Make your voice heard
They all sound the same. And they look similar. But these words aren’t even related. Here’s an explanation. ... Read more »
You see them in ads, on signs, in professional biographies, on websites – you name it. But in many cases, ... Read more »
Less is more. The fewer words you write, the more impact you have. Removing surplus words needn’t change the meaning or ... Read more »
Confused between complimentary and complementary? Spell check won’t pick up a misspelling when it sounds the same as another valid word. Complimentary: ... Read more »
How do you reduce the length of your written content without omitting vital information? One technique is to replace two, three ... Read more »
We’re all guilty of overcomplicating things – using big words to sound impressive; longer sentences to explain a point. But ... Read more »
Euphemism means to 'sound good', and is a roundabout way of saying something. It is a neutral or indirect word or expression that replaces one that ... Read more »
If it’s a word we use often – or deem important – uppercasing the first letter may come naturally. Often, we’ll do it inadvertently. However, capitalisation ... Read more »
Commonly confused, principal and principle need close examination during editing. Principle: A standard, law or rule. The white paper’s environmental principles were deemed insubstantial. The moral ... Read more »
Cheat sheet
Clichés are overused expressions or phrases. They’re catchy and can be useful for descriptive purposes, but they can also be corny and annoying. Clichés are statements ... Read more »