Adjectives make up around a fifth of all words in English. Some are often used alongside modifiers such as “hot” or “cold” (very), “short” or “tall” (quite), and “delicious” or “disgusting” (absolutely). Others, like “unmistakable” or “unequivocal”, are accustomed to standing alone…
The blogs at Accuracy Matters are a combination of articles about the work we do for clients, projects we are proud of, musings on the art of proofreading and editing, and a series of useful grammar and punctuation guides – well, we are experts…
This year marks a decade of Accuracy Matters and we could not be more thrilled we have come this far.
There are a million sophisticated tools out there to help us to catch our written mistakes, and for the most part we use them gratefully, for everything from writing emails to preparing work presentations.
The devil IS still in the detail, as our new Accuracy Matters survey finds written errors can cost brands customers, cash and their reputation.
Zombie grammar rules are the so-called ‘laws’ of language that are no longer, or never were, valid. Yet, like the undead they refuse to lie down and die, and so continue to haunt those of us who work in editorial services, probably until we, ourselves, pass away.
There are many reasons for outsourcing some of the work on an editorial project – whether it’s an annual report, marketing materials, a brochure or content on your website or app.
We spend hours every week working closely with clients on their editorial projects, from annual reports to public inquiries, and we have refined the process to a point where we know every stage inside out.
Launching your own business is a huge learning curve, and we haven’t always managed to get everything right first time, but we like to think we’ve learned a lot along the way.
For project managers and team leaders looking to plan out a document’s publication in-house, we have prepared three specific checklists which are available to download online.