One of the world's most famous and successful investors - Warren Buffett, prefers to write in plain English. He wrote the preface in the Plain English Handbook, published by the US Securities and Exchange Commission - which gives some useful advice...
By James Hurford 1 Feb 2013 05:42
If you can't write well - if you can't get your point across in a clear, concise and organised way - you have no choice but to spray and pray. Write with bad grammar, bad spelling and bad punctuation and no one is going to take you seriously.
By James Hurford 17 Jan 2013 06:11
Fear of writing gets planted in schoolchildren at an early age. We're led to believe that writing is a special language owned by the English teacher, available only to the few who have 'a gift for words'. But writing isn't a skill that some are born with and others aren't.
By James Hurford 25 Nov 2012 08:03
Often when people write, they're afraid to make mistakes and so they edit themselves word by word, inhibiting the natural flow of ideas and sentences. However, professional writers know that writing is a process consisting of numerous drafts, rewrites, deletions and revisions.
By James Hurford 24 May 2012 09:50