Make your voice heard
Concise writing How to write in fewer words How often have you heard the saying ‘less is more’? Well, it applies to writing, too. The fewer words ... 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 »
Confusing words Commonly confused, principal and principle need close examination during editing. Principle A standard, law or rule. The white ... 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 »
Annual report content
ACU’s annual report is out now. We were commissioned to project-manage the 120-page publication, which required editing contributor content, researching and writing sections, ... Read more »
  Confusing word choices Personal v personnel Personal: Adjective. Private or individual. The woman’s personal belongings were among the items stolen from the office. Personnel: Noun (pronunciation: emphasis ... Read more »
Do you write for work or university? Do you need to keep your readers engaged? Perhaps your writing needs more oomph. You, too, can write effective business communication ... Read more »
Insight magazine
The latest edition of ACU’s Insight magazine features thought-provoking research and inspiring stories. Final editing by Writewords.
  Confusing word choices Lead v lead v led Differentiating between these words is difficult – which is why they are so commonly misused. It may be easier ... Read more »