Tag Archive: language

Feb 11

A small business owner’s guide to using social media

This is the first part of a two-part series by Phoebe Netto, the Managing Director of Good Business Consulting, a marketing and public relations consultancy for small-to-medium businesses. Phoebe has a background in public relations and marketing, and takes these skills that are often reserved for big businesses with big budgets, and uses them to help …

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Jan 23

Is swearing bad?

The use of language is something I find really interesting. In particular I find it interesting how what some people find acceptable, and even great use of language, can be considered offensive by others. The so-called “seven dirty words” (see this Wikipedia article if the reference is unfamiliar) were considered unusable on television just a few …

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Jan 05

Essential books for writers – The Elements of Style and The Grammar Devotional

The Grammar Devotional

I maintain that almost anyone can be taught to be a good writer. Sure, for some people it comes naturally but with sufficient effort I think anyone can write well. If you don’t have the time or money to attend a writing course, there’s plenty of help available. I suggest that anyone who needs to …

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