Okay, so 2020 is over and it certainly was...different. But on reflection, I realise: despite all the chaos going on around us, my professional life in 2020 was pretty stress-free. And that's all down to the people I've worked with, and their ability to (cliché alert)...
If I get asked for advice, it's usually about writing or freelancing. Occasionally someone will ask me how I keep my fingernails looking so immaculate, but that's not something I can really give advice on – it's not Maybelline, I was just born with it. But there is...
A really good book about quantum physics got me thinking about complexity and who’s responsible for simplifying it.
PeoplePerHour recently ran a very ill-advised ad on the tube. Their subsequent apology was…interesting. So let’s see what we can learn from it.
Writers dislike buzzwords. But we shouldn’t assume all buzzwords were bad from the moment they came into existence. There are some I feel quite sorry for.
If we can review spray paint, dog toys and sheds, then it’s about time we started reviewing words. The first five on my chopping block are: Holistic, Winningest, Brandish, Mellifluous and Levity.
Southern Rail are ranked as the worst rail service in the UK. And they only make it worse for themselves with the way they deliver bad news. But it’s easy to fix.
Are you a member of the grammar police? Do you find it hard to pass over an incorrect ‘their’ without heckling its writer? If so, I have a challenge for you.
I’ve recently started wearing rigid contact lenses and it’s really, really uncomfortable. It’s getting better though, and I’ve started to notice that what my optometrist has me doing is quite similar to what I help my clients to do.
I don’t get too worked up about grammar in song lyrics. But here are some lyrical missteps that remind me of common problems inexperienced writers face.