Here’s a sentence I recently had to edit:
The amount of people who came were amazing.
Can you see what’s wrong with it?
In fact, there are three problems: two outright errors and one point that’s open to debate. Continue reading “Countables Do Count!”
Do you need an experienced writer and an ‘eagle eye’ to help you to improve your written communications?
The work of an editor involves a lot more than correcting spelling, punctuation, and grammatical faults. A sophisticated text checker can do that. An editor enhances a text, giving it a consistent ‘voice’, appropriate expression, and a smooth logical flow of ideas.
A good editor makes absolutely sure that every piece is perfectly styled – and that its language and tone are suited to the form of the text, and to your specific purpose and audience.
Above all, when your work is edited professionally, your readers should still ‘hear’ your authentic voice in every sentence. Your editor simply makes sure that it is heard to best advantage.
Continue reading “It’s all in the editing”
Most of us have written those all-important promotional letters, letting businesses and community organisations know what we can do for them. We tend to focus on how we can help them in their professional communications, web content, marketing materials, press releases and so on.
Here’s an idea that writers often overlook. Continue reading “Add value to your business”
Are you presenting what you have to offer in the best possible way?
I particularly enjoy working with Australian businesses. Whether it’s editing manuscripts or webcopy, producing professionally written blogs, or writing promotional materials for an exciting new Australian–made product, it’s great to be involved in presenting Australian businesses at their best.
If you want help with any of your professional writing needs, contact me.
Public speaking can be a challenge. Some people believe it is the single most difficult, and most terrifying thing they are ever asked to do.
You might be preparing for an important business presentation. Or getting ready for a tough job interview. Perhaps you’ve been asked to give a speech at your best friend’s wedding.
Whatever the task, there are three basic things that you need to include in your planning. I have covered these three areas, and much more, in a new book: Public Speaking …who, me?
Here are the three crucial areas you can’t ignore: Continue reading “Public speaking … who, me?”
Do you want to attract quality, potential clients to your website?
Are you keen to show them, in detail, how your expertise can benefit them?
Have you come up with an idea for a book you could sell in your market niche?
If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, then why not engage a professional writer to create an e-book that you can offer to potential or existing clients? Continue reading “Books for Sale(s)”
Would you like to learn French? You can have individual lessons, or organise a group of friends and learn together.
Or perhaps you’d like a glimpse of French culture, and find out about what to see and do on your visit to France?
Why not arrange a short course?
You can focus on learning the language, or just enjoy an illustrated ‘virtual visit’. There’s a range of options available.
Continue reading “Anyone for French?”
‘Ran Blake – un homme en noir’, P. L. Renou (in Bibliothèque(s), Paris)
I’ve just finished translating a comprehensive article, by expert French music critic, P. L. Renou. The article focuses on musician Ran Blake, and the relationship between his music and ‘film noir’.
If you need translation services (French to English), please contact me.