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Winter woollies by Liz...
Winter woollies by Liz Brown

  Winter woollies by Liz Brown Winter seems to be advancing at swift pace here in the Limousin, France. I woke up this morning to a crisp white frost on the lawn and an icy sheen on...  ...read more
5 Ways That WW1 Still...
5 Ways That WW1 Still Influences Us

5 Ways That WW1 Still Influences Us  by ANDY MACKAY November 2018 marks the centenary of World War 1. In the 100 years since that terrible conflict that took the lives of millions,...  ...read more
World War One A Hundred...
World War One A Hundred Years On

  World War One: A Hundred Years On BY LUCY TAYLOR-BENT  One hundred years ago, on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, four years of some of the...  ...read more
Using Word Styles to...
Using Word Styles to spruce up your CV

Using Word Styles to spruce up your CV by Liz Brown copy-editor and proofreader   One of my most popular PPH Hourlies is proofreading of CVs, cover letters or personal...  ...read more
OSCOLA basics citing...
OSCOLA basics citing papers

  OSCOLA basics: citing papers   Citing papers in OSCOLA style In the previous blog post I looked at the citation of UK Parliamentary proceedings using the OSCOLA referencing...  ...read more
OSCOLA back to basics...
OSCOLA back to basics journal articles

  OSCOLA back to basics: journal articles If you’re writing a law assignment then there’s little doubt that, at some point, you’ll need to make reference to some previous...  ...read more
Bibliography Basics and...
Bibliography Basics and Keystroke Shortcuts

Staying in control from A to Z – keystroke shortcuts An editor colleague recently tweeted that the one shortcut they used most often was Ctrl+Z – the ‘undo’ key. This got...  ...read more
Page numbering...
Page numbering

Set up your document for success: page numbering I’m often asked for help with numbering pages, especially with longer works like a thesis or a dissertation. Numbering pages enables your...  ...read more
Documents for success...
Documents for success

  Set up your document for success: adding a table of contents Most dissertations and theses will require a Table of Contents. This is simply an index, usually placed at the beginning of the...  ...read more
Where do these phrases...
Where do these phrases come from

  Professional copywriter and all-round wordsmith Matt Press from Splash Copywriters casts an expert eye over a few well known phrases and sayings and asks: where do they come...  ...read more
Common Bird Names in...
Common Bird Names in French

Common Bird Names in French   Barn swallow - Hirondelle rustique Jay - Geai des chênes Black redstart - Rougequeue noir Lesser spotted woodpecker - Pic...  ...read more
Set up your documents...
Set up your documents for success

  Set up your documents for success Word watch – how to beat the spelling police     Your personal word list When I was training to become a proofreader one...  ...read more
Suffragette Centenary...
Suffragette Centenary 2018

Suffragette Centenary 2018 by Blackhen Education. 100 years ago marked an incredible change in British history. Groups of women were finally given the right to vote after years of...  ...read more
How to use adjectives in...
How to use adjectives in your writing

How to use adjectives in your writing   by Blackhen Education. Teachers often ask students to use more adjectives in their writing. But what are...  ...read more
Documents Set For...
Documents Set For Success and Your CV

  Set up your documents for success: Heads up In the past few weeks I’ve looked at a few steps you can take before you start writing (or typing!) to set up the document. These are...  ...read more

 

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