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

From Misspelled Monday to Phonetic Friday: An editor’s week

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

Hit Send runs a series of grammar tips and thoughts on our Facebook page. Here's a selection of the best for you. Misspelled Monday On ‪Misspelled Monday‬, I recall this useful spelling principle. A school principal is a prince and a pal (well, once you reach year 12), and the same applies to anything of foremost importance. A [...]

From Misspelled Monday to Phonetic Friday: An editor’s week2016-10-14T03:34:14+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 tip #3: The basics of clear writing

2016-10-14T03:34:18+10:00

Here we step back and provide some reminders for writing clear business English. They apply whether you are writing a report, a newsletter or a story for your website. 1. Plan what you want to say Dot points or headings are great for planning, getting content in the best order, and subsequently checking you’ve covered everything. [...]

Editing tip #3: The basics of clear writing2016-10-14T03:34:18+10:00

Editing tip #2: Getting apostrophes to behave

2016-12-18T22:21:19+10:00

The apostrophe can be troublesome, no doubt about it. While there are many occasions when it should be used (judiciously, in the right spot...) let's start with three of its former uses that no longer apply. Contrary to many grocers’ blackboards advertising tomato’s or potato’s, the apostrophe does not have a place in forming plurals. [...]

Editing tip #2: Getting apostrophes to behave2016-12-18T22:21:19+10:00

Editing tip #1: Twelve items or fewer

2016-12-18T22:13:49+10:00

It delighted me to see the introduction of DIY checkouts recently at my local supermarket, but perhaps not for the usual reasons you'd expect. Yes, it's quicker to get through the checkout now, and no, I don't have to chat to the checkout chick or rooster if I don't feel inclined (which I enjoyed anyway). [...]

Editing tip #1: Twelve items or fewer2016-12-18T22:13:49+10:00