Every wise employer knows that investing in training keeps their staff satisfied and engaged. Did you know that happy and engaged employees do better quality work and make fewer mistakes? And a well-trained employee has a greater understanding of how to do their job effectively – which in turn leads to more positive outcomes and […]
“Teamwork makes the dream work,” said John C. Maxwell. We’re all familiar with this quote, but did you know that the second part of the sentence reads “but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team”…
Yves Saint Laurent famously said that ‘Fashions fade, style is eternal’. Obviously, he was talking about the clothes we wear, but the words we choose to use – and how we use them – are enduring signifiers of our editorial style.
I’ve always been fond of a historic house and garden (the children less so) but if there’s outdoor space then we might all be happy. Plus, when we get to visit a ruin or house maintained by English Heritage, then I get to see the great work we do for them in situ.
The difference between an edit, a copy-edit and a proofread is something that we get asked to explain a lot at Accuracy Matters. Often our clients know they need help with their report or website, but they don’t know what kind of help would be best.
Much has been written about how to be more productive in the workplace. But what if – like those of us who work for Accuracy Matters – your workplace is your home and your ‘office’ is the corner of a room that has some other function of an evening?
Having exhausted all the really good box sets on Netflix during lockdown, and with the nights drawing in, I’m revisiting some ‘old’ movies that make me laugh.
I’m calling out obfuscation and weasel-speak. I’ve had enough. Why can’t people (and especially politicians) say what they really mean in language we can all understand?
Why do I bother making New Year’s resolutions? I’m not talking about the bad grammar habits which are a daily challenge to avoid. No, I’m talking about the personal stuff.
The sun’s (mostly) out, the soil is nice and warm, the days are lengthening and the weeds are taking hold. This has to be my favourite time of year…