Word up: the latest proofreading and editing news

Here’s a round-up of some interesting and useful (or sometimes just fun!) updates and news from the world of language, editing and proofreading. Electioneering Get ready for the General Election on 4 July by brushing up on your election terminology: General Election: Key words and phrases explained Or you could dig a little deeper into political […]

Promoting anti-racist narratives in development sector research

This week’s blog has been written by Natalie Lartey, Director and Founder of Wood & Water, a not-for-profit consultancy that brings Black British changemakers and communities into critical conversations about humanitarian and environmental injustice. In her blog, Natalie reflects on a review by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), explores common challenges in […]

Rachel’s round-up of the year – 2023

Accuracy Matters round-up of the year – 2023

This year was one of big change and big ambition for Accuracy Matters. We worked on more than 300 projects for clients, from display panels of less than 150 words, right through to 800-page reports, ranging from proofreading through to detailed drafting projects and delivering editorial training courses, both in person and online. A snapshot […]

Four reasons to outsource your editorial in 2024

Four reasons to outsource your editorial in 2024

Do you need additional support for your editorial team, ad-hoc assistance, or a reliable regular supplier for a variety of editorial requirements? Tick one thing off your New Year to-do list by outsourcing your editorial in 2024. Read on to discover four reasons why your future self will thank you. 2023 has been a year […]

Professional editorial training – how we do it

Professional editorial training – how we do it

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 […]

The power of images in storytelling

If you’ve ever been captivated by a photograph, you already understand the immense power of images. A single photo can evoke emotions, trigger memories, and even compel action – much like a good story can. As a Personal Branding Photographer, I often find myself in between photography and storytelling. Today, I want to dive into […]

5 ways to put yourself in your reader’s shoes

5 ways to put yourself in your reader’s shoes

When I first started working in publishing, I attended some of the excellent training courses at the Publishing Training Centre. An image that has stuck in my head ever since is a little like the angel and devil on your shoulder – except, for editors/proofreaders, it’s the author and the reader – I’ll leave you […]

10 tips for more effective communications

10 tips for more effective communications

Effective communications can make or break a business, and yet so often people get it wrong. Here are a few simple guidelines that can help you communicate effectively with customers and stakeholders, whether you’re writing an in-depth report, newsletter or marketing communications. 1. Focus Before you even begin to write, make sure you are clear […]

Smart Energy GB: Working with Accuracy Matters to produce more accessible content

Who are Smart Energy GB? You might not have heard of Smart Energy GB before. We’re the not-for-profit campaign helping everyone in Britain understand the importance of smart meters and their benefits to people and the environment. What do we do? The ‘everyone in Britain’ task is an important one. We are talking to consumers […]

How content marketing connects you to customers

Content marketing isn’t just about creating endless social media posts to be buried under complex algorithms. Instead, it’s an invaluable tool you can use to cut through the noise online and connect with your ideal customers…

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