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The Best Way to Make Your Writing Original

May 2nd, 2014

First, thanks to Simon for last Friday’s blog.  I’m no great photographer, but my daughter-in-law is, and looking at some of her photos has really inspired me to give it a go. I now find myself taking pictures of all kinds of weird and wonderful things –  a bench in an old greenhouse covered in onions drying off is just one example.  However odd the photo, it doesn’t cost anything on a digital camera and you never know when you might be able to use it to illustrate an article. Read the rest of this entry »




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Proofreading – The Importance of Being Accurate

April 30th, 2014

Most writers would agree that proofreading is the least exciting part of writing, whether it’s a novel, short story, article or poem. The problem is that all written work needs to be proofread before it can be sent off to a publisher. Even if you think your English is perfect and you have a real eye for the small details, it’s vital that you always remember to give your work a read through before sending it anywhere – that missing apostrophe could be the difference between a sale and a rejection! Read the rest of this entry »




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Proofreading Silliness

January 29th, 2014

Continuing on the theme of the importance of proofreading, I thought I’d show you some of the funnier, and embarrassing, consequences that have occurred from not doing it carefully enough. Read the rest of this entry »




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Effective Proofreading

January 27th, 2014

You may think it’s not that important for your work to be accurate – we’re talking spelling, grammar and punctuation – especially in these days of self-publishing, but it really is. Why? Because, if you’re producing articles, it gives your writing a certain gravitas that helps others trust in what you are saying. And, if you’re writing fiction, it makes your story flow so much better so that the reader can really get into it. Read the rest of this entry »




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Do I Need a Proofreader?

June 26th, 2013

In a nutshell – yes! In fact, anyone who writes needs the services of a proofreader, including people who think they can write error free. Why? Because the human brain is a tricky customer. When you’ve written something, it’s really hard for you to see any errors. This is simply because you are too near to it, and your brain will insert the correct punctuation, word or whatever’s needed, because it thinks, or knows, it should be there. Read the rest of this entry »




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