Getting the lowdown on competency interviews

Want the lowdown on how to clinch a competency-based interview? Check out these blogs from Totaljobs that I've just edited.
By |May 21st, 2018|Blogs, Corporate Communications, Editing, Grammar, Proofreading|Comments Off on Getting the lowdown on competency interviews

Brief encounter: how writers get it right first time

A guide to writing a decent brief for your copywriter.
By |August 1st, 2016|Business communicators, Copywriting, Corporate Communications, Creative brief, Customer service, Employee communications, Great words, Internal Communications, Writing|Comments Off on Brief encounter: how writers get it right first time

Tips on refreshing your website

Refreshing your website can take a long time. I knew mine was in dire need of modernisation but I spent 18 months on it before it went live today.

In retrospect, that sounds ridiculous. But when you write for a living – and are as pernickety as I am about spelling, punctuation and grammar – the […]

By |June 22nd, 2015|Branding, Copywriting, Corporate Communications, Good design, Web design|Comments Off on Tips on refreshing your website

Three has sweet way to get staff reading

Is life at Three like a box of chocolates? The mobile giant sends employees their contracts boxed along with a choc bar and tea. Nice touch or money-waster?
By |September 7th, 2011|Corporate Communications, Employee communications, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Three has sweet way to get staff reading

Two ways to write a style guide

Should organisations write their own style guides or use a national newspaper's? Discover why two ways of approach a style guide is better than none.

10 tips for keeping corporate communications projects on track

Ensure a big corporate communications writing project doesn't run off the rails by following these 10 tips for managing the process.

Common-sense communication gets my vote

Lack of corporate communication can have an unexpected impact on a company's reputation/PR - as well as affecting blood donors!
By |November 10th, 2010|Corporate Communications, Health, Public relations|3 Comments

Digital magazine layout needs to turn a page

The iPad is revolutionising publishing. Editors and designers are no longer constrained by traditional print layouts in digital magazines. Are you still turning pages or are you swiping?
By |October 6th, 2010|Corporate Communications, Editing, iPad, Media|12 Comments

Why a style guide is vital for brand value

Organisations that don't invest in editorial or design style guidelines do so at the peril of their brand. Five reasons why house style guides are essential for business.
By |August 2nd, 2010|Corporate Communications, Editing, Internal Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Writing|Comments Off on Why a style guide is vital for brand value

Learn to love writing headlines

Writers of company newsletters and employee or customer communications need to get better at writing punchy headlines as corporations are prompted by the online revolution to integrate their blogs, microblogs, web pages and traditional print.
By |March 2nd, 2010|Corporate Communications, Internal Communications, Journalism, Writing|Comments Off on Learn to love writing headlines