Category: Tips

21 years on… and still going strong

Tips for freelancers after 21 years

Would you believe it, but it’s been 21 years since I decided back in October 1996 to set up my stall as a freelancer? After initially offering four services – copywriting, editing, proofreading and translation – I soon dropped the latter to

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How to decide whether to use ‘a’ or ‘an’

A or an: you need to listen to the sound

A recent query from a client reminded me of a topic I’ve been meaning to blog about for a while: when to use a or an. Most of us will remember learning a simple rule at school. If the word

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It’s or its? It’s not complicated

IT'S is not the same as ITS

What are your pet grammar peeves? Which grammar mistakes set your teeth on edge? Is it the misuse of apostrophes for plurals? Perhaps the incorrect your/you’re or their/there/they’re? Maybe it’s dangling modifiers or stray semicolons that get your goat. Top of my

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