What’s the buzz at Hit Send?

2021-03-17T16:26:13+10:00

Our little team is growing. We've gained over 30 new clients over the past year, each of them producing fascinating and varied documents for us to review. Our workload has grown to the point it's no longer a job for one, or even two, hardworking nutters. I'm always mindful that responsiveness is integral to [...]

What’s the buzz at Hit Send?2021-03-17T16:26:13+10:00

Super-fast quiz

2021-03-17T16:27:37+10:00

This question might not be uppermost on your mind if stranded on an island, but I'm always harping on about 'however' as it's the most common punctuation error I come across. Which of these three sentences is punctuated correctly? 1. Tasmania's electoral division boundaries have changed since you last voted, however voting is still compulsory, [...]

Super-fast quiz2021-03-17T16:27:37+10:00

An editor’s week

2017-04-26T07:19:18+10:00

Variety is a significant pleasure for a business-document editor. Not only is variety stimulating, but the work that comes across our desks at Hit Send (or rather, across our screens) also provides a fascinating insight into local and overseas businesses, Tasmanian government policy, and plans for our State. Monday First up is the bimonthly Seafood Industry News. [...]

An editor’s week2017-04-26T07:19:18+10:00

Blogging for your business

2016-12-08T04:12:10+10:00

This post was originally published on the Tourism Tribe digital hub.   Blogging as a part of your business marketing strategy is a little different from traditional journal or travel blogging. Finding the time and the inspiration can be tricky, so here are some tips from my experience and through talking to others. But [...]

Blogging for your business2016-12-08T04:12:10+10:00

Should I use the ‘Oxford comma’?

2021-04-09T19:42:16+10:00

I was training government staff in plain English writing the other day, and one course participant asked me about the Oxford comma: when should one use it? And then Rajan Venkataraman, who supports Hit Send's fast-turnaround editing service, wrote a blog explaining exactly that. Thanks Rajan. Mel Roome Principal Editor ******* In sentences that [...]

Should I use the ‘Oxford comma’?2021-04-09T19:42:16+10:00

Government websites confuse readers

2016-06-15T00:46:54+10:00

A readability survey has found that, despite best intentions, Australian Government agency website writers are still favouring long sentences. Review your own writing for the web and divide sentences over 20 words in half. Read about the survey.

Government websites confuse readers2016-06-15T00:46:54+10:00