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Add a new string to your bow by Anne O'Connell 26 February 2018 [Articles, blogs and press releases; Miscellaneous]
How do you proofread hieroglyphics? by Garry Pierrepont 22 January 2018 [Communication and language; Writing and literature]
Recharge your mind by Anne O'Connell 10 January 2018 [Articles, blogs and press releases; Miscellaneous]
What have you got planned for the New Year? by Garry Pierrepont 3 January 2018 [Writing and literature; Proofreading]
Do you need to bother with social media? by Anne O'Connell 10 November 2017 [Articles, blogs and press releases; Miscellaneous]
What book will be on your Christmas list? by Garry Pierrepont 31 October 2017 [Writing and literature; Miscellaneous]
Make use of your local library by Anne O'Connell 16 October 2017 [Articles, blogs and press releases; Miscellaneous]
'Grammar vigilante' at work by Garry Pierrepont 21 September 2017 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Proofreading]
Save time and achieve better results ... with style by Anne O'Connell 9 August 2017 [Articles, blogs and press releases; Communication and language]
Fiction or non-fiction – which do you prefer? by Garry Pierrepont 1 August 2017 [Writing and literature; Miscellaneous]
Change is the new normal by Anne O'Connell 26 July 2017 [Articles, blogs and press releases; Communication and language]
Get writing to keep your brain active by Garry Pierrepont 19 July 2017 [Writing and literature; Miscellaneous]
Brits centre stage in a quintessentially English event by Anne O'Connell 12 July 2017 [Articles, blogs and press releases; Miscellaneous]
How Waitrose used the grocer's apostrophe by Garry Pierrepont 6 July 2017 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Education]
Take a (short) break to improve concentration by Anne O'Connell 28 June 2017 [Articles, blogs and press releases; Miscellaneous]
How to keep working in the heat! by Garry Pierrepont 20 June 2017 [Miscellaneous; Education]
Reading improves emotional intelligence by Anne O'Connell 31 May 2017 [Writing and literature; Miscellaneous]
Next Game of Thrones book 'at proofreading stage' by Garry Pierrepont 24 May 2017 [Writing and literature; Proofreading]
Musical heroes by Anne O'Connell 18 May 2017 [Articles, blogs and press releases; Miscellaneous]
Translators need proofreaders too by Garry Pierrepont 9 May 2017 [Communication and language; Proofreading]
Turned out nice again by Anne O'Connell 27 April 2017 [Articles, blogs and press releases; Miscellaneous]
Oh dear, we don't read as much as we claim by Garry Pierrepont 21 April 2017 [Writing and literature; Education]
Bank holidays ahoy! by Anne O'Connell 12 April 2017 [Articles, blogs and press releases; Miscellaneous]
The 'Apostrophiser' gets it right by Garry Pierrepont 5 April 2017 [Proofreading; Punctuation, spelling and grammar]
Even you (and I) need a proofreader by Anne O'Connell 2 March 2017 [Proofreading; Miscellaneous]
Why are grammar schools so named? by Garry Pierrepont 14 March 2017 [Education; Punctuation, spelling and grammar]
Get your grey cells going by Anne O'Connell 10 March 2017 [Articles, blogs and press releases; Miscellaneous]
Both parents should influence the choice of schoolwear by Garry Pierrepont 1 March 2017 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Proofreading]
The clever little old grammar rule you didn't know you knew by Anne O'Connell 24 January 2017 [Articles, blogs and press releases; Miscellaneous]
Wrong 'Hail Mary' finds its way into Sri Lankan hymn book by Garry Pierrepont 16 January 2017 [Proofreading; Writing and literature]
Where are all Birmingham’s overdue library books? by Garry Pierrepont 12 January 2016 [Writing and literature; Miscellaneous]
A book lover’s Christmas by Anne O'Connell 8 December 2015 [Articles, blogs and press releases; Miscellaneous]
Morrissey's first book slammed by Romany Howes 2 December 2015 [Proofreading; Miscellaneous]
It's a long road to success by Garry Pierrepont 23 November 2015 [Writing and literature; Proofreading]
It's National Novel Writing Month by Anne O'Connell 17 November 2015 [Writing and literature; Proofreading]
What is the difference between proofreading and rewriting? by Romany Howes 10 November 2015 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Education]
Do you know your vlogger from your plogger? by Garry Pierrepont 3 November 2015 [Communication and language; Technology and e-books]
SPECTRE: why is the title of the new Bond film in capitals? by Anne O'Connell 27 October 2015 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Communication and language]
Spotted in Worcester by Romany Howes 19 October 2015 [Proofreading; Punctuation, spelling and grammar]
Is it time for your book? by Garry Pierrepont 7 October 2015 [Technology and e-books; Proofreading]
Your website is your shop window by Anne O'Connell 22 September 2015 [Proofreading; Communication and language]
Authors raise money for refugees in Europe by Garry Pierrepont 15 September 2015 [Writing and literature; Miscellaneous]
How to master academic writing by Romany Howes 9 September 2015 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Education]
