It might sound counterintuitive (in other words, a daft idea) to write to prospective clients on paper, through the Royal… Read more Pitching for business as a freelancer: is hard copy letter better than email?
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Helping with the washing up after a barbecue at the weekend, a relation absent-mindedly asked me where she should put… Read more Washing the pretzel, ordering grapefruit sediments and other comical malapropisms
My earlier posts about euphemisms used by recruiters got a lot of views so I’m always on the lookout for… Read more More comedy from the job boards: some amusing mis-uses of English in recruitment ads
A lively debate about the merits of shorthand as a journalistic tool has been raging on Linked In recently, with… Read more Shorthand: a vital skill for a journalist, or an old-fashioned waste of time?