This full day course covers all aspects of business writing. It is invaluable for people who want to produce better structured, more concise documents. You will learn how to plan your writing so the structure and content suit are developed to suit the recipient. The course will provide you with easy-to-remember techniques to ensure … Read more..
Covering business and management reports, customer documents and even emails, this intensive half-day course covers the strategic aspects of business writing. You will learn easy-to-remember techniques to ensure that your writing is effective. You will receive checklists to help you implement the good practice which has been demonstrated. You will become more confident about writing … Read more..
The Quick Quote facility allows buyers to ask for quotes for low value/low risk procurement without the need to go through a full tendering process. To be considered for a Quick Quote invitation, you need to register with Public Contracts Scotland as a supplier. This is open to suppliers from all countries. Pay particular attention to … Read more..
Motivating subject matter experts to write responses can be tricky but it is essential to get their contribution. You can make it easier for them by breaking the question into its constituent parts and simply capturing what is required. Another option is to ask them to contribute verbally to an outline planning session. Finally, you … Read more..
When trying to achieve a tight word count limit, it is false economy to cut narrative which explains the benefits of your solution or shows previous experience. There is always a danger that you will end up with a generic, factual response which can only ever be marked as ‘average’. You must balance the requirement … Read more..
My colleague gave to me: Twelve apostrophes that possess Eleven proper hyphens Ten unsplit infinitives Nine Oxford commas Eight proofread pages Seven corrected typos Six unneeded words deleted Five style books! Four participles that don’t dangle Three grammar rules Two subject/verb agreements And the proper use of “I” versus “me.” (credit Stern + Associates)
We’ll begin with a box; the plural is boxes, But the plural of ox is oxen, not oxes, One fowl is a goose, and two are called geese, Yet the plural of moose is never called meese. You many find a lone mouse or a house full of mice, But the plural of house is … Read more..
Dearest creature in creation, study English pronunciation. I will teach you in my verse, sounds like corpse, corps, horse and worse. I will keep you, Suzy, busy, make your head with heat grow dizzy. Tear in eye, your dress will tear. So shall I! Oh hear my prayer. Just compare heart, beard and heard, dies and … Read more..
FREE BREAKFAST WORKSHOPS A Scotland-wide series of workshops, supporting Zero Waste Scotland. Are you a construction industry SME? Are you a supplier to the construction sector? Do you wonder what to write when tenders ask for ‘added value’ or ‘sustainability’? Do you think that to get high marks you need to give clients things for … Read more..
Hosted by Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP, Kingswells, Aberdeen, Rothera Group and XIC are delighted to offer a lunch and learn. Our short workshop will provide you with invaluable advice on how to structure and present your tender and bids for better results. Brought to you by: Jason Moir, Business Development Manager XIC and Anne … Read more..