Making a good first impression by Anne O'Connell 26 August 2015 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; CVs]
How books really can save lives by Garry Pierrepont 18 August 2015 [Technology and e-books; Print]
Exam results farce . . . again by Romany Howes 13 August 2015 [Education; Punctuation, spelling and grammar]
Do you have a book in you? by Anne O'Connell 5 August 2015 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Writing and literature]
How many of these 'must-read' children's books did you read? by Garry Pierrepont 29 July 2015 [Education; Writing and literature]
Proofreading dissertations by Romany Howes 24 July 2015 [Proofreading; Punctuation, spelling and grammar]
The Tour de France: a tour de force by Anne O'Connell 15 July 2015 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Pronunciation and languages]
NME to be given away for free by Garry Pierrepont 6 July 2015 [Print; Writing and literature]
So you think you can write humour? by Romany Howes 9 June 2015 [Miscellaneous; Proofreading]
It's important to get those FIFA names right by Garry Pierrepont 4 June 2015 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Miscellaneous]
Capital letters in odd places by Marilyn Owen 27 May 2015 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Proofreading]
It's official, reading is coming back by Romany Howes 20 May 2015 [Writing and literature; Proofreading]
Cooking up a problem for panini by Garry Pierrepont 12 May 2015 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Proofreading]
Three great names for our baby Princess by Marilyn Owen 7 May 2015 [Miscellaneous; Communication and language]
Election Speshul . . . Do politicians deed English lessons? by Romany Howes 30 April 2015 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Communication and language]
Consistency is the key by Garry Pierrepont 8 April 2015 [Communication and language; Punctuation, spelling and grammar]
Easter egg's and Easter bunnie's don't have apostrophe's! by Marilyn Owen 2 April 2015 [Pronunciation and languages; Communication and language]
Drug left me horrified by Garry Pierrepont 25 March 2015 [Pronunciation and languages; Punctuation, spelling and grammar]
The Butterfly Saturday Reading School by Marilyn Owen 8 March 2015 [Education; Communication and language]
Fifty Shades of Grey by Romany Howes 24 February 2015 [Proofreading; Punctuation, spelling and grammar]
To read or not to re-read - that is the question! by Marilyn Owen 15 February 2015 [Writing and literature; Communication and language]
Are sequels ever better? by Romany Howes 4 February 2015 [Writing and literature; Miscellaneous]
Difficulties faced by international students learning English by Marilyn Owen 28 January 2015 [Communication and language; Proofreading]
The English spelling system - is it time for change? by Marilyn Owen 21 January 2015 [Communication and language; Punctuation, spelling and grammar]
OCR: quality versus quantity? by Romany Howes 13 January 2015 [Proofreading; Technology and e-books]
E-book conversion: what is it? by Garry Pierrepont 5 January 2015 [Technology and e-books; Proofreading]
Can you spot the problem with this headmaster's letter? by Marilyn Owen 16 December 2014 [Proofreading; Communication and language]
Should we believe what we read? by Romany Howes 9 December 2014 [Communication and language; Miscellaneous]
Fun with words at Chiquen by Marilyn Owen 27 November 2014 [Communication and language; Miscellaneous]
Pooh to all that! by Romany Howes 24 November 2014 [Writing and literature; Miscellaneous]
Going for the literary gold by Marilyn Owen 20 November 2014 [Writing and literature; Proofreading]
Vape: Word of the Year by Garry Pierrepont 18 November 2014 [Communication and language; Proofreading]
Fillers - filling the empty spaces with empty words by Marilyn Owen 14 November 2014 [Communication and language; Punctuation, spelling and grammar]
The poetry is in the pity by Romany Howes 11 November 2014 [Writing and literature; Miscellaneous]
We all have different talents by Marilyn Owen 6 November 2014 [Proofreading; Punctuation, spelling and grammar]
Dotting the i by Romany Howes 5 November 2014 [Communication and language; Punctuation, spelling and grammar]
Enough to give you a heart attack! by Garry Pierrepont 4 November 2014 [Proofreading; Punctuation, spelling and grammar]
Even robots aren't safe from ebola by Romany Howes 29 October 2014 [Proofreading; Punctuation, spelling and grammar]
Why is the English article such a problem? by Marilyn Owen 23 October 2014 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Proofreading]
Grammar and spelling don't matter - try telling NASA by Romany Howes 20 October 2014 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Proofreading]
Decadence sends the wrong message on The Apprentice by Garry Pierrepont 15 October 2014 [Communication and language; Miscellaneous]
There, their and they're by Marilyn Owen 14 October 2014 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Proofreading]
The complexities of written English by Romany Howes 7 October 2014 [Proofreading; Communication and language]
