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Many professions from forensic scientists, to engineers, to performing artists, to legal practitioners, quote the expression ‘the devil ..read more
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Poor written communication is a piece of the puzzle often overlooked or misunderstood when investigating an error or non-compliance at ..read more
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I grew up in an era when women were routinely referred to as ‘the weaker sex’. We were expected to be afraid of mice but not of ..read more
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Listen carefully to many native English speakers and you’re more likely to hear them say ‘gonna’, ‘wanna’ and ‘cos’ than a ..read more
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There are many words in English that sound the same but are spelled differently. Two of these are 'enquiry' and 'inquiry', and 'program' ..read more
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When we speak, most of us naturally use plain English. For example, we are unlikely to say, 'Prior to the commencement of the development ..read more
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Which is correct? Single or double quotation marks? Do I have to put a semicolon at the end of each item in a bulleted list? When do I use ..read more
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When Donald Trump welcomes the Boston Red Socks team, not the Red Sox, or someone spots a typo on the Australian $50 note, we are reminded ..read more
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Whether it's a 6-line email or 50-page report, if it's poorly written, your reader will struggle. The communication will take longer to ..read more
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Fixing team members’ writing is an all too time-consuming part of many people leaders’ role. Poor written communications not only cause ..read more

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