

Loving the variety

2016-12-18T22:10:43+10:00

Our nine-month milestone triggered us to review the clients for whom we have done editing and proofreading jobs, and we found a wonderful variety of industry sectors represented. This means, of course, that we receive a great range of documents to edit, and the content is fascinating. Contact us today to discuss an editing job, [...]

Loving the variety2016-12-18T22:10:43+10:00

Plain English: Get behind it

2016-10-14T03:34:16+10:00

“Plain English is a way of presenting information that helps someone understand it the first time they read or hear it. It allows them to get the information they need, understand it easily and act if they need to.” This definition is drawn from 26TEN’s excellent booklet, Communicate Clearly. A Guide to Plain English. Do [...]

Plain English: Get behind it2016-10-14T03:34:16+10:00

Editing for the ‘bogy-haunted creatures’

2016-10-14T03:34:16+10:00

When I was young and still impressionable, my father often quoted Fowler’s Modern English Usage (1965 edition) to me verbatim. His favourite section tickled his sense of humour and concerned split infinitives. It began as follows: “The English-speaking world may be divided into (1) those who neither know nor care what a split infinitive is; [...]

Editing for the ‘bogy-haunted creatures’2016-10-14T03:34:16+10:00
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