Telling good copy from bad isn’t always as straightforward as you might think. There’s a lot to consider – while keeping a lid on your personal preferences. Fortunately, the fourth instalment in our ‘Getting better words’ series makes it easier for you by highlighting the essentials.
You wouldn’t trust a plasterer to fix your boiler. You wouldn’t trust an accountant to service your car. And you wouldn’t trust Erica in Sales to remove your tooth. So, argues Richard, why trust someone who doesn’t write for a living to write your words? Read more
Every writing project stands or falls by the quality of the brief. We all know that. Which would be a problem if the third instalment in our ‘Getting better words’ series didn’t offer a simple guide to making the whole process plain sailing.
Getting a reasonably accurate cost for a writing project is rarely straightforward – and it can be even harder to tell if it’s good value. But don’t worry, the second instalment in our ‘Getting better words’ series helps you tiptoe safely through this particular minefield. Read more
In today’s world where branded content is, quite literally, everywhere, people can be quick to dismiss an authorless article coming directly from a brand. But chances are you’re too busy running your business to regularly develop, write and publish insights (even if you’re a talented wordsmith) – and that’s where a ghostwriter can help. Read more
Choosing a writer can be time consuming, labour intensive, and sometimes even fraught with danger. In the first of our 'Getting better words' series, we tell you how to avoid the pitfalls – and sidestep a costly bad decision. Read more
Take another thing off your to-do list. Here's a list of the gifts our Australian team will actually be giving this Christmas. Read more
Finding it hard to let go, but need words - fast? Sara shares her tips for successfully outsourcing your marketing copy. Plus, a handy matrix to help you justify it to the boss. Read more
A good interview is about more than choosing the perfect person to speak with. It also takes a fair bit of prep. This 6-step guide will make sure you've covered off all the important stuff (and in good time), so you can focus on getting the most from your interview. Read more
To that long list John Cleese mentioned in The Life of Brian, we can add the Five Canons of Rhetoric - or the basis of good writing. But what's been good for two thousand years seems to have fallen by the wayside of late. Read more