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Why I’m not ‘a natural’ when it comes to writing

From time to time I produce content for a client that gets feedback along the lines of, “You’re a natural!” Or, “Wow! You’re so talented!” There’s always a faint air of suprise at my ability to express what they want to say in exactly the right words, or admiration at my “gift”. This is like […]

Writing Short

“I’m sorry this letter is so long; I didn’t have time to write a short one,” is a quote variously attributed to Cicero, Blaise Pascal and Mark Twain. Whoever said it hit the nail on the head – writing something short that has both impact and depth of content is much more difficult than banging […]

Tips For the DIY Business Blogger

So you’ve decided you need a business blog. But you don’t have the budget for a PR or content agency, which means it’s something of a DIY – and you don’t know where to start. Here are some helpful pointers. First, spend some time planning. As a professional writer, I often get requests from people […]

5 tips for working with an editor

Most people outside of the media or literary worlds haven’t ever made use of an editor before (although they really should – not that I’m biased or anything…).┬áBut let’s say you’ve decided you do want someone to look over what you’ve written – to check that it flows well, that you haven’t left out too […]