Category: Writing

Common writing mistakes: compliment vs. complement

FREE (as in compliment vs. complement)

Introducing the first in a new series of mini blog posts about common writing mistakes. The difference between compliment vs. complement is one that catches a lot of people out. I often see them used incorrectly, as in “complimentary therapies”,

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How to make less* mistakes in your writing

Less or fewer: writing tips

I recently overheard a radio news presenter refer to “less people” at a particular event. The issue of whether to use less or fewer in a sentence is one that catches many people out. This is confirmed by Oxford Dictionaries,

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5 common writing mistakes that might trip you up

Wet floor sign: beware common writing mistakes

Every now and then I undertake a large proofreading job, such as a manual or an annual report. The most recent was a meaty 90,000-word operations manual. What I’ve noticed is that the same writing mistakes crop up time and

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