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..
When you are given a word count, ensure your response does not exceed it or stretch the limit. Some evaluators will simply disregard any material over the limit but others will consider your response to be non-compliant and penalise you. Words within images are not usually counted. However, if you opt to insert detailed tables … Read more..
Long sentences are difficult to read and readers have to work hard to understand their meaning. To help readability and increase the impact of your messages, break sentences into bite-sized ideas. Delete anything that is not essential. Bullet points are a very effective way of making key points stand out.
To produce a winning bid it is essential that you have the correct mindset, as well as a good offering and price.
Do you still use underlining as a way of highlighting important text?
Writing in the first person (I, we, or us) implies a relationship with the buyer. It is professional, friendly and means objectives sound sincere.
Do you ever struggle with words that sound the same? Here is a handy guide:
There are several tests which gauge the readability of a document. These include Flesch-Kincaid, ARI and Coleman-Liau.