Services pages @ heart of website

Service pages are at the heart of websites. The Writing Business wrote copy for the new website of international design group, WATG

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Proud to announce the release of Henry’s Battle

When Gloria E. Swan found her father’s World War Two letters, she knew there was a story to tell. The result is Henry’s Battle and it is now launched in print and ebook versions. We have worked with Gloria for more than two years, working through structural and line redrafts and edits and proofreading. Gloria had […]

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Six. Every. Day.

Six. Every. Day. That’s how many suicides there are in Australia every day. Who are they? For one part of Australian society suicide almost never arose until 30 years ago. Who are they? I was invited by Anne Summers to write this story about suicide, a topic I would never otherwise have covered. It is […]

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The cost-benefit analysis of writing about difficult topics

Understanding tourism

Should we take on writing jobs that  are painfully complex, dry or draining, and just plain difficult? Or should we run a mile? It depends. If a topic is difficult to the point of being life ruining, then the writer nor the client will end up happy.                 […]

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Truth, Lies & Percentages

Increase your confidence in percentages by 100%

Do you know the difference between a percentage and a percentage point? It’s the kind of question you’d rather not be asked at a job interview.  Luckily, I was  prepped by a friend to expect this question at the Financial Times. It was also the only interview where I was asked about my high school math […]

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Protected: Start planning your campaign for when the election noise passes

What's your campaign promise to yourself?

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Protected: Pitching, quoting and unpacking new books

Excitement as latest book arrives but a bit messy

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