Grammar (O)

Grammar: All about (Z)

Grammar: Which word to use (Z) https://www.theguardian.com/guardian-observer-style-guide-z     1. CORRECT USAGE 1.1. Similar words mean different things… 1.2 Use the right word in context… 2. SPELLINGS 2.1 To hyphenate…
blog structure
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Blogs: How to structure

  The internet is great for communication – too bad then that we’re often not great communicators. We are so accustomed to 'instant' communication via twitter, WhatsApp, emails..etc, that nowadays we now tend to write as we think. Like…
adverbs

Adverbs: the universal modifiers

I don't why, but I've always had some difficulty getting my head around adverbs. I mean, verbs are always 'doing words' (I'm going back to primary school-speak here!) so adverbs should merely be regarded as 'ad (-ditional) verb' information,…
publishing
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UK book publishing industry 2017 statistics: The Power of the Write Wing

Physical 'Good' v Digital 'Not-so-good' First of all, for all the talk of printed books being 'dead', consider the following from the bookseller.com on the 2017 statistics for the UK publishing industry:   "Physical book sales…
semi-self-publishing
ghostwriting
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Ghostwriting - 5 things I've learned from trial and error

I'd previously copy-edited a number of books, but up until March 2017 I'd never actually written one myself. And, strictly speaking, according to the dust cover of Lead Yourself to Success (published in October 2018 by Wileys), I still haven't.…
Grammar (O)

Grammar: All about (Y)

Grammar: Which word to use (Y) https://www.theguardian.com/guardian-observer-style-guide-y     1. CORRECT USAGE 1.1. Similar words mean different things… 1.2 Use the right word in context… 2. SPELLINGS 2.1 To hyphenate…
Discount
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BLT discussion: Discounting - how has your attitude to pricing changed over the years? 

On the plus side, discounting (done well) will drive revenues, but on the downside, applied badly, discounting can harm your brand. On which side of the fence do you sit? DEFINITION:  "Discount: a deduction from the usual cost of…
Grammar (O)

Grammar: All about (X)

Grammar: Which word to use (X) https://www.theguardian.com/guardian-observer-style-guide-x 1.CORRECT USAGE 1.1. Similar words mean different things… 1.2 Use the right word in context… 2. SPELLINGS 2.1 To hyphenate (or not)? YES x-ray EXCEPTIONS 2.2…