You’re in a hurry and click send (or submit) without really checking your work. You gloss over a couple of paragraphs and consider it done. We’ve all been there. But how often have you read a webpage, an email, or document of any nature, and seen obvious grammatical errors? The word itself may be spelt Read more about The fastest way to lose credibility[…]
Want to improve your writing? Here are five quick tips: 1. Write Writing is a skill that needs to be nurtured. The number one way to improve your writing is simply to write. Write more. Write often. 2. Critique your own work Re-read a document, letter, blog post or email that you’ve written at an Read more about Five tips to improve your writing[…]
The joke of the day is proudly brought to you by my daughter (courtesy of her clever English teacher). Enjoy! Q: What is the difference between a cat and a comma? A: One has claws on the end of its paws, and one has a pause at the end of its clause.
Good writing skills are essential in today’s competitive world. A couple of spelling mistakes in an email or words used incorrectly in a proposal can really affect your credibility. Homograph Today we look at words that are spelt the same but have a different meaning depending on their pronunciation. This is called a homograph.
Today I returned to the classroom for a day a week to learn a new skill and diversify my employment opportunities. I’ve enrolled to study a Cert IV in Training and Assessment, or TAE40110 as it’s commonly called. This is considered an essential qualification to become an accredited trainer for all vocational education and training Read more about Becoming an accredited trainer[…]
UPDATE (April 2017): this project was online when the post was originally published on 31 March 2015. Since that time, the website ’round the Ridge has been archived and is only available through Wayback Machine. Margot’s business has also evolved over the past decade and she recently launched Spruce design + marketing. *** Seems it’s true Read more about Longevity in cyberspace[…]
I’ve been away from Australia for quite a while, sixty-six months to be precise. While we came home at least once a year between 2008 and 2015 (and lived in Brisbane for a year between our two postings in China), I’ve discovered quite a cultural knowledge gap since repatriating this year. Take coconut water, for example. Read more about Coconut water: essential food group or passing fad?[…]
A collection of my writing published in magazines and other writing samples: Shanghai Family 2014 Dec: Party Season Entertain your friends in style during the holiday season. 2014 Dec: Warm Winter Glow Boost your beauty regime and banish dry skin this winter. 2014 Nov: Summers in Shanghai How a Grammy award-winning guitar legend was drawn to Shanghai. 2014 Nov: Strike Read more about Writing portfolio[…]