Quick proofreading tips to slash those typos

Although I and various other professional writers and editors have written about proofreading here on HTWB in the past, unfortunately it’s a problem that just won’t go away.

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How to proofread more easily and effectively…

Here, then, is a swift recap on some of the useful tips we know that can make a huge difference to the quality of whatever you write, whether it’s for your business, job, social or creative writing. [Continue reading]

Do these common grammar mistakes still catch you with your pants down?

It’s amazing to think that it’s 6 years since I wrote this eBook and despite the fact that only a few thousand of you (well, quite a few thousand) have bought a copy, many of my lovely readers are still getting sh*t like this soooo wrong.

Common grammar mistakes: why do we still make them?

HTWB grammar Mar 17In a word – well, a few words – it’s because the English language has mental health issues. Ergo, it’s nuts. There are so many exceptions to rules in English that it’s hardly worth studying the actual rules.

All the same, for those mere 1.5 billion people who speak English as a first or other language, we need to get the basics right as far as is humanly possible. Here, now, are some excerpts from my earlier writings, distilled down into the main areas where we still screw up… [Continue reading]

Have you ever swallowed more than a pill from a blister pack?

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Trust me, that's not as ridiculous as it sounds. And to warn you of its dangers, here is another excerpt from Mischieverse, my upcoming volume of somewhat rude poetry... BLISTER PACKS Blister packs, heady whacks Why are these so fiddly? Break … [Continue reading]

St Patrick’s Day: celebrate great Irish writers with HTWB…

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In honour of St Patrick's Day, here are some of my favourite quotes by wonderful Irish poets and other writers ... enjoy! George Bernard Shaw *Youth is wasted on the young. *You use a glass mirror to see your face: you use works of art to see your … [Continue reading]

Why academic writing is soooo boring – but needn’t be

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Please welcome freelance content writer Jessica Freeman from Sydney, Australia, who shares her thoughts on why academic writing has become so boring to read ... plus some ways in which to make it more reader-friendly. Over to Jessica... Academic … [Continue reading]

Are man buns hair, or tumors rare?

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As man buns are so fashionable right now, I have written a Mischieverse poem about them. My own cynical little brain can't help but wonder whether they are actual fashion statements, or perhaps malignant growths of evil trifids spurting forth … [Continue reading]