Lose the dot on a capital I by Garry Pierrepont 30 September 2014 [Proofreading; Punctuation, spelling and grammar]
Grammar returns to the classrooms - at last! by Marilyn Owen 22 September 2014 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Education]
Proofreading Services by Romany Howes 1 September 2014 [Proofreading]
How 'the' and 'a' get mixed up by Garry Pierrepont 22 August 2014 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Communication and language]
Do we need punctuation in text messages? by Marilyn Owen 13 August 2014 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Communication and language]
Paying for proofreading students' work by Romany Howes 5 August 2014 [Writing and literature; Proofreading]
Reject incorrect word contractions by Garry Pierrepont 29 July 2014 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Communication and language]
I don't need spelling, do I? by Romany Howes 23 July 2014 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Communication and language]
Gloˀ al stop - or whaˀ by Marilyn Owen 15 July 2014 [Pronunciation and languages]
To learn a language - immerse yourself by Garry Pierrepont 8 July 2014 [Pronunciation and languages]
Writing your first novel by Romany Howes 3 July 2014 [Writing and literature; Communication and language]
The English language library in an Italian town by Marilyn Owen 25 June 2014 [Writing and literature]
When in Rome - all speak English by Garry Pierrepont 17 June 2014 [Pronunciation and languages]
D-Day remembered? By whom . . . by Romany Howes 3 June 2014 [Education]
Teacher corrects poorly written letter from pupil by Marilyn Owen 28 May 2014 [Proofreading; Education]
US creative writing courses criticised for being 'too white' by Garry Pierrepont 20 May 2014 [Writing and literature]
Enid Blyton Comes to McDonald's by Marilyn Owen 14 May 2014 [Writing and literature; Technology and e-books]
Everyone has the right to education by Romany Howes 8 May 2014 [Education; Miscellaneous]
Mills & Boon creates its own ebook app by Garry Pierrepont 29 April 2014 [Writing and literature; Technology and e-books]
The Book Bus Road Show by Marilyn Owen 22 April 2014 [Education]
The mystery of life by Romany Howes 28 March 2014 [Education]
OCR is good - but it's not perfect by Garry Pierrepont 18 March 2014 [Proofreading; Technology and e-books]
Celebrating World Book Day by Marilyn Owen 12 March 2014 [Writing and literature; Miscellaneous]
Punctuation isn't important? How commas can be catastrophic by Romany Howes 26 February 2014 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Communication and language]
Full stops are not separators by Garry Pierrepont 18 February 2014 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar]
Flood defences or a bit of light relief by Romany Howes 13 February 2014 [Proofreading; Miscellaneous]
English: word lending and borrowing by Marilyn Owen 7 February 2014 [Communication and language]
Hitler's Mein Kampf will return to Germany's bookshelves by Garry Pierrepont 29 January 2014 [Writing and literature]
The good and the bad of social media by Romany Howes 28 January 2014 [Miscellaneous; Technology and e-books]
Encourage a love of reading by Marilyn Owen 22 January 2014 [Education]
Software to predict the success of a novel by Garry Pierrepont 15 January 2014 [Writing and literature; Technology and e-books]
Is Ruth Rendell right? by Romany Howes 9 January 2014 [Writing and literature]
Because - the new preposition by Marilyn Owen 2 January 2014 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Communication and language]
Apostrophes gone mad! by Garry Pierrepont 17 December 2013 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Education]
The ambiguous headline by Romany Howes 10 December 2013 [Writing and literature; Communication and language]
We don't want no grammar! by Marilyn Owen 4 December 2013 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar]
Making Reality TV out of writers by Garry Pierrepont 25 November 2013 [Writing and literature; Miscellaneous]
Self-publishing is Now Plan A by Romany Howes 18 November 2013 [Writing and literature]
Exam Overhaul or U-Turn? by Romany Howes 12 November 2013 [Education]
John Pye took the self-publishing route to success by Garry Pierrepont 8 November 2013 [Writing and literature; Miscellaneous]
Th pwr f yr brn doesn't necessarily show you the best way to write by Garry Pierrepont 5 November 2013 [Writing and literature; Communication and language]
Energy prices by Romany Howes 28 October 2013 [Communication and language; Miscellaneous]
Articles for your website by Marilyn Owen 21 October 2013 [Writing and literature; Articles, blogs and press releases]
Malcolm Moores' autobiography on kindle by Garry Pierrepont 29 April 2013 [Writing and literature; Technology and e-books]
Dropping the apostrophe - simplification without sense by Marilyn Owen 16 January 2012 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar]
Can't CV the Wood for the Trees by Garry Pierrepont 12 January 2012 [CVs]
Stay consistent as language develops by Garry Pierrepont 2 December 2011 [Proofreading; Communication and language]
