Tips for content accuracy

Tips for content accuracy

Just as tone, style and target audiences are important considerations when preparing a document or website, so is the accuracy of your content. A good writer can ensure your project is delivering on its objectives, but we always need your help to get there. Here are a...
A ghost editor

A ghost editor

While much of the work of a freelance writer could be classified as ghost writing – someone hired to write on behalf of another person without official credit – I like to think of myself as a ghost editor. Most of the content I work with is already drafted to...
How to write a case study

How to write a case study

Case studies can tell your brand story better than you can! Instead of creating a list of frequently asked questions or a boring fact sheet, consider explaining a particular experience or issue by talking with a real-life customer or client – then writing up their...
What the public service taught me

What the public service taught me

I’m putting it out there. Working as a public servant was actually a blessing. While I may not have said (or thought) so at the time, hindsight has offered some interesting perspectives. It’s only now, as a small business owner, that I can say my days as a...
More than words

More than words

Many of us are easily distracted, so you’ve got to work hard to keep your reader engaged, and sometimes words aren’t enough to hold their attention. Part of my job is to strip the message back to find the meaning, then look at the best ways to deliver that...
The ‘perfect’ draft

The ‘perfect’ draft

It’s an absolute thrill when a piece of draft copy hits the spot and a client has no (or very few) changes. It’s exciting when the first draft captures the right level of detail, reflects the right tone and structure, and the words manage to convince,...
Write a winning tender

Write a winning tender

Many businesses recognise the value of a well written tender, bid or quote to help them land new and repeat business. Yet there are many who leave their tender response to the last minute and don’t engage the right people for the task. When that next RFT lands...
What are you really looking for?

What are you really looking for?

When I put together a quote for a new client, it’s important to demonstrate my professional track record. I know it helps clients to make a decision when they can get a sense of my expertise and experience. Yet I was recently asked by a client about the...
Tips to enhance your business writing

Tips to enhance your business writing

1. Ask why. With the pressure on, we often get started on writing a fact sheet or blog before we really understand its purpose. Quality business writing is clear in its intent and speaks to the audience in a way that suits them (not you). There’s no use writing...
Ditch the unnecessary

Ditch the unnecessary

During my 13 years as a public servant, I became well-versed in government writing. It felt like a gradual conditioning. I learnt to add extra words to ‘beef’ things out. I wrote in a more complex, formal language, and used the Thesaurus to inject...
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