In today’s world, it’s crucial to maintain high standards, especially when it comes to servicing clients. ISO 9001:2015, the international standard for quality management systems, serves as a powerful tool to demonstrate commitment to quality, customer satisfaction and continuous improvement. That’s exactly why we were recertified to ISO 9001 in October 2022. In this blog […]
After 10 years in business as Accuracy Matters we decided it was time for a rebrand, to reflect our growth from a start-up to an established, trusted business. After a decade of success, we can demonstrate that we deliver reliable, accurate, quality results…
Do you find yourself dipping your feet in the hotel pool and simultaneously scrolling through your inbox? Or searching for that elusive bar of signal when you’re meant to be taking in the view?
Learning correct English grammar involves a combination of study, experience and creative thinking. Grammar can be an unforgiving mistress, but once you have a good understanding of this dark art it will give you all the tools you require to communicate clearly and concisely in all types of writing.
Punctuation is a wonderful thing. Used properly, punctuation marks allow us to communicate exactly what we want to say when we write. And there are many different marks which, when used correctly together, make sure our reader perfectly understands our meaning.
Colons and semicolons are very useful marks which help writers to clarify exactly what they mean, and each has its own distinct function.
Everybody has their favourite punctuation marks and ones they like less; in fact we have our own list of favourites elsewhere on this blog.
Here at Accuracy Matters, having worked as established editorial services professionals for decades, we know the process always works best when a client knows how to ask for what they want.
There’s an excellent section in RL Trask’s The Penguin Guide to Punctuation about why we should learn to punctuate. Getting drawn into the minutiae of usage for these little marks on the page can mean we sometimes lose focus on the why.
It was definitely a writer braver than me who used as his novel’s title, For Whom the Bell Tolls. This phrase, lifted from a poem by John Donne, can cause writers to break into a cold sweat, seeing the word ‘whom’ hovering menacingly in print.