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Who needs a CV when you’ve got Facebook?

A news report out this weekend, commented on the fact that the presence of social media channels is changing the way that employees are being recruited. Maybe worryingly for some, employers are frequently scouring the pages of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to get an insight into the person behind the CV. With this in mind, [...]

By | February 6th, 2012|cv writing, facebook, resume, social media recruitment, twitter|0 Comments

How to Stay Motivated When Writing a Book

Motivation is something that most of us will struggle to maintain at some time in our lives. Whether it's to persevere in the gym, or to get out of bed when you know there's a long day at work ahead, motivation can mean the difference between success and failure. When it comes to writing a [...]

Your vs. You’re

This morning I thought I'd provide you with some helpful advice which should ensure you always use the correct version of your or you're. The two words sound the same but have different meanings, and if you interchange the two you will find that your sentence probably won't make sense. Looking at the first word, [...]

By | January 24th, 2012|grammar, proof reading, proofreading, spelling, your, youre|0 Comments

Are you getting your message across?

I just received a text message from a friend, it was short and sweet, only six words in length, but unfortunately it should have been seven! And in missing out that one vital word, the whole message became confusing, unclear, and actually had a totally opposite meaning to the intended message.A very simple example of [...]

By | January 16th, 2012|proof, proof reading, proofreading|0 Comments

A Monday Morning Motivator

It's a cold Monday morning, the weekend is a distant memory but neither of these elements are blighting the productivity at JMD today. But in order to stay productive, you need to stay motivated, which is why I thought this morning I would share a lovely quote from Francois-Marie Arouet (1694-1778), commonly known by the [...]

By | January 9th, 2012|inspiration, motivational quotes, Voltaire|0 Comments

Top Tips for Writing Poetry

If you love writing but have so far stayed well clear of the realms of poetry then this blog post is for you. Until recently, I too was a poetry virgin, until I came across these top tips, which I'd like to share with you now.Firstly, there are two ways to start writing poetry, the [...]

By | January 5th, 2012|editing, poem, poetry, poetry tips, writing poems|0 Comments

Inspirational Words for a New Year

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, [...]

By | January 3rd, 2012|desiderata, inspirational, max ehrmann, poem, quotes|0 Comments

Happy New

By | December 30th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Copy Editing – Make Sure Your Manuscript is Flawless

Copy editing is a vital component of the writing journey and it is essential that any manuscript (MS) that is due to be submitted to potential publishers, has been through the copy editing process. A strong copy edit will mean that your manuscript is free from spelling and grammar errors and is also the best [...]

How to Edit Your Work When Your Writing’s Not That Great

If writing isn't your greatest strength yet you still have the desire and the willingness to write, there's no reason why eventually you can't produce writing that reaches very high standards. The secret to success in this situation is to edit, edit and edit again.All writers, no matter how great they think they are, or [...]

By | December 20th, 2011|copy edit, copy editing, copyediting, editing, editorial, manuscript edit|0 Comments