Some people say you should never proofread what you’ve written. I say “poppycock!” While the way you approach proofing very much depends on the individual document, here are just 10 top tips for better proofreading.
As a small business owner, it’s unlikely you’d consider yourself to be punk, right? But a recent writing gig reminded me just how much small business has in common with the punk movement.
This time of year, a whole lotta goal setting and planning goes on – especially in business. You know, refining your business vision, planning your marketing efforts, that kind of thing.
Cher was right when she sang: “words are like weapons, they wound sometimes”.
You’d think breathing comes naturally, wouldn’t you? Considering it’s vital to simply being alive, it's really a no-brainer. I mean, how many of us give much thought to how we breathe – we just do it, right? In-out-in-out ad infinitum.
Every sole trader, entrepreneur and small business owner goes through it: losing their business mojo, falling into a funk, or feeling just plain “meh” about being in business.
I'll admit that I’m a pedant when it comes to grammar, spelling and punctuation. As a professional proofreader, it kinda comes with the territory.
Recently, I was asked to contribute to a forthcoming book about Australian indie music covering the late Seventies onwards. I jumped at the chance to write about my first love – music – and just one aspect of how it’s influenced my life.
You’ve probably been there – in a business meeting or seminar that starts off well enough, but then you begin noticing that the presenter, the participants even, are dropping a strange mix of verbs and nouns that sound so important, so critical to you being “on the same page” in order to “take it to the next level”