Jul 30 2015

How to improve your note-taking in meetings

By Jakki Bendell. What do you look at when you’re taking notes in a meeting? Chances are, unless you’re trained in shorthand or speed writing, it’s your notepaper. The trouble is, looking at our notes makes it difficult for us

Jul 16 2015

How to write copy for infographics

By Jakki Bendell. Infographics are a way of presenting complex information in a simple, interesting and memorable way. Marketers use them as ‘top of funnel’ pieces to draw attention to issues or encourage readers to do something further, like read a white paper

May 28 2015

Writing to influence and persuade

By Jakki Bendell. 6 steps to influence your reader in writingIn your career, and perhaps even your personal life, you may have to influence others with your writing. This might be to buy a product or service, but also to have others ‘buy’

Feb 26 2015

Digital writing: the rules

When it comes to web-writing, nobody wants to read over optimised content. That’s content where the copywriter has sacrificed quality writing in the hope of trying to come higher up on search returns. The user experience goes something like this: You have a

Sep 04 2014

Five tips on writing great web copy

Any good web writer knows that the more you write, the less they read. As early as 2006 researchers did eye tracking studies following users' eyes with lasers to see how they look at a screen. These studies showed two things: users don't look at much;

Aug 07 2014

When did you last improve your reading skills? Ever? Probably never!

By David Aylwin. When we learnt to read, around the age of five, no importance was later given to efficient reading. If you could read, that was enough. Since then, you will have picked up bad habits that prevent you from reading quickly and efficiently.

Jun 24 2013

Top tips for Proofreading

Top tips on proofreading from our Proofreading training course: Avoid distractions. Try to proofread in a quiet environment, with no disturbances such as phones, music, background chatter and so on. Keep a dictionary and thesaurus handy so you can check words quickly and without

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