Why is my CV rejected? by Romany Howes 21 October 2011 [Proofreading; CVs]
Proofreading exercise by Garry Pierrepont 14 October 2011 [Proofreading; Education]
Beware incorrect compound words - thank you! by Garry Pierrepont 7 October 2011 [Proofreading; Communication and language]
Proofeading in a foreign language by Garry Pierrepont 15 September 2011 [Proofreading; Communication and language]
Proofreading rates by Garry Pierrepont 16 August 2011 [Proofreading]
Proofreading academic work by Garry Pierrepont 11 August 2011 [Proofreading; Education]
Proofreading tests by Garry Pierrepont 19 July 2011 [Proofreading; Education]
How to start proofreading by Garry Pierrepont 13 July 2011 [Proofreading; Education]
Proofreading jobs by Garry Pierrepont 30 June 2011 [Proofreading]
Proofreading groups by Garry Pierrepont 14 June 2011 [Proofreading; Education]
Proofreading courses by Garry Pierrepont 1 June 2011 [Proofreading; Education]
How will i fare? by Garry Pierrepont 19 January 2011 [Miscellaneous]
The writing is on the wall by Garry Pierrepont 7 January 2011 [Communication and language; Education]
Say aitch or I'll scream by Garry Pierrepont 23 November 2010 [Pronunciation and languages]
Be fussy - it's what we do! by Garry Pierrepont 8 July 2010 [Proofreading]
The power of the spoken word by Romany Howes 8 January 2010 [Communication and language; Pronunciation and languages]
Spelling likely to be changed by Internet usage by Garry Pierrepont 4 January 2010 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Communication and language]
Time to put an end to political jargon by Marilyn Owen 8 December 2009 [Communication and language]
English standards drop in primary schools by Garry Pierrepont 3 December 2009 [Education; Writing and literature]
Blogs-only newspaper by Romany Howes 27 November 2009 [Articles, blogs and press releases]
A good-sounding abbreviation is not always an acronym by Garry Pierrepont 12 November 2009 [Proofreading; Communication and language]
Celebrity authors come in for criticism by Romany Howes 29 October 2009 [Writing and literature; Miscellaneous]
Read to your child by Marilyn Owen 23 October 2009 [Education]
Kindle international e-book reader from Amazon by Garry Pierrepont 7 October 2009 [Miscellaneous; Technology and e-books]
Squiggles and an Arabian princess by Marilyn Owen 30 September 2009 [Education; Communication and language]
Txt spk by Romany Howes 7 September 2009 [Communication and language; Technology and e-books]
Fight back for the apostrophe by Garry Pierrepont 1 September 2009 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Education]
Council jargon is off the agenda by Garry Pierrepont 19 March 2009 [Communication and language; Articles, blogs and press releases]
As the saying goes ... or doesn't by Marilyn Owen 25 February 2009 [Communication and language; Writing and literature]
Writing can be therapeutic by Garry Pierrepont 17 February 2009 [Writing and literature; Communication and language]
Dictionary editors turn to Bebo for new words by Garry Pierrepont 13 February 2009 [Communication and language; Pronunciation and languages]
Another council drops its apostrophes by Garry Pierrepont 13 February 2009 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Education]
Kindle 2 by Romany Howes 10 February 2009 [Miscellaneous; Technology and e-books]
The poor apostrophe gets bashed again by Garry Pierrepont 2 February 2009 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Proofreading]
Common mistakes in English writing by Marilyn Owen 8 January 2009 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Writing and literature]
Aspects of proofreading sometimes neglected by Garry Pierrepont 24 December 2008 [Proofreading]
Xmas cheer by Romany Howes 15 December 2008 [Proofreading; Punctuation, spelling and grammar]
Do we need expressive punctuation marks??!! by Marilyn Owen 4 December 2008 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar]
English under threat again by Garry Pierrepont 10 November 2008 [Communication and language; Punctuation, spelling and grammar]
Researching information by Romany Howes 31 October 2008 [Miscellaneous]
Speaking of commas - how about the semi colon? by Marilyn Owen 23 October 2008 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Miscellaneous]
Why spelling matters by Garry Pierrepont 30 September 2008 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Communication and language]
Probably the best advice in the world... by Romany Howes 19 September 2008 [Articles, blogs and press releases; Communication and language]
The finer points of homonyms - hmmm! by Marilyn Owen 05 September 2008 [Writing and literature; Proofreading]
Should I lament anymore for any more? by Garry Pierrepont 19 August 2008 [Communication and language; Punctuation, spelling and grammar]
The lowdown on press releases by Romany Howes 7 August 2008 [Articles, blogs and press releases; Communication and language]
Apostrophe's - what? by Marilyn Owen 25 July 2008 [Punctuation, spelling and grammar; Education]

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