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Posted On July 28, 2017
Writing is often time-consuming and costly A key concern I’ve picked up from clients in recent months is the time it takes staff to prepare and finalise a written document. Participants in my writing workshops often complain about the length of the document review process, and the number of drafts required before their managers approve […]

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Posted On July 28, 2017
Compliance documentation may be a subject you view as a necessary evil. Necessary because you need it in place to ensure you comply with government and industry regulations, keep your staff and customers safe, and that your staff can carry out their work effectively and efficiently. You may also see it as evil because writing […]

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Posted On July 28, 2017
As an experienced facilitator of a range of writing courses, I’m getting more and more requests from organisations and individuals looking for courses on writing business cases. So, what is a business case? Typically, a business case is a document whose purpose is to support or influence decision-making by proving that a particular course of […]

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Posted On July 28, 2017
How good is your documentation? When I talk to clients, many of them acknowledge that their documentation is poorly written. In fact, one client recently went so far as to tell me ‘our Standard Operating Procedures are rubbish’! The state of your organisation’s documentation may not be a high priority. But if these documents are […]

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Posted On June 29, 2016
When I first discovered Structured Writing’s consistency principle, I was surprised. That’s because I prided myself on my writing and editing skills, and often found myself recommending to others that they revise their writing by changing words that they’d used repetitively to other words.

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Posted On December 16, 2015
Business documentation is a treasure trove of valuable information. From product information to crisis and contingency procedures, your organisation has a substantial amount of existing wisdom captured in documents, handbooks, user manuals, and knowledge repositories.

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Posted On October 19, 2015
“It’s not all about you!” is a phrase I’ve been known to shriek in annoyance at my teenage sons – but it’s also something I say, frequently, to participants on our TP3 workshops.

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