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The Editwrite blog: free resources for everyday writers, bookworms and word nerds!

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7 people you will see on World Book Day

7 people you will see on World Book Day

Happy World Book Day! If you’re a parent of primary school children then you’ll look forward to World Book Day every year with either excitement or trepidation. Well, the day has finally arrived, and you’ve stepped onto the playground with your little ones. You stop. You look around. Here’s my little tongue-in-cheek commentary on who you’ll see.

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Swapping the red pen for RED January

Swapping the red pen for RED January

A new year is always a good time for a new challenge. Dry January? Veganuary? I don’t drink a huge amount or eat a lot of meat anyway, but those options didn’t really appeal to me. Then I came across RED January – an initiative run in partnership with Mind, the mental health charity. RED stands for Run Every Day, but it’s also used in the colour sense to symbolise beating the January blues. By the end of January, I’d run for 31 consecutive days, and had covered 227 kilometres (141 miles). Here’s how I got there and why.

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How to write your bid or grant application

How to write your bid or grant application

This article is for all those who strive daily to meet the needs of their community but who struggle with the formality of bid writing and grant applications. The principles also apply to any type of application process where you have to answer specific questions. Of course I can’t guarantee your success, but I hope my tips will help you along the way.

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How to avoid jargon and acronyms in your business writing

How to avoid jargon and acronyms in your business writing

Jargon (specific technical language) and acronyms (usually made up of the initial letters of something) are useful when writing for people within a particular field. However, we need to be more careful when writing for a lay audience, who might not have the specific knowledge needed to understand your terminology. How can you do this effectively? Read on for my top tips.

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How to write for your business

How to write for your business

Whether it’s a report or a leaflet, a blog article or a bid, all business will involve some sort of writing. What you write and how you write is a reflection of your business, so if standing out as professional, clear and competent is what you’re after, read on